Cake: The Beginning

We’ve all eaten cake over the years at dozen of different types of celebrations or just because we felt like a nice slice of scrumptious cake; but do you know where the tradition of eating cake comes from?  Food historians believe the fist peoples to show interest in baking was the ancient Egyptians.  The Egyptians didn’t quite have cake as we think of it today but more like a bread-like dish that was sweetened with honey.

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Cake have long held special meaning to a great many people and that special meaning still holds fast today.  Ingredients like sugar, nuts and fruits use to be rather expensive and by buying or making a cake, it showed the person how much they meant to you. The first Wedding Cake can be linked to ancient Rome. Guest would break the cake on the Bride’s head and scramble to collect the crumbs.  They believe this would bring good luck, fertility and fortune.

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Cakes have also been apart of many cultures ancient rituals.  Ancient Celts would roll cakes down a hill to symbolize the movement of the sun during Beltane. The round shape of cake was thought of as a symbol for the circle of life or for the circle of the seasons.  It also took a round shape to honor the sun and the moon in certain cultures.

The popularity of cake soared during the Industrial Revolution and the invention of baking soda and baking powder popped up.  The development of better transpiration also allowed for goods to be moved more easily and brought cost of ingredients down.  Temperature controlled ovens were also beginning to make the rounds in modern day homes and store fronts.

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Our BIG Day!

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Today, May 1st, 2014, is Mix-N-Match Bake Shop’s first official day being open.  Mama and I are so excited and honored to be apart of the Jackson, Michigan Small Business community.  Our hopes for the bakery is that it will grow and be welcomed into Michigan with open arms.  We consider it a blessing that we have gotten this far and our Bake Shop is finally open. With each order we receive, we are thankful that you have allowed us to be a part of your most special moments in your life.  Mama and I look forward to create beautiful treats that are Mixed with Love & Matched to You!

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For information on Mix-N-Match Bake Shop please feel free to stop by:

Our Website: Mix-N-Match Bake Shop

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The Tassel is Worth the Hassle…

Are you getting ready to walk across that stage to grab hold of your diploma? Whether you’re stepping into the world straight from High School or from College, it’s a time to be celebrated.  Mix N Match Bake Shop offers a wide variety of goodies to help you plan for your big Grad Party. From good eats to decoration ideas, there’s something in this blog to help everyone plan their big day. (You can even change all of these ideas up a bit to fit any celebration.)

Here are some of Mix N Match Bake Shop’s favorite ideas…

Hang A Banner – Use tape to spell out a special message to your Grad, and use colorful sticky notes to allow others to wish them well.

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Photo Wall – Relive your favorite memories with your Grad with a photo wall in the shape of their graduation year.

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Graduation Cupcakes An upside down cupcake can make for a fabulous graduation cap!  Mix N Match Bake Shop has a wide variety of flavors to choose from your Graduation Cupcakes.

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Fun Cupcake Toppers – A pretty cupcake topper can go a long way in making any event a little more festive.  We’d be happy to help your get your desserts ready to stand out for all to see!

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These are just a few ideas we found to be a bit fun.  There’s tons more out there and Mix N Match Bake Shop wants to help you celebrate your Graduation with all the edible goodies we can.  Congratulations Class of 2014! The tassel is worth the hassle.