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Bumpy Cake Is an Iconic Michigan Dessert You Need to Try

When it comes to cake baking, most of the time you’re striving for a perfectly smooth and polished looking cake. In Michigan, however, that’s not always the case. Meet Bumpy Cake—a delicious cake confection recognized for its iconic fudge-covered vanilla buttercream bumps. This cake has a cult following and it’s clear why. It’s essentially a giant Hostess cupcake in the form of a sheet cake. Do we have your attention? Good. Keep reading to learn more about this tasty treat and how you can make a homemade version.

Where Is Bumpy Cake From?

In order to track down the

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This Video of Someone Using an Old-Fashioned Cake Cutter Is So Satisfying

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After a year of staying inside and avoiding germs due to a global pandemic, many of the traditions around birthday cake have gone from sweet to questionable. Kids’ birthday parties have seen a resurgence of cupcakes to keep everyone’s confection completely separate, and savvy entrepreneurs have invented creative ways to keep up the ritual of candles without needing to spray down the cake with sanitizer afterward.

Cutting cake is a tough task to do neatly, but most people can accomplish it with either

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Merle Smith, first Black graduate of Coast Guard Academy, dies

NEW LONDON, Conn. (AP) — Merle Smith Jr., the first Black cadet to graduate from the Coast Guard Academy, has died, his family said. He was 76.

Smith died June 16 of complications from Parkinson’s disease and COVID-19, his wife, Lynda Smith, said.

Smith commanded a cutter in Vietnam, taught law classes at the academy in New London and retired from active-duty service with the rank of Coast Guard commander before joining the legal staff of submarine builder Electric Boat.

The academy’s superintendent, Rear Adm. William Kelly, said in an email to the campus community that Smith “served

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Orange County pet stores banned from selling dogs, cats, rabbits

Pet stores that are already legally selling the animals may continue to do so until June 22, 2022.

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. — Those looking to become pet owners in Orange County will soon have to turn to adoption.

County commissioners voted Tuesday to ban the retail sale of dogs, cats, and rabbits.

According to the ordinance, the ban will apply to pet stores but not animal shelters or rescue organizations whose mission focuses on rescuing, caring for, and rehoming animals in need.

Pet stores can, however, continue to display pets that are up for adoption and provide “shelter, food or

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How to Make the Perfect Sponge Cake

Sponge cake doesn’t typically fall high on people’s list of favorite desserts. Its name doesn’t stir the heart, and so often it’s dry and tasteless. But, when properly made, sponge cake is tender and bouncy with a cloudlike crumb that deftly soaks up the flavors of whatever it’s paired with, like whipped cream, coffee or fruit.

With so few functional ingredients (eggs, fat, sugar, flour), sponge cake literally rises and falls on its proportions. Change one thing, and the balance may be disturbed. It took dozens of eggs and double-digits attempts, but this recipe strikes the ideal balance between structure

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Jack Phillips: Judge finds Colorado baker broke state discrimination law by refusing to bake a birthday cake for a trans woman

A judge on Tuesday found the Masterpiece Cakeshop illegally refused to bake a cake to celebrate a trans woman’s birthday and identity, saying it violated the Colorado Anti-Discrimination Act (CADA).

Jack Phillips, the owner of Masterpiece Cakeshop, was fined $500, the maximum amount for this violation.

Phillips drew national attention in 2012 when he said his religious beliefs kept him from making a custom wedding cake for a same-sex couple.

In 2019, he was sued by Denver attorney Autumn Scardina for refusing to bake her a custom birthday cake in 2017 after she said the colors and design of the … Read More