Here are today’s five things to know about cake pops:
A cake pop is a ball of cake hand dipped in frosting served on a stick.
While there is no recorded date for the creation of cake pops, most people say that Bakerella helped make them a “pop” phenomenon.
In 2011, cake pops were considered the newest and most popular confectionery food trends
Other variations of cake pops are cake balls, cakesicles, cupcake pops, and cake-on-a-stick.
Cake pops in recent years have become ubiquitous to Starbucks coffee shops.
* Bakerella celebrates National Cake Pop Day on Feb 1
Today’s Food History
-1765 The British Parliament passed the Quartering Act, which required American colonists to provide temporary quarters, food, drink, etc. to British troops stationed in their towns.
-1896 Clement Hardy received a patent for the rotary disk plow.
-1989 The worst oil spill in U.S. history (up to that point) occurred as the Exxon Valdez ran aground in Alaska’s Prince William Sound, and eventually leaked 11 million gallons of crude oil. The effects on wildlife and fish was devastating.