Tasting History: Birthday Cakes

This video caught my attention. It’s not my birthday, but I’d still try to make it.

Sepia Saturday

Sepia Saturday 529 Theme Image (18 July 2020)

Sepia Saturday 529 Theme Image (18 July 2020)

Every week Sepia Saturday challenges bloggers to post based on a prompt. This week’s prompt is above, so I went hunting for vintage advertisements. Here’s what I found.

 

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Cigarette Ads from the Library of Congress. All from 1880

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Library of Congress, 1910

dobbins medicated soap

Library of Congress, 1869

ivory soap

Library of Congress, 1898

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge

Anything Man-Made

Each week Cee of Cee’s Photography challenges bloggers with a fun prompt. This week we’re to share photos of anything that’s man-made, which gives us a lot of latitude and room for fun.

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A Buddhist steppe in Riau, Indonesia

What will you choose to share?

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In Chicago

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Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge

Sense of Tasting

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London, 2016

Each week Cee of Cee’s Photography challenges bloggers with a fun prompt. This week we’re to share photos of taste. I’ve given you a wide range of sweet and savory. Bon Appetite.

 

What will you choose?

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Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Roofs

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Talk about decorative – Beijing

Each week Cee of Cee’s Photography challenges bloggers with a fun prompt. This week we’re to share photos of roofs. I wonder what it says about me that cake was the first word to come to mind.

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Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Has a K in It

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Each week Cee of Cee’s Photography challenges bloggers with a fun prompt. This week we’re to share photos of objects that have a K in their names. I wonder what it says about me that cake was the first word to come to mind.

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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.

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.

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