Published at Friday, September 20th, 2019 - 20:15:40 PM. Cake. By Serge Laberge.
Okay, by now, you know, I do research on trivial/little known traditions, so let me tell you why, supposedly we are to keep the top of the cake for a year and then eat it with your spouse on your one year anniversary. You know I had to know. One, because it seems so random. Two, our cake did not make it through the first six months (My husband had never heard of that tradition and thought that I’d forgotten that we had cake in the freezer. Ate, some of it and then called to remind me that we had cake. Do I hear a collective intake of shocked breath?) The tradition comes from the 19th century [There were a lot of things pertaining to cakes happening during that century. I wonder if Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom loved cake. Yum.] Anyway, during the 19th century, it was usual and expected that the bride and groom would invariably have a child 9 months or so after their marriage, so the top layer of the cake was saved to have at the Christening. This was before refrigeration, so where were they keeping it? For nine months and was it still any good? Boggles the mind doesn’t it? Maybe they were filled with liquor to keep or fermented or fermenting fruit?
Conclusion: What could be more fun than decorating a birthday cake? Birthdays are the one time a year when we get a chance to celebrate with that special someone. With so many different ways to decorate birthday cakes you can really let you imagination go wild. This past year my daughter turned sixteen and my wife and I decided to make an electric guitar shaped cake. It was a big hit with her and all of her friends. I hope these ideas inspire your birthday cake decorating ideas.
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