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Christmas Cakes From Around the Globe

You may love it, or you may despise it, but when it comes to Christmas cakes, there is no in-between. But, considering the fact that you’re reading this article, we will assume you’re either a Christmas cake cult-ling or simply curious as to what all the big fuss is about. And, we’re happy (but also a little hesitant) to tell you that you’ve come to the right place to find out.

Christmas is as synonymous with fruit cake as is with stuffed turkey and cranberry sauce. The key difference? Stuffed turkey is less controversial. However, despite this confectionery being the holiday punchline of the 21st century, it still forms part of Christmas celebrations across the globe. Read below as we dive into the festive and fruity tales of Christmas cakes around the world. And, why it will probably land up on your Christmas dinner table this year. 

Christmas tree with hanging stocking and decorations.

Bake A Thanksgiving Cake: Thankful for Cake (and Pie!)

Roasted, stuffed, glazed, and baked, turkey and pie often take centerstage during the special holiday that is Thanksgiving. But, if you’ve clicked on this article, I’d like to believe you’re ready or at least willing to switch up the Thanksgiving dessert spread this year. 

As a girl with a sweet tooth, what always excites me the most about family-oriented holidays is dessert! And, as a treat that can be overlooked during the season of gratitude, I am thrilled to dig into the deliciousness of Thanksgiving cakes. And, to the traditional die-hards, don’t worry, we’ve still made some space for pie here too. Read below as we tell you how you can serve Thanksgiving cake, pie, or both for this fun holiday.  

Chocolate thanksgiving cake on cake stand surrounded by autumn leaves

Birthday Celebration Traditions in the UK

The Brits sure know how to throw a grand party guaranteed to make anyone feel like royalty (see what I did there?) with chambers in Buckingham Palace, and we’re here for it! Scroll all the way through the blog to find out more about birthday celebration traditions in the UK.

Scary Scrumptious: Spooky Cakes for Halloween

Although the custom of “trick-or-treating” never quite reached my own childhood, I have always found an affinity toward things mysterious and creepy. Whether it was through making imaginative concoctions and potions with soil and seawater or watching my all-time favorite Tim Burton film, “Corpse Bride” – the spooky themes of Halloween somehow trickled into my young years. I may not be an expert in spooky cakes, but I do take pride in being an amateur baker. So, merging these two specialties seems like a fun way to explore the flavors and customs of Halloween!

Equal parts spooky and delicious, let’s take a closer look at the scary scrumptious world of spooky cakes! With autumn flavors like spiced apple, cinnamon, sweet pumpkin pie, nutmeg, and death-by-chocolate (pun intended), there is no way these desserts won’t knock your socks off. Featuring ghosts, mummies, witches, and creepy crawlies, these festive cakes might bring more goblins to your doorstep. And, don’t let these freaky designs fool you; we’ve also included easy, no-bake treats for the Halloween mummies, I mean mommies, who don’t have all the extra hours to spare!  

Spooky cakes with ghost confectionary on top.

Spoiling Dad With Cake For Father’s Day

Perhaps their dry sense of humor, bad taste in fashion, and typical ‘good cop’ parenting style are what makes us so fond of Dad. Digressing for a moment, I’m also convinced that dads develop all their ‘Dad’ traits through a universal Zoom meeting called ‘Dad Classes 101’ or something. Anyway, just like cakes, dads come in all forms. There are funny ones, serious ones, tall ones, short ones, bald ones (no shade, we live for the look), and ones with sprinkles on top. Oh wait, that’s actual cake. No wonder it can be difficult to find the perfect gift and cake for Father’s Day!

Nonetheless, dads take up a well-earned space in our hearts, and what better way to show our appreciation than by giving them the gift of colorful and creamy confectionery this Father’s Day? Besides using this article to deliver well-balanced cake and dad jokes, I promise to provide you with some useful information. Keep reading to find out how you can make or send your dad a cake for Father’s Day that will have him in ‘tiers.’

