Who doesn’t love gorging on delectable cakes? Everyone does. In fact none of our occasions are ever complete without a bite of cake. And this is one of the most tried and tested food of the world. Maximum number of experiments had been done with it and the creative experiments still continues. The list of cake types found across the world is an endless one. Only due to the enticing effect of it, you don’t think twice before the cake delivery in UK, USA or any other part of the world for the happiness of your loved ones.
But are you sentient of the following fun facts about cakes? You would be delighted to know these surely.
1. 27th January is often celebrated as the National Chocolate Cake day in most part of the world. Chocolate itself is a tantalizing thing in itself and when the goodness of chocolate mixes with the smooth cakes, the end result is something to die for. Undoubtedly, this flavor of cake is the most famous one in the whole world.
2. 11th June is regarded as the National German Chocolate Cake Day. There’s something funny around this German chocolate cake – people often ruminate over the fact that if this cake belongs to German and its chocolate. Actually, in 1852, a master baker named Sam German developed a sweet baking bar for Baker's Chocolate Company and the product was named in honor of him: "Baker's German's Sweet Chocolate." In most recipes and products today, the apostrophe and the "s" have been dropped, driving the assumption that the chocolate's origins are German.
3. The meaning of ‘cake’ has evolved over time. Initially, cakes used to be a small flattened sort of bread, round, oval, or otherwise regularly shaped. Cakes in those days were usually baked hard on both sides unlike softer versions that are available these days.
4. Do you know that the world’s largest wedding cake weighed 15,032 lb and was made by chefs at the Mohegan Sun Hotel in February 2004?
5. It was believed during 17th Century England that if fruitcakes were kept under the pillows of the unmarried people, it will lead to sweet dreams about their fiancées.
6. In Roman times, eggs and butter were often added to basic bread to give a consistency that we would recognize as cake-like, and honey was used as a sweetener. The distinction between Roman concepts of cake and bread was therefore very bleak.