July 23rd is National Hot Dog Day!

 

National Hot Dog Day celebrates one of America’s summer favorites. It is only fitting that this dog gets its day.

 

Its summertime. Hot dogs are center stage on the grill, and at picnics all across America. They are at the ballpark. They are sold from carts on street corners in every city.

Day At the Ball Park Cake

BBQ Cupcakes

 

Thanks to YumSugar for a great recipe to make your own Hamburger and Hot Dog cupcakes.

 

We consume hundreds of millions of hot dogs on the Fourth of July alone. Did you know that at the Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest 62 hot dogs were consumed in 10 minutes by the winner, Joey Chestnut? Wow! I can barely finish two.

 

 

How many hot dogs do we eat?  Each year we buy over 837 million packages of hot dogs at retail outlets, and over 24 million hot dogs at baseball stadiums alone.


 

How about trying a Lazy Dogg?

 

Looks yummy, right? Well, the Lazy Dogg cupcake is a buttermilk-corn cake batter stuffed with a bacon wrapped hot dog, with a maple buttercream whipped frosting and topped with maple bacon bits!

Thanks to Sweet Spoonery for creating a cupcake perfect for National Hot Dog Day!

 

Until tomorrow, have a Sweet Day!

 

 


Last night I found an interesting website with unique and VERY funny, random days of celebration – not sure where they all came from but still interesting. Yesterday was “Peach Ice Cream Day” and each “holiday” has a brief description and note of origin.

 
Peach Ice Cream Party

I love the bottom left image of this creative peach ice cream party. They are actually cake pops made to look like ice cream in an ice cream cone…how cute!

So… my new blog idea is to post each day a random holiday for that date and relate it to cakes or cupcakes or something completely random…just like the holiday.

Here we go… let’s start with our first holiday: July 18th is National Caviar Day!