Some Exciting Stories About The Most Popular Dessert Called Cake

In ancient days, cake was nothing but a better modification of bread. Since then till now, cake has come a long way. Now, there are numerous recipes and flavors, which people have invented, tasted and liked. It is one of the most popular dessert items in the entire world. One can order cake online from different websites or can just buy from a shop. When bought online, there is a cake delivery option, which the site provides the facility of delivering the order at your doorstep.


Some bits and pieces of stories about cake

  • The word ‘Cake’ has a Viking origin. This word actually comes from the word ‘Kaka’.
  • Long ago in ancient Rome, breads were made with milk and honey. These were used to make bread soft. Later on, there came the modification by adding eggs and sugars to it. Then it was named as cake.
  • Cakes, which were made in early England, were also made from bread. But, here in England, it was always made in a shape which resembled round and flat.
  • In Greece, the local people first invented cheeses cakes, which they used to make with goat milk.
  • In Spain during the time of Renaissance, a new kind of cake was invented, known as the sponge cake.
  • In French language cake is called ‘gateau,’ which was later added to the English vocabulary by 19th century. But it was a much later addition to the cake recipe list. Previously, it was used to refer a dish which was prepared with meat.

The first story

Long ago when Celtic people used to celebrate, they used to enjoy the Beltane Festival the most. In that festival, they used to lit a bonfire on a hill top and used to roll down round shaped cakes from the top of the hill. If the cake did not break till it reached down, it meant good fortune. That was the belief of local people then. Now, on a wedding day, cutting a cake has become a common ritual. But, some time ago it was a bit different. People used to end a wedding ceremony by breaking a big loaf of bread on the bride’s head or just by simply throwing bread pieces on her. Cheese cakes also have a story to share. When it was originated, during the first Game of Olympics, cheese cakes were given to the athletes.

Some fun facts about this dessert

  • In early days in Scotland, the idea of a cake was a thick hard biscuit, which was made of oatmeal.
  • The National Cake Day is on November 26th.
  • There is a special Chocolate Cake Day celebrated in Germany, which is celebrated on 11th June.
  • The concept of birthday cake was first originated in England during the year 1785.
  • During 17th century England, fruit cakes were kept under the pillow of an unmarried man or a woman because; it was believed that this will bring a sweet dream to them about their soul mate.

One can also select a cake from a website and order it for online cake delivery either for oneself or for family or friends.

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