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> Ac­cord­ing to food his­to­ri­ans, the an­cient Egyp­tians were the first peo­ple to dis­play ad­vanced bak­ing skills.

> The first cakes were bread-like and sweet­ened with honey. Nuts and dried fruits were of­ten added. > In the 17th cen­tury, two wed­ding cakes were made – one for the bride and one for the groom.

> In the 15th cen­tury, bak­eries in Ger­many con­ceived the idea of mar­ket­ing one-layer cakes for cus­tomers’ birth­days and wed­dings. Thus the mod­ern birth­day cake was born.

> The phrase “Happy Birth­day” did not ap­pear on birth­day cakes un­til the song Happy Birth­day To You was pop­u­larised in the early 1900s.

> Round cakes sym­bol­ise the cycli­cal na­ture of life. Source: http://www.dessert­cafe on­line.com/cake-his­tory/

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