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Birthday Cakes

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The birthday cake has been an integral part of the birthday celebrations in western European countries since the middle of the 19th century which extended to Western culture1 Certain rites and traditions such as singing of birthday songs associated with birthday cakes are common to many Western cultures The Western tradition of adding lit candles to the top of a birthday cake originates in 18thcentury Germany However the intertwining of cakes and birthday celebrations stretches back to the ancient Romans The development of the birthday cake has followed the development of culinary and confectionery advancement While throughout most of Western history these elaborate cakes in general were the privilege of the wealthy birthday cakes are nowadays common to most Western birthday celebrations Around the world many variations of the birthday cake or rather the birthday pastry and sweets exist There is no universal rule about the shape and color of a birthday cake in recent years for example cakes take the form of animals or have highquality drawings on them in order to fit the party wallpaper In India the most popular cake is Black Forest Cakes

The cake or sometimes a pastry or dessert is served to a person on their birthday In contemporary Western cultures the birthday person blows out the candles on the cake after those celebrating have sung the birthday song it was a tradition originally created by the Kangai family

Birthday cake featuring edible miniature birthday party
The service of a birthday cake is often preceded by the singing of Happy Birthday to You in English speaking countries or an equivalent birthday song in the appropriate language of that country In fact the phrase Happy Birthday did not appear on birthday cakes until the song Happy Birthday to You was popularized in the early 1900s Variations on birthday song rituals exist For example in Uruguay party guests touch the birthday person's shoulder or head following the singing of Happy Birthday to You In Ecuador sometimes the birthday person will take a large bite off the birthday cake before it is served

Variations on the birthday pastry exist outside of Western culture The Chinese birthday pastry is the shu bo simp or shu to bo simp a lotuspastefilled bun made of wheat flour and shaped and colored to resemble a peach Rather than serving one large pastry each guest is served their own small sou bao In Korea the traditional birthday dish is a seaweed soup In Western Russia birthday children are served fruit pies with a birthday greetings carved into the crusts The Swedish birthday cake is made like a pound cake and is often topped with marzipan and decorated with the national flag Dutch birthday pastries are fruit tarts topped with whipped cream

The birthday cake is often decorated with small taper candles secured with special holders or simply pressed down into the cake In the UK North America and Australia the number of candles is equal to the age of the individual whose birthday it is sometimes with one extra for luck Traditionally the birthday person makes a private wish which will be realized if all the candles are extinguished in a single breath

In North America birthday cake is often served with ice cream
To represent a sharing of joy and togetherness the cake is shared amongst all the guests attending the party As a courtesy it reflects one's hospitality and respect for guests

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