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Hummingbird cake & GF/DF hummingbird bread by Julie Schumacher

I love food that has a story and tells part of our story, don't you?

Ages ago in my past, past life...not just when I was a teacher but when I was a teacher living in LA, I first met the magic that is a hummingbird cake. I was invited to a pot luck baby shower for a colleague. I was one of the younger teachers so appearing a grown up mattered deeply to me and I was nervous about what to bring. My meals consisted of frozen burritos so but a grad school graduation gift of Martha Stewart Living meant I stumbled upon a hummingbird cake. It was the dried pineapple flowers that caught my eye and the cream cheese frosting that won my heart.

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