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The Importance of Cake

Posted by Rae on January 17, 2011 at 11:55 PM

Why is cake so important? Why do people eat cake? The Ancient Roman marriage ritual of confarreatio originated in the sharing of a cake. Cakes have traditionally been a part of celebrations throughout history. So why do we still eat cake? Because it's good! The sweet tooth is a powerful persuader and can melt the resillience of the most determined dieter. Throw in some of the fancy fillings and frostings of the modern day, and you can imagine why people fall prey to dessert.

While delicious, cake is a want and not a need. What does this mean for the cake decorator? We have to be on our game. We cannot just punch out cookie cutter cakes, put a flower on top and call it a custom cake. Today's cakes are edible art. They are tall, they are shaped, they are designer. And no two will ever be the same. That is the beauty of the dessert world, we get to create something that will never be repeated. Like anyother work of art, it deserves our respect and care while we are crafting it.?

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