April 20, 2021 – National Look Alike Day | National Pineapple Upside Down Cake Day

Do You Know That Everyone Has A Doppleganger?

Welcome to April 20, 2021 on the National Day Calendar. Today we celebrate notorious imposters and aloha in a cake.  More after the break.

Felix Dadaev may not be a name you know, but if you ever studied World War II, you’ve probably seen him and didn’t know who he was. And that was the point. When Felix was injured while serving in the Russian army, someone noticed that he looked a lot like the country’s leader: Joseph Stalin. Over the next several years, Felix studied with actors to learn how to move like the dictator. He acted as a stand-in for security purposes, but also made media appearances and posed for news photos and film. People say he got so good that sometimes even Stalin’s family and friends got them mixed up. On National Look Alike Day celebrate the doppelgangers who may be pulling a fast one. 

Pineapples are a symbol of hospitality.  The problem is that not everyone knows how to carve this spiky fruit.  Pineapple upside down cake to the rescue!  With its sweet caramelized topping and cherries peeking through the golden rings, your guests will know you thought of them and baked a perfect cake. This dessert goes back hundreds of years to when folks cooked in cast iron skillets.  A simple way to bake was to line the skillet with fruit and pour batter over the top.  When the cake is done it is inverted on a platter and the results bring an instant smile to camp chefs and home cooks alike.  On National Pineapple Upside Down Cake Day celebrate friendship with cake that says Aloha, no matter where you live.

I’m Anna Devere and I’m Marlo Anderson.  Thanks for joining us as we Celebrate Every Day.

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