Pumpkin is a favorite flavor around Magnolia Bakery and our love of the delicious squash continues well after Thanksgiving. Throughout the fall we offer a wide variety of pumpkin-inspired desserts, including pumpkin pecan cupcakes, pumpkin spice cake, pumpkin pie, pumpkin pecan bars and pumpkin cheesecake.
In addition to baking a slew of pumpkin-flavored desserts, we’d like to take a moment to honor pumpkins everywhere with some of our favorite pumpkin factoids:
• The self-proclaimed “Pumpkin Capital of the World” is Morton, Illinois.
• Pumpkins are grown on every continent, with the exception of Antartica.
• The word pumpkin originated from the Greek word Pepon, meaning large melon.
• In early colonies, pumpkin shells were used as a template for haircuts. As a result of this practice, New Englanders were sometimes nicknamed “pumpkinheads.”
What’s your favorite pumpkin dessert (or fact!)?