Fun Facts about cakes!

  • What Is A Cake???
    Cake is a form of bread or bread-like food. In its modern forms, it is typically a sweet baked dessert. In its oldest forms, cakes were normally fried breads or cheesecakes, and normally had a disk shape.

The Tallest Cake was 30.85 meters!!! 

The tallest cake was 30.85 m (101 ft 2 ½ inches) high, created by Beth Cornell Trevorrow and her team of helpers at the Shiawassee County Fairgrounds, Michigan, USA. It consisted of 100 tiers and was completed on 5 August 1990

The birthday cake is 200 years old.

Wedding Cakes made to throw at the bride!
A wedding cake is the traditional cake served at wedding reception following dinner. And traditionally to throw at the bride!In some parts of England, the wedding cake is served at a wedding breakfast , on the morning following the ceremony. In modern Western culture, the cake is usually on display and served to guests at the reception. Traditionally, wedding cakes were made to bring good luck to all guests and the couple. Modernly however, they are more of a centrepiece to the wedding and are not always even served to the guests. Some cakes are built with only a single edible tier for the bride and groom, to share.

They say cake in many different languages. For example;

Welsh – cacen

French – gateau

German – kuchen

Spanish – torta

Portuguese– bola

Tajik– tort.

Our word “cake” is from the Old Norse term kaka
Our word “cake” is from the Old Norse term kaka and has no link to “cook” (which derives from the Latin coquere). The Latin for a cake is placenta (a placentarius was a pastry-cook) and comes from the Greek plakos meaning “flat” (as in the Plaka district of Athens). In modern Romania, plačintă is a cakeish circle with a cheese or fruit filling.

December 15th is known as national cupcake day!

Fun Facts about Cup Cakes!
he first mention of a cupcake recipe goes as far back as 1796. Amelia Simms wrote a recipe in “American Cookery” which referenced, “a cake to be baked in small cups”. However, it wasn’t until 1828 that the actual word cupcake was used by Eliza Leslie in her cookbook “Seventy-five Receipts for Pastry, Cakes, and Sweetmeats”.

One fun fact about early cupcakes is that they were baked in teacups or ramekins before the invention of the multi-cup pans we use today. Cupcakes also started to become popular because they saved time in the kitchen and were generally easier to bake than larger cakes. Some theories suggest the term cupcake was derived from the easy to follow early 1-2-3-4 recipe. The recipe was measured: 1 cup butter, 2 cups of sugar, 3 cups flour, 4 eggs.


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