Because we love cakes so much, we are bringing you 13 FUN AND AMAZING FACTS ABOUT CAKES YOU NEVER KNEW! A little bit of history and statistics that we are certain will amuse cake lovers. The internet is full of amazing facts and we have done a little bit of research just for you!
Here are some cake facts for you:
- November 26th is National Cake Day.
- The Red Velvet Cake Recipe was an act of Revenge – One of the interesting cake facts about Red Velvet is that the recipe was made known to the public as an act of revenge. A woman ate the Red Velvet cake in the restaurant and got quite fond of it. She asked the restaurant for the recipe and they charged $100 for the same. She got furious and circulated the recipe widely as a revenge.
- The word ‘cake’ comes from Middle English kake, and is probably a borrowing from Old Norse.
- The meaning of ‘cake’ has changed over time, and the first cake was: A comparatively small flattened sort of bread, round, oval, or otherwise regularly shaped, and usually baked hard on both sides by being turned during the process.
- The world’s largest wedding cake weighed 15,032 lb and was made by chefs at the Mohegan Sun Hotel and Casino, Uncasville, CT in February 2004.
- The world’s tallest cake stood at 7.8m tall, and it took 20 chefs more than 24 hours to make the giant cake at a mall in Luoyang
- The world’s most expensive cake, a birthday cake loaded with diamonds and hand-sculpted fondant with a price tag of $75 million
- The first birthday cake was originally a cake given as an offering on a person’s birthday. The first reference to ‘birthday cake’ came in 1785.
- Sweet Dreams? Well, during the 17th century, in England, people believed that keeping fruitcakes under the pillow of those who are unmarried will give them sweet dreams about their fiancée.
- The world record for the tallest tower of cupcakes consisting of a staggering 18,818 cupcakes, the huge structure towered above the onlooking crowd at 12.69 m (41 ft 8 in)in Chennai, India.
- The world record for cupcake eating is 72 in six minutes and was set by Patrick Bertoletti in 2012.
- Queen Victoria was one of the first to have pure white icing on her wedding cake. That’s why it’s called “royal icing.”
- One of the first wedding cakes wasn’t actually cake at all — it was bread. In ancient Rome, bread was broken over the bride’s head to symbolize good fortune and fertility to the couple.