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! Enjoy!
- November 26th is National Cake Day.
- January 27th is National Chocolate Cake Day.
- 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 108 feet, 3 inches high. Students and staff members at the Hakasima-Nilasari Culinary School in Jakarta, Indonesia baked it for their annual Christmas celebration
- The world’s most expensive cake, christened the “Pirates Fantasy,” cost a whopping $35 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.
- 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 largest cupcake weighs 1,176.6 kg(2,594 lb) and was achieved by Georgetown Cupcake (USA) at Georgetown Cupcake’s national shipping headquarters in Sterling, Virginia, USA, on 2 November 2011.
- 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.