Ala Verity (bubblebubba) wrote in bakebakebake,
Ala Verity

Did You Know? August is National Eat Dessert First Month!

So in America, we apparently have something called "National Eat Dessert First" month. These are the 31 blissful days during the year when the sugar on all the grocery store shelves suddenly vanish and national happiness levels skyrocket. Each day in August has a different themed dessert--the month kicks off with national raspberry cream pie day, followed by national ice cream day, and so on and so forth. Are we seeing a completely delicious, delectable idea brewing here? I hope so!

I was wondering if any or all of the community would be interested in observing this fun national dessert month with me--everyone from all stripes, shades, shadows, and spices are, of course, welcome! My tentative idea is that anyone who's interested could sign up for one, two, or three (or more, if you're daring!) of the day themes, with an end goal that we'd have at least one post for every day of August. If you're really excited to make any particular type of dessert, or have been waiting for an excuse to try making one, why not during an official Dessert Month?

So! Any thoughts and/or intrigued participants? I'm probably going to be covering National Eat Dessert First month over on my Wordpress blog (username Wallflour Girl), too, if anyone is interested in leaving comments or joining in over there.

Below the cut is a list of each National Day theme--I hope you check it out! This could be a fun way to do some community bonding, get some bomb baking done, and wow our friends and each other to boot.

Daily Observances

• August 1 - National Raspberry Cream Pie Day

• August 2 - National Ice Cream Sandwich Day

• August 3 - National Watermelon Day

• August 4 - National Chocolate Chip Day

• August 5 - National Ice Cream Sundae Day

• August 6 - National Root Beer Float Day

• August 7 - National Raspberries & Cream Day

• August 8 - National Frozen Custard Day

• August 9 - National Rice Pudding Day

• August 10 - National S'Mores Day

• August 11 - National Raspberry Bombe Day

• August 12 - National Toasted Almond Bar Day

• August 13 - National Trail Mix Day

• August 14 - National Creamsicle Day

• August 15 - National Lemon Meringue Pie Day

• August 16 - National Rum Day

• August 17 - National Vanilla Custard Day

• August 18 - National Ice Cream Pie Day

• August 19 - National Soft Ice Cream Day

• August 20 - National Chocolate Pecan Pie Day

• August 21 - National Spumoni Day

• August 22 - National Pecan Torte Day

• August 23 - National Spongecake Day

• August 24 - National Peach Pie Day

• August 25 - National Banana Split Day

• August 26 - National Cherry Popsicle Day

• August 27 - National Pots de Creme Day

• August 28 - National Cherry Turnover Day

• August 29 - National Lemon Juice Day

• August 30 - National Marshmallow Toasting Day

• August 31 - National Trail Mix Day

EDIT: To everyone to whom I replied with a link to my blog entry and the signup form, I want to apologize if you felt unnecessarily harassed by my external linking. I was looking for an easy way to organize this and it didn't occur to me that it might be a sensitive issue. Sorry! Not that I don't still think it's a helpful idea, but I'd hate to push it on anybody who isn't in this community for that sort of thing. That being said, I've finally found the "edit post" button here and will forge ahead with this helping organize this challenge on bakebakebake. Cheers!

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