How to Cut a Cake – The Right Way

Something I was reading last night got me wondering about birthday cakes. Why do we put candles on them and blow them out?

A quick search provided the answer. Some think the cakes started in Ancient Greece and that the candles were like the candles for a sacrifice to the gods. The ancients believed that the smoke would bring their prayers up to the gods. Another explanation, that doesn’t conflict with the first is that the Germans started this tradition. Specifically, Count Ludwig Von Zinzindorf had a birthday party with a gigantic cake with candles on it.

As part of the results to my search, I got an intriguing video about the proper way to cut a (birthday) cake so it stays fresh. It’s ingenious. Take a look.

Reference

Kerley, D. (2014). “Why Do We Blow Out Candles on a Birthday Cake?” Retrieved from Mental Floss at http://mentalfloss.com/article/54069/why-do-we-blow-out-candles-birthday-cakes on June 5, 2019.

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Yellow

While this isn’t a City Daily Photo (CDP) blog, I’m inspired by this month’s theme day theme: yellow.

The gallery of CDP Theme Day entries for April is here. I love seeing what photobloggers the world over come up with.

My CDP blog, Jinan Daily Photo is here.

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Diagonal Lines

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Each week Cee of Cee’s Photography challenges bloggers with a fun prompt. This week we’re to find photos of subjects that feature diagonal lines.

If you want to see more fun photos, click here.

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Awesome Cakes

I just discovered the Icing Artist YouTube channel. This woman makes the cutest looking cakes and she makes it look, while not easy, not too hard. One day I will try to make something she’s done, but that will be after I’ve finished all the writing I’m working on.

She is a true artist!

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge

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Each week Cee of Cee’s Photography challenges bloggers with a fun prompt. This week we’re to find photos of subjects that contain the Letter K, anywhere in the word. Cake came to mind so here you go.

If you want to see more Letter K photos, go here.

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