November 26, 2017

Cake Day- November 26

"Let them eat cakes!" (in French: "Qu'ils mangent de la brioche") - This is the most famous phrase about cakes attributed to the French Queen Marie Antoinette somewhere in the 18th century. Marie Antoinette was the wife of King Louis XVI, and she was executed in the French Revolution by the angry and hungry people who could not afford bread and certainly not cakes.
The cake is such a wonderful dish. Not only is it usually tasty, but it also serves as a basis for artistic works and has countless versions.
The cake has a very important ceremonial function. It is a must for almost every party, ceremony and holiday.
It is assumed that the first cakes in history were baked in ancient Greece and Egypt. The first cakes were small, heavy and fairly flat, and were eaten at the end of the meal with nuts and honey. In later years the ancient Romans also created their own version of a sweet cake, which was greasy and rich. In many cultures around the world, the cake was often reserved for gods and offered as a gift in temples as a sign of love and reverence.

How to celebrate Cake Day?
  Of course the best way to celebrate the day of the cake is by preparing a cake and eating with family and friends or bring a cake to work and eat with your colleagues. You can also prepare or buy several types of cakes to celebrate the event.

Some interesting facts about cakes:

The cake plays an important role in comedies and protest activities.
In comic films, a cake is thrown into a person's face (the act is called "Pieing") to make people laugh. The first time a cake was thrown in the face of a man as a comedy act in the cinema was in the 1909 silent film "Mr. Flip," starring Ben Turpin.
The first time a cake was hurled at a person's face as an act of protest against something was when Thomas King Forcade, an American activist, an underground journalist and advocate of the legalization of light drugs, threw a cake at the face of sociologist Otto Larsen, chairman of the Presidential Committee on the Study of Abomination and Pornography in 1970.

Have you ever seen an animation on a cake? The talented French artist Alexander Dubosc created a cake that, when it turns, looks like an animated film is going on: Pac-Man eating corn grains, mouths eating popcorn and more. You must see this amazing film.
Link to YouTube video
Pizza means "cake" or "pie" in Italian. (source)

In Brazil, they make cakes with avocado. (source)

The phrase "Let them eat cakes" is not necessarily an original sentence by Marie Antoinette, the spoiled and detached of the people ruler . This sentence first appeared in Jean-Jacques Rousseau's The Confessions, published in 1767 as an anecdote by one of the former French kingdoms long before the birth of Marie Antoinette.

As part of the Mardi Gras celebrations, a colorful and decorated cake called "King cake" is being prepared in various places around the world. For this cake there are those who put a small plastic baby doll, symbolizing the baby Jesus. According to the belief, whoever gets the piece of cake with the baby will have good luck.

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