Alan Alda met his wife of over 60 years at a dinner party when they were the only two guests who ate the rum cake after it fell on the kitchen floor. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ala…
The role of Jake Ryan in Sixteen Candles was nearly played by Viggo Mortensen. Molly Ringwald recalled flying to New York to perform the final Jake/cake scene with potential male leads. β€œMichael Shoeffling did not kiss me during the audition, Viggo Mortensen did...He made me weak in the knees." lamag.com/culturefiles/16…
King Cake swapped a bean for a baby because a salesperson had an over abundance of porcelain babies they needed to get rid of. npr.org/sections/thesalt/…
There's no historical evidence that Marie-Antoinette ever said the phrase "Let them eat cake". britannica.com/story/did-…
The use of cakes to celebrate special events goes back to Ancient Greece, where moon shaped cakes were adorned with candles in the Temple of Artemis. It wasn’t till the Industrial Revolution that new techniques made them widely available and associated with the celebration of a child’s birth. hankeringforhistory.com/t…
Pound Cake gets its name because of how it was made in the 1700s. Originally, the recipe called for one pound each of flour, sugar, butter, and eggs. ourstate.com/true-pound-c…
The fattiest pastry in all of Europe is a French cake called Kouign-amann that is 30% butter and 30% sugar en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kou…
In 2001, four Swedish teenagers were convicted of treason for throwing a strawberry cream cake at King Carl XVI Gustaf en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tre…
The most expensive slice of wedding cake was from the 1937 wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Windsor. At an auction in 1998, it sold for $29,900. foodnetwork.ca/fun-with-f…
The "cookies" Sesame Street's Cookie Monster eats are NOT real cookies, as the oils from them would damage the puppet; he instead eats painted rice cakes disguised as cookies soyummy.com/cookie-monste…
L Collin Street Bakery, which is known for its Fruit Cakes, is making a film about Sandy Jenkins' scheme at Collin Street Bakery dallasnews.com/arts-enter…
The deep-dish pizza was invented in 1943 when someone at the small pizza shop Pizzeria Uno in Illinois decided to make a pizza using a cake mold. tuscaneats.com/the-histor…
When he worked as a copywriter Salman Rushdie coined the phrase 'naughty but nice' to sell cream cakes en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sal…
The largest cake in the world weighed over 15,000 lbs, the tallest cake in the world measured over 10 stories high, and that November 26th is National Cake Day!!! mobile-cuisine.com/did-yo…
The fish cakes in ramen are called "Narutomaki" and are named after whirlpools formed in the Naruto Strait in Japan. This is why Naruto UZUmaki from the TV show loves ramen so much. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nar…
The Unabomber, Ted Kaczynski, was arrested in part because of his use of the phrase "You can't eat your cake and have it, too." The odd phrasing showed up in both his manifesto and his personal letters. itre.cis.upenn.edu/~myl/l…
Daniel Craig got the role of James Bond mostly thanks to a scene from the movie Layer Cake where he acts a 'Bondesque' performance when his characters is trying a handgun in hallway. While already nominated for the role, producer Barbara Broccoli was convinced to cast him for the role of 007 huffingtonpost.co.uk/2012…
Tom Cruise is obsessed with sending his co-stars cakes, even ones he worked with decades ago. Louis Theroux, documentary maker, even went to his grandmother's 100th Birthday Party to find 100 cupcakes from Tom Cruise, after Tom worked with his cousin. insider.com/tom-cruise-se…
The pattern on British emergency vehicles is officially named after a type of cake. cloudflare-ipfs.com/ipfs/…
When the first complaints of witchcraft had gone out starting the Salem Witch Trials, a church member had a "witch cake" made. They said it was "a means to discover witchcraft". It was made from rye meal and urine from those that were afflicted and then fed to a dog. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sal…
Over 7 million Colin the Caterpillar cakes have been sold since it was introduced in 1990. It takes 38 people to assemble each cake, & 8,400 kg of sugar each year for the spots. Fans include BoJo, Judi Dench, Liam Gallagher, Taylor Swift, & David Beckham. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Col…
Sarah Cummins & her fiancΓ© canceled their wedding yet were left with catering for 170; so she invited local shelters for the meal, including bourbon-glazed meatballs, chicken with artichokes & Chardonnay cream sauce, & wedding cake. The community donated dresses & sport coats for guests to wear. cbc.ca/news/world/wedding…
P. Terry’s Burger chain in Austin has a full time employee whose job is to bake birthday cakes for employees. atxwoman.com/meet-p-terry…
A supermarket censored a mother's online order for her son's graduation cake; she wanted in frosting: "Congratulations Jacob. Summa Cum Laude class of 2018." Despite specially noting that it was not profanity but Latin, the $70.00 cake was delivered with the word "cum" replaced by "---". newsweek.com/publix-summa…
The word pie chart in English is obviously pie chart, in French it's camembert cheese, in Chinese it is pancake, and in Italian it is cake. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pie…
