Baby Cakes is Going Pumpkin

 There is something special about stepping into Baby Cakes and smelling the sweet aroma of freshly baked cupcakes, muffins and scones. Plus the warm coffee drinks that help us wake up now that the mornings are getting chilly.  Baby Cakes is one of our favorite places all year round but it is extra special during the holiday season.  Our chef’s develop special creations that make you feel like you stepped into your mom’s kitchen.  

So at Baby Cakes this holiday season it’s all about the pumpkin.   Pumpkin bread, pumpkin scones, pumpkin muffins and pumpkin spice cupcakes, so we thought it would be fun to check into some fun facts about them.

Pumpkin facts:

The word pumpkin originated from the Greek work “Pepõn” which means large melon. The word gradually morphed by the French, English and then Americans into the word “pumpkin.”

Pumpkins have been grown in North America for five thousand years. They are indigenous to the western hemisphere.

Pumpkins are low in calories, fat, and sodium and high in fiber.  They are a good source of vitamin A, vitamin B, potassium, protein, and iron.

Pumpkin seeds should be planted during the last week in May and middle of June to ensure a fall crop.  Once they turn bright orange they are ready to pick.

Early pumpkins were not traditionally the round, orange upright version we know today.  They were a crooked neck variety which was easier to store. 

If pumpkin isn’t your style, you still have plenty of other choices.  Baby Cakes also has apple and pecan pie this season so everyone’s favorites are covered.  You’ll also find specially packaged gift baskets for that last minute family treat!