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Spoonful Celebrates Our 1st Birthday with The Ulti...

Spoonful Celebrates Our 1st Birthday with The Ultimate Birthday Cake!

Ultimate Birthday Cake

All this week, Spoonful is celebrating our 1st Birthday with stories about birthday memories and, of course, birthday cakes! To keep the party going, download our newly launched digital app now available for Apple and Android devices. As a gift to our readers, Spoonful is offering free, limited-time access to the “Best of Spoonful” issue in the app! Free shipping is also available now through the entire month of April for those who purchase a yearly subscription with the promo code: FREESHIPPING.

What a year! This Thursday, we’re celebrating Spoonful Magazine’s first year as a publication with an awesome celebration at one of Philadelphia’s best culinary destinations: Reading Terminal Market!  As a gift to this great food city and its suburbs that has supported us through this year, we’ll be unveiling the Ultimate Birthday Cake, a towering cake crowdsourced from a nationwide survey asking Americans to rank top birthday cake flavors. Baked by Elizabeth Halen and her award-winning team  from Flying Monkey Bakery, this beautifully behemoth cake will be made with 160 eggs and 15 pounds of buttercream frosting, and contain eight different flavors, layered from top to bottom in order of popularity according to the survey.

Ultimate Birthday Cake

So, what are America’s favorite cake flavors, anyway? According to our survey of 500 people, they break down like this:

  1. Chocolate 
  2. Cheesecake 
  3. Chocolate Chip 
  4. Vanilla
  5. Red Velvet 
  6. Marble 
  7. Carrot 
  8. Lemon 
  9. Coconut 
  10. Funfetti 

Frankly, we thought funfetti would be much higher on the list, but the people have had their say! 

If you live in or near Philadelphia, please do join us this Thursday, March 30, 2017 at 11a.m. at Reading Terminal Market in the Center Court seating area across from Flying Monkey Bakery. After we unveil the Ultimate Birthday Cake, visitors can enjoy complimentary cake (which flavor will you be hoping for?)!

Reading Terminal Market
Flying Monkey Bakery

And if you can’t join us tomorrow, please let us take this opportunity to thank you for being part of the Spoonful family during our first year. Whether you’re a contributor, a subscriber, our fan on social media, or just drop in on our website from time to time, we couldn’t have done this without you. It has been our joy and pleasure to bring you immersive stories and photography from unforgettable culinary and home entertaining experiences, while offering inspiration, encouragement, and tested tips and techniques from home cooks all over the globe. As a gift to our readers, we’re offering limited-time access to the “Best of Spoonful” issue in the new Spoonful App, available on iPhone and Android devices. You can access it by downloading the Spoonful Mag app on iTunes and Google Play. Also, enjoy free shipping now through the entire month of April for those who purchase a yearly subscription at Spoonfulmag.com/shop-spoonful with the promo code: FREESHIPPING.

Thank you again, and we hope to see some of you tomorrow at Reading Terminal Market!


Emily Kovach is the Web Editor at Spoonful Magazine. She’s a fan of oysters, dumplings, nearly every kind of cheese, hoppy beers, and gin cocktails. While she’s intrigued by the incredible food scene in her hometown of Philadelphia, her favorite meals are at home, shared on the back porch with her cozy little family and their dog Jacket.

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