A Cakewalk was originally a competition among African slaves. They'd do a mocking waltz variation popular among elite whites at the time and best couple were rewarded with a cake by their masters. Although the dance itself was difficult, the winners were the ones who made the Cakewalk look easy. npr.org/sections/codeswit…
Γ‰amon de Valera broke out of prison by getting a mold of a key in a candle and using a cartoonist, sent an image of the key in a cartoon to his contacts who made the key and sent it in baked inside a cake. It was too small, so they sent another before just sending him the tools to make a key. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Γ‰am…
: There is a method to cut a cake between 3 people where everyone "thinks" they got the best slice. Because of that, this method is called envy free cutting. Same method can be generalized for any number of people, but its gets complicated. quantamagazine.org/new-al…
Researchers have found that a number of individuals do deposit large amounts of bacteria blowing out candles on Birthday Cake en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bir…
Blowing out birthday candles increases bacteria on cake by 1,400% usatoday.com/story/news/w…
German chocolate cake has nothing to do with Germany. It was invented in 1852 by American baker Samual German and was originally called "German's" chocolate cake. After the recipe became widely popular in the 1950s, it quickly lost the possessive form and became known simply as "German." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ger…
During Dave Davies' 50th birthday party his brother and Kinks bandmate Ray Davies first made a speech honoring himself, and then stamped all over Dave's birthday cake. stereogum.com/562932/kink…
Queen Elizabeth’s favorite snack is chocolate biscuit cake and that she has one slice of the cake every single day. Even when she's traveling a supply of the cakes is transported with her. vanityfair.com/style/2017…
Donuts were invented in New York and were originally called "Oily Cakes". The name later changed to Donut because nuts were added to the middle because the center would not cook properly. doyouremember.com/115457/…
The common saying "you can't have your cake and eat it too" was originally phrased "you can't eat your cake and have it too." This conveys the meaning of the expression much more clearly, since once you eat a cake, you can no longer have it. nytimes.com/2011/02/20/ma…
In Sesame Street, cookie monster ate painted rice cakes and not cookies because the oil from the cookie would damage the puppets. soyummy.com/cookie-monste…
The title of the nursery rhyme "Patty Cake" is actually "Pat-A-Cake" kidsongs.com/lyrics/pat-a…
: The term "cake" has a long history. The word itself is of Viking origin, from the Old Norse word "kaka". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cak…
In Japan, unmarried women in their late 20's were called "Christmas Cakes" because "after the 25th they're not good" npr.org/sections/thesalt/…
An Iranian director made a documentary about his life as a dissident under house arrest, and had it smuggled out of the country on a USB stick hidden inside a birthday cake. He also defied a 20-year filmmaking ban to make the movie. theguardian.com/film/2012…
The town of Banbury in England has its own cake, which includes rum and rosewater in its ingredients. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ban…
Cookie monster doesn't really eat cookies, but instead, rice cakes. This is because the oils in cookies would ruin his fur muppet.fandom.com/wiki/Co…
Blowing out birthday candles increases bacteria on cake by 1,400% more bacteria usatoday.com/story/news/w…
German Chocolate Cake is named for a man, not the country. Samuel German developed a formulation of dark baking chocolate that came to be used in the cake recipe. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ger…
Marie Antoinette, the Queen of France during the French Revolution, never said "Let them eat cake." history.com/news/did-mari…
There is a β€œwhite man” cafΓ© in Tokyo, where Japanese ladies ring a bell to summon tuxedo-wearing caucasians who respond with β€œyes, princess?” and serve them cake. japantimes.co.jp/life/200…
Alan Alda has been married for 60 years and has three daughters. He met his wife at a mutual friend's dinner party; they bonded when a rum cake accidentally fell onto the kitchen floor and they were the only two guests who did not hesitate to eat it. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ala…
During the shooting of 'Groundhog Day', a crowd of 500 had gathered to watch. Bill Murray said "You know what these people need? Danishes!", went in to the bakery, bought all the cakes he could find and gave them to the crowd. whatculture.com/film/20-m…
What a lamington is - it's an Australian dessert made from either butter cake or sponge cake with chocolate and coconut flakes, and it is served especially on Australian holidays. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lam…
The reason we put candles on cakes originated with the Greeks offering moon shaped cakes to the lunar goddess Artemis. To create the radiance of the moon and her perceived beauty, Greeks lit candles and put them on cake for a glowing effect. huffpost.com/us/entry/us_…

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