Let them eat (free, miniature bundt) cake

One free bundtlet cake per person from 3 p.m. to 3:05 p.m., Tuesday, April 9, 2019 at San Marcos store/Nothing Bundt Cakes

Call it a publicity stunt, but free is free, so a complimentary $4.75 miniature bundt cake, or bundtlet so-called, is nothing to turn up one’s nose at.

Although there is a 300 second Cinderella window of opportunity catch.

From 3 p.m. to 3:05 p.m. Tuesday, April 9, anybody venturing inside Nothing  Bundt Cakes at the (Winco) San Marcos Creekside Marketplace shopping center, 595 Grand Ave., will be given one free miniature bundt cake.


Here’s the deal, according to Nothing Bundt Cakes.

“Celebrating the opening of its 300th bakery, Nothing Bundt Cakes is offering a “Confetti Bundtlet” cake giveaway at all bakeries on Tuesday, April 9 starting at 3 p.m. — but move fast — as the freebie deal goes on for 300 seconds or while supplies last.

The 300th Nothing Bundt Cakes bakery is slated to open next month in Jacksonville, Florida.”

Said Nothing Bundt Cakes co-founder and chairman Dena Tripp, apparently speaking in perfect harmony in a Nothing Bundt news release. “I never would have dreamed in 1997, when we first started our bakery out of our home kitchens in Las Vegas, that we would someday have 300 locations across the nation. Our Confetti Bundtlet giveaway is our way of bringing joy and thanking our guests for including us in their celebrations and helping us reach this incredible milestone.”

Tripp and her co-founder, Debbie Shwetz, started baking and selling cakes more than 20 years ago, working out of their homes, until demand grew to the point where they opened their first bakery, then expanded to several locations and eventually a franchise empire across the United States and Canada.

Nothing Bundt Cakes was named a “Top 30 Food Franchise to Buy in 2018” by Franchise Business Review and was listed on Franchise Times’ “Fast & Serious” list, which ranks the smartest-growing franchises over a three-year period.

Nothing Bundt Cakes opened 55 bakeries in 2018. The company was named a “Top 30 Food Franchise to Buy in 2018” by Franchise Business Review and was listed on Franchise Times’ “Fast & Serious” list, which ranks the smartest-growing franchises over a three-year period.

More information on the business is available here, and the bakery location finder is here. Call to check that your nearest locale is participating in the giveaway.

Nothing Bundt Cakes, San Marcos/Escondido Grapevine

Brief history of the bundt cake

The way the story is told, the name bundt comes from the German word bund, which means “community” or “a gathering of people”; and that Dahlquist just added the letter “t” to the end and trademarked the word.

However, there is a citation for a “bundt form” as early as the 1903 edition of the famous Milwaukee Settlement Cookbook*, 63 years before Dahlquist filed for his trademark on March 24, 1966.

One can imagine that the Jewish women of Milwaukee had the cookbook and asked for a bundt pan. Still, Dahlquist was granted the patent.   A contemporary version of the kugelhopf, the basis for the bundt.

In the 1903 Milwaukee Settlement Cookbook, “Bundt form” is found on page 319 in the following text (under BUNDT KUCHEN, No. 2): “Grease Bundt form (a heavy round fluted pan with tube in center) well, and flour lightly. Cream butter and sugar well, add beaten yolks and beat, then the raised mixture and the rest of the flour, and lastly the beaten whites. Pour in pan, let rise until very light, and bake until well done and brown in a moderately hot oven, about forty-five minutes.” (Read details of the Settlement Cookbook source material).

The Settlement Cookbook, first published in 1901 in Milwaukee to raise funds for the Settlement House for immigrants, is considered to be the most successful fund-raising cookbook in American history. It is still in print; the 1976 edition was named to the James Beard Cookbook Hall of Fame   Bundt cake.

In 1960, the Good Housekeeping Cookbook showed a pound cake baked in a Bundt pan; that feature turned the Bundt into the number-one selling cake pan in America. But it was the 1966 Pillsbury Bake-Off, where the Tunnel of Fudge Cake recipe baked in a Bundt won second place, that launched the Bundt trend.

Read more at: https://www.thenibble.com/zine/bundt-cake5.asp

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