We often hear the saying: “there’s no party without a cake”. It’s a very popular group of words that usually let you know how important this prevalent dessert is, during celebrations such as weddings, anniversaries, birthdays, farewells, and other festivities. But… why is it so vital? Well, history always has the answer.
Cakes have been around since the times of Ancient Rome and Ancient Greece.
The Greeks would make round cakes to honor Artemis, the goddess of the moon, and the Romans would make them with bread for various celebrations. Nevertheless, some historians believe that the first birthday cake was baked in Germany during middle ages.
At the beginning, honey was a popular ingredient to sweeten up a cake. Later on, baking was developed worldwide and more components appeared. During the 17th century, decorated cakes were introduced. However, they were too expensive. Then, in the 18th century, they became affordable.
Cakes leavened with beaten eggs appeared during the Renaissance. This was a point of no return, because this recipe made them spongy and irresistible. It’s a large chain of events that leave us in the present, were cakes are the perfect element to celebrate.
Don’t think twice when it comes to adding a cake to your event. It’s worth it.