Cake For Father's Day: Happy affectionate african american dad embracing little child daughter holding greeting card with red heart bonding on fathers day concept, smiling cute kid girl hug daddy congratulate make surprise

Mother’s Day Cake – Your Turn To Bake

They say that there is nothing sweeter than a mother’s love, but we like to think that our desserts take the cake! A delicious cake can make any day better, and there are few people more deserving of a yummy treat than mothers. Mother’s Day is the perfect opportunity to honor and give thanks to our mothers and maternal figures in our lives. It’s a day to celebrate and show our appreciation for the women who have helped guide and influence us into the people we are today.  If you’re looking for tips on how to show your appreciation, Mother’s Day cake is a delicious, charming, and beautiful way to shower mom with some well-earned TLC!

There are many ways to spoil your mom, but we know that it’s not a celebration without cake, so we at Cakes Overseas have created a simple guide to help you treat your mother on her special day. Whether she likes creamy lemon cheesecake, raspberry pink velvet cake, or a decadent 3-tier chocolate cake, we’ve got desserts to make the perfect centerpiece for your Mother’s Day brunch or dinner. If you aren’t a baker, stop here and head on over to our site, where we can send a cake for you! Scroll down and read more on how to make this Mother’s Day extra special! 

Woman holding a slice of chocolate and vanilla cake on pink background

Nailed It! Come Make a Cake with Me!

I’m sure this may come as a shock to many of my readers, but while I absolutely LOVE eating cake, making a cake isn’t exactly my day job. That’s not to say I would completely flop on that popular baking show (hence the chosen blog name), but I’m also not getting into a pastry chef school any time soon. 

With that said, I had the opportunity to make a cake (and cupcakes) for one of my favorite tiny humans a few weeks back. For your entertainment, and to offer up some humble baking advice, I documented my progress! So, sit back and enjoy as I tell you my colorful tale of crumbling cake, haywire (but DELICIOUS) frosting, and a little girl who loved every single bite! 

Make a Cake - Cake Mix, Pudding Mix, Eggs, and Milk

International Women’s Day and Cake

Every year the world celebrates International Women’s Day on March 8th. Ever heard of it? Don’t worry, neither have I. But when the opportunity to research this interesting holiday arose, I was instantly intrigued. What is this interesting holiday? Where did it come from? How do we celebrate it? Most importantly … is there cake? In this article, I’m planning on answering all these questions and more so read on and see how you can celebrate the next International Women’s Day with your loved ones!

International Women's Day: The girl is holding a cake with forest berries, strawberries, blueberries, on the street in the city.

Valentine’s Day Cupcakes: From Sweetie to Sweets!

Hey, watch out! 

Phew! You almost got hit with that arrow! That could only mean one thing: It’s Valentine’s Day! 

Ah, the holiday where sweets rule and chubby babies yielding weapons aren’t a brow-raising encounter. It’s also a day for many killjoy couples to make the irritating declaration that they don’t need a holiday to show their love. (mega eye roll) Nay Nay. Valentine’s Day is more than flowers and candy – I mean, there’s cake, too! Okay, I was kidding about that one. Well, not really … I mean, cake is delicious, but I digress. 

Valentine’s Day is a time to celebrate love, friendship, and the joy of having other people in your life. Not just your lover, but your friends, your parents … anyone you want to tell “thank you for loving me.” And, yes, we should appreciate our loved ones all year round, yadda yadda, obviously, but let’s be honest here: if there wasn’t a holiday telling you to bring home cake, you’d probably never bring home cake, right? We all know the truth. So, this Valentine’s Day, instead of making silly announcements and ruining everyone’s fun, read this article and learn how to make the best of the holiday of love (with some help from Valentine’s Day Cupcakes of course).

Valentine's Day Cupcakes: Red Velvet cupcakes on a stand with a piping bag of icing
Red velvet Valentine’s Day cupcakes on a cooling rack and a pipping bag on a rustic wooden table