How would you describe a birthday cake?
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Draw a penguin playing tennis with Melina's Birthday cake instead of a racquet
Draw a dinosaur eating pizza at a disco party
Draw a monkey wearing a high-top sneaker while snacking on a banana split ice cream cone.
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Draw a bumblebee with roller skates and a pineapple for a helmet!
A birthday cake is a cake eaten as part of a birthday celebration. Birthday cakes are often layer cakes with frosting and decorations such as sprinkles, candles, and other edible treats. A birthday cake is traditionally served with lit candles that the birthday person blows out after making a wish.
Frosting: a sweet, creamy topping applied to a cake, made from butter, cream, powdered sugar and flavoring. Fillings: a layer of flavored cream, jam, or other ingredients placed between the two layers of a cake. Garnish: a decorative element added to a cake, such as flowers, sprinkles, and/or edible decorations.
Birthday cakes were originally round to symbolize the moon and were lighted with candles to symbolize the moon's glow In medieval Germany, the birthday cake was referred to as the 'Geburtstorte' and was made of sweet bread In Ancient Rome, birthday cakes were round and flat, and were made with honey, flour, nuts and raisins
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Work together in pairs: What is the origin of the birthday cake and what recipe do you use for your favorite birthday cake?
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What are some creative ways to decorate a birthday cake that go beyond the traditional frosting and sprinkles?
Work together in pairs: What type of frosting do you like best for birthday cakes?
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What is the traditional flavor of birthday cake?
What country did the tradition of birthday cakes originate from?
'Funfetti' is a popular type of birthday cake which includes what ingredient?
- Chocolate Chips
Which company introduced boxed cake mix in 1948, making it easier for people to bake their own birthday cakes at home?
- Betty Crocker
- Duncan Hines
What does blowing out candles on a birthday cake represent?
- Making a wish for the coming year.
- Marking another year of life.
- Celebrating with friends and family.