First Birthday Baking, Cake, and Cupcake Items
Baking your own wonderful birthday treats is something that lots of moms and dads truly enjoy. Whether it’s a three tiered masterpiece, or just simple cupcakes, the guest of honor will really appreciate the fact that it was made by Mom or Dad, or even Grandma! When baking your own goodies the secret ingredient is always “L-O-V-E”.If you're having trouble deciding what Birthday Party theme to choose, check out our adorable Minnies First Birthday
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The History of birthday cakes can be traced back to the ancient Greeks who made round or moon-shaped honey cakes or bread and took it to the temple of Artemis - the Goddess of the Moon. Some scholars, however, believe that the tradition of Birthday Cake started in Germany in the middle ages. Sweetened bread dough was given the shape of baby Jesus in swaddling clothes and was used to commemorate his birthday. This special birthday cake later re-emerged in Germany as a Kinderfest, or the birthday celebrations of a young child. Germans also baked another special kind of cake called Geburtstagorten as it was baked in layers. This was sweeter than the coarse bread-like cakes that were usually made at that time.
In Western culture, birthday cake is defined as a pastry or dessert served to a person on his or her birthday. Birthday cakes are usually decorated with the person’s name and carry a message of congratulations. Candles equal to the number of years a person has been alive are also placed on the cake. There is also a less well known tradition of placing one extra candle on the cake to bring good luck! Birthday cakes are usually spongy and delicious, and the most popular flavor of all cakes...is chocolate.