I would bake a cake, of course!
And being from Minne-soh-ta, dontcha know, it would have to be a Bundt cake.
Indeed, this is a long-standing tradition for the baker that is me, and the reasons for this are plentiful.
First, a Bundt cake is easy to make and frees one up for frantic, pre-guest house cleaning.
Second, a Bundt cake looks lovely upon said guest’s arrival.
And third, a Bundt cake is—simply put—delicious.
There really is no end to the fun one could have with a Bundt cake, no matter which state you live in.
Though it is we Minnesotans who claim the founders of the Bundt cake as our own. 🙂
H. David Dalquist and his wife Dorothy founded the Nordic Ware company in 1946, and came out with the Bundt pan in 1950. However, it wasn’t until some savvy young baker entered—and won—the Pillsbury bake-off contest with this recipe that the popularity of the Bundt pan soared.
I was born that very same year.
It’s my destiny to be a baker of Bundt cakes, dontcha know!
Come for Coffee and you’ll see. 😉
Ed. note: one of the original aluminum Bundt cake pans is on its way to the Smithsonian! (as well as 30 cubic feet of original drawings, recipes, and documentation from the company). “At the (Smithsonian’s) American History Museum, we collect objects and documents that represent a wide range of important themes in American history and American life,” said Paula Johnson, a Smithsonian curator. “The Nordic Ware story really relates to so many of these themes: entrepreneurship, innovation and the changes in American foodways in the 20th century” (St. Paul Pioneer Press; Friday, February 23, 2007).
Yah, you betcha!