National Bundt (Pan) Day
Celebrated On 15th November annually, the National Bundt (Pan) Day is observed to honor the humble Bundt cakes and Bundt Pans! The Bundt Cakes are a popular dessert on the American Menu today! However, the journey of this day started in the 1950s! Let’s look at the way the Bundt Pan and cakes have become part of the American Household and Bakeries today!
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Why National Bundt (Pan) Day?
The Bundt cakes are not constrained to a particular recipe. Any cake baked using a Bundt Pan giving the cake its distinctive ring shape can be called a Bundt cake! The Bundt cakes are difficult to frost, thus they are generally served undecorated, dusted with sugar powder or glazed!
So the best part? You can choose your favorite cake recipes and bake them in the Bundt Pans!
The Bundt Pan’s Mold was originally inspired by the Gugelhupf, a fruitcake popular in Europe!
Two brothers and co-founders of the cookware company – Nordic Ware, H. David Dalquist and Mark S. Dalquist, were the first to popularize the Bundt cakes with their modern version of the Gugelhupf mold that was traditionally made of cast iron.
The businessmen started working on the modern version of the mold with a request from their two friends Fannie Schanfield and Rose Joshua.
Finally, an aluminum version of the fruitcake mold was designed by Dalquist along with its company Engineer Don Nygren. Nordic Ware went on to produce the first batch of the aluminum pans in 1950. To have an edge, a trademark was made to successfully distinguish the Pans by adding “t” to the word “Bund”. Thus the word “Bundt”!
The sales of the “Bundt Pans” were pretty bad around the 1950s as many Americans were not ready to accept it into their household and Nordic ware decided to discontinue the product!
Things began to change for Nordic ware as the Bundt Pan was mentioned in 1963 in the new Good Housekeeping Cookbook. Yet again the Bundt pans had to wait until 1966 to gain its rightful place in baking! It became popular when Ella Helfrich, bagged the second prize at the annual Pillsbury Bake-Off for baking a Bundt cake “Tunnel of Fudge” and won $5,000 for it!
This win of the Bundt Cake raised 200,000 and more requests for Bundt Pans! Today, Nordic ware is a proud owner of selling more than 60 million Bundt pans! And thus to commemorate the day is the National Bundt (Pan) Day celebrations on November 15th every year!
How Can We Observe National Bundt (Pan) Day:
- Get your Bundt Pans out & Bake!
The best way to celebrate the National Bundt Day is to bake a cake using the Bundt Pans! You may also choose the various Bundt Pan designs to have a memorable day with family and friends! And of course, don’t forget to share your Bundt cakes on social media using hashtags #NationalBundtDay and #BundtDay.
- Visit a Local Bakery that serves delicious Bundt cakes!
Check out the nearest Bakeries and taste the various bundt cakes with your loved ones! What better way to celebrate National Bundt Day than having Bundt Cakes?! Especially the Nothing Bundt Cakes celebrates this day by offering free Bundt cakes for a few first customers! You are also free to find other bakers who offer great Bundts with a little extra offer today!
- Share the story of National Bundt Day!
It is very easy to forget History, so take this opportunity to celebrate the day by sharing your valuable information on everything about National Bundt Day in brief! Write a blog or make an interesting video and share away using #NationalBundtDay
- Learn more about Bundt Pans from the original makers!
Visit nordicware.com to follow the origin and transformation of the humble Bundt Pans!
Interesting Facts About National Bundt (Pan) Day:
Here are a few fun facts about Bundt cakes and Pans to brighten your celebrations!
- The Bundt Pan got its name from the German word for gathering of People – “Bund”
- Every 2 out of 3 households in America use at least one of the Bundt Pans
- Nordic Ware’s factory in Minneapolis had produced more than 70 million Bundt Pans as of 2017
- The Bundt Pan’s design allows the cake mixture to have better contact with the Pan and thus aids in faster and even distribution of heat during baking!
History of National Bundt (Pan) Day:
There is no factual evidence as to why November 15th was chosen as National Bundt (Pan) Day and the year of initial observance is unknown too. However, the founders of this unofficial food holiday are said to be the co-founders of Nordic Ware.