Mallory: Hit the spot

Mallory Thomison, Staff Reporter

The smell of bonfires, the taste of S’mores. 

Short sleeves traded for sweaters, sandals for boots. 

Ice cold lemonade turns to hot apple cider. 

Pictures posted from Raiders, Tanners, Curtis’ Orchard & Pumpkin Patch.

Corn mazes. Hayrides. Pumpkin carving and hand-traced turkeys. 

It’s Charlie Brown. It’s centerpieces of leaves in shades of burnt orange, crimson, ruby and mahogany on the Thanksgiving table. 

Spring, summer, fall, winter. 

Let’s be clear, fall is not the same as autumn. 

Fall is simply a season. Something you learned about in elementary school after mastering your days of the week and learned the months of the year. 

Autumn is an experience — you can smell autumn, you can taste it. 


For a limited-time only, this autumn is Nothing Bundt Cakes Pumpkin Spice Bundtlet season.

It’s pretty clear I am a lover of all things autumn. I am the customer Nothing Bundt Cakes had in mind when they created their Pumpkin Spice cake. 

The moment I opened its clear plastic container, the air was filled with an inviting pumpkin aroma, a scent similar to walking past Bath & Body Works during this time of year — sweet, spicy, distinctly autumn.

Inside Nothing Bundt Cake’s signature packaging was a rust colored cake delicately topped with cream cheese frosting that dripped down its sides. 

A wave of anticipation rushed through me as I picked up my fork to dig in. 

 That first bite met my expectations — and then some. 

The first bite tasted heavenly, which ultimately took me to a universe of all things autumn —  a world of perpetual pumpkins, where “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown” is always on, where cider isn’t just seasonal…

If autumn had a taste, it would be the taste of this bundlet. 

The cake’s texture was pleasing,  soft with a springy inside. The smooth frosting that melted in my mouth. 

The cake was perfectly spiced and complemented with a cream cheese frosting that was not only sweet but also tangy, which together tasted otherworldly.  

Paying $4.75 for the tasty, satisfactory, and sentimental bundlet is worth it by far if you ask me.