February 1st


National Cake Pop Day

Also: National Chocolate Covered Raisins Day

Here are today’s five facts about

Cake Pops

  1. Cake pops are crumbled cake
    mixed with frosting that can be rolled into balls or formed into endless shapes. They are then placed on a lollipop stick and dipped in chocolate.
  2. While there is no recorded date for the creation of cake pops. Most people say that Bakerella, a popular baking blog, helped make then a “pop” phenomenon.  See Pinterest below
  3. In 2011, cake pops were considered the newest and most popular confectionery food trends
  4. Other variations of cake pops are cake balls, cakesicles, cupcake pops, and cake-on-a-stick.
  5. Cake pops in recent years have become ubiquitous to Starbucks coffee shops.

Foodimentary’s cake pops pics.

On This Day in Food History…


  • 1856 Auburn University is chartered as the East Alabama Male College, a primarily agricultural college.
  • 1867 Bricklayers first started working 8-hour days
  • 1884 The first edition of the Oxford English Dictionary is publish(including 23 recipes & cooking tips)
  • 1913 New York City’s Grand Central Terminal opens. The world’s largest train station including several restaurants & food stalls.
  • 1960 Four students stage the first civil rights “sit-in” at the lunch counter of the Greensboro, NC, Woolworth