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I did a cake for the 60th birthday of Elton John, for Britney Spears' 27th birthday and for the 'Circus' album she put out - the cake had circus themes. I prepared a cake for a surprise 82nd birthday event for the architect Frank Gehry; the cake was comprised of mini-replicas of his buildings.
Ron Ben-Israel

Meaning of "cake" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD CAKE

From Old Norse kaka; related to Danish kage, German Kuchen.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF CAKE

cake  [keɪk] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF CAKE

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Cake is a verb and can also act as a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb cake in English.

WHAT DOES CAKE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

cake

Cake

Cake is a form of bread or bread-like food. In its modern forms, it is typically a sweet baked dessert. In its oldest forms, cakes were normally fried breads or cheesecakes, and normally had a disk shape. Determining whether a given food should be classified as bread, cake, or pastry can be difficult. Modern cake, especially layer cakes, normally contain a combination of flour, sugar, eggs, and butter or oil, with some varieties also requiring liquid and leavening agents. Flavorful ingredients like fruit purées, nuts, dried or candied fruit, or extracts are often added, and numerous substitutions for the primary ingredients are possible. Cakes are often filled with fruit preserves or dessert sauces, iced with buttercream or other icings, and decorated with marzipan, piped borders or candied fruit. Cake is often the dessert of choice for meals at ceremonial occasions, particularly weddings, anniversaries, and birthdays. There are countless cake recipes; some are bread-like, some rich and elaborate, and many are centuries old.

Definition of cake in the English dictionary

The first definition of cake in the dictionary is a baked food, usually in loaf or layer form, typically made from a mixture of flour, sugar, and eggs. Other definition of cake is a flat thin mass of bread, esp unleavened bread. Cake is also a shaped mass of dough or other food of similar consistency.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO CAKE

PRESENT

Present
I cake
you cake
he/she/it cakes
we cake
you cake
they cake
Present continuous
I am caking
you are caking
he/she/it is caking
we are caking
you are caking
they are caking
Present perfect
I have caked
you have caked
he/she/it has caked
we have caked
you have caked
they have caked
Present perfect continuous
I have been caking
you have been caking
he/she/it has been caking
we have been caking
you have been caking
they have been caking
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I caked
you caked
he/she/it caked
we caked
you caked
they caked
Past continuous
I was caking
you were caking
he/she/it was caking
we were caking
you were caking
they were caking
Past perfect
I had caked
you had caked
he/she/it had caked
we had caked
you had caked
they had caked
Past perfect continuous
I had been caking
you had been caking
he/she/it had been caking
we had been caking
you had been caking
they had been caking
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will cake
you will cake
he/she/it will cake
we will cake
you will cake
they will cake
Future continuous
I will be caking
you will be caking
he/she/it will be caking
we will be caking
you will be caking
they will be caking
Future perfect
I will have caked
you will have caked
he/she/it will have caked
we will have caked
you will have caked
they will have caked
Future perfect continuous
I will have been caking
you will have been caking
he/she/it will have been caking
we will have been caking
you will have been caking
they will have been caking
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would cake
you would cake
he/she/it would cake
we would cake
you would cake
they would cake
Conditional continuous
I would be caking
you would be caking
he/she/it would be caking
we would be caking
you would be caking
they would be caking
Conditional perfect
I would have cake
you would have cake
he/she/it would have cake
we would have cake
you would have cake
they would have cake
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been caking
you would have been caking
he/she/it would have been caking
we would have been caking
you would have been caking
they would have been caking
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you cake
we let´s cake
you cake
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to cake
Past participle
caked
Present Participle
caking
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH CAKE


bake
beɪk
Blake
bleɪk
brake
breɪk
break
breɪk
cupcake
ˈkʌpˌkeɪk
drake
dreɪk
earthquake
ˈɜːθˌkweɪk
fake
feɪk
intake
ˈɪnˌteɪk
jake
dʒeɪk
lake
leɪk
make
meɪk
mistake
mɪˈsteɪk
outbreak
ˈaʊtˌbreɪk
sake
seɪk
shake
ʃeɪk
snake
sneɪk
steak
steɪk
take
teɪk
wake
weɪk

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE CAKE

cajole
cajolement
cajoler
cajolery
cajolingly
cajon
Cajun
cajuput
cake mix
cake pan
cake shop
cake stand
cake tin
cakeage
caked
cakewalk
cakewalker
cakey
cakiness
caky

WORDS THAT END LIKE CAKE

ake
awake
birthday cake
bukkake
cheesecake
chocolate cake
devil´s food cake
handshake
pancake
pound cake
quake
rake
Red Deer Lake
remake
salt lake
snowflake
Timberlake
undertake
uptake
wedding cake

Synonyms and antonyms of cake in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «CAKE»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «cake» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of cake
bar · block · coagulate · coat · congeal · consolidate · cover · cube · dry · encrust · gateau · harden · inspissate · loaf · lump · mass · ossify · plaster · slab · smear · solidify · spread · thicken

Translation of «cake» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF CAKE

Find out the translation of cake to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of cake from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «cake» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

蛋糕
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

tarta
570 millions of speakers

English

cake
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

केक
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

كَعْك
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

пирожное
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

bolo
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

পিষ্টক
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

gâteau
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Kek
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Kuchen
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

ケーキ
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

케이크
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Cake
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

bánh ngọt
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

கேக்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

केक
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

kek
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

torta
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

ciasto
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

торт
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

prăjitură
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

τούρτα
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

koek
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

tårta
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

kake
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of cake

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «CAKE»

The term «cake» is very widely used and occupies the 3.836 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «CAKE» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «cake» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «cake» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about cake

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10 QUOTES WITH «CAKE»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word cake.
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Ted Allen
I had a little epiphany when I was a writer at 'Chicago' magazine. I sat down to dinner at the Ritz-Carlton. Somebody poured a white dessert wine with chocolate cake. It was a wine I would never have expected to make sense. The idea of any wine tasting fabulous with chocolate cake was fascinating to me.
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Steve Aoki
When I'm at a show, I'm there to have fun. Let's just not care for a moment. So this cake in your face is to make you lose your mind. And it's not about caring about whatever you are wearing and caring what other people are thinking about you. Out of the context, I'm trying to develop something else.
3
Katy B
I love being at home now, improving my cooking. I've got a really bad memory, so my first attempts were a disaster - I'd forget what ingredients to put in. But I do a lasagna that's a crowd-pleaser, and a good lemon drizzle cake, which I take to my mom's for the Sunday roast to fatten the family up.
4
Chris Bauer
I really feel like 'True Blood' is a big, giant slice of cake for the audience every week; it's offering people 60 minutes of sometimes thought-provoking entertainment. If you're gonna give an Emmy out, you should probably give it to the audience of 'True Blood.'
5
Peter Baynham
In 2001, my father finally succumbed to the bone cancer that had tortured him for seven years. His last weeks were a terrible, black icing on the cake, the agony, the slow twisting, thinning and snapping of his skeleton. Everything fell apart.
6
Catherine Bell
The main prank that we play with props is for people's birthdays. The special effects people will put a little explosive in the cake so it blows up in their face - that's always fun to play on a guest star, or one of the trainees or someone who's new.
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Ron Ben-Israel
There are divisions between a culinary chef and a dessert chef, also called a pastry chef. There are specializations within the pastry chef field. Some pastry chefs specialize in baking breads, while others are master cake designers. Each field requires an exceptional level of creativity and attention to detail.
8
Ron Ben-Israel
I did a cake for the 60th birthday of Elton John, for Britney Spears' 27th birthday and for the 'Circus' album she put out - the cake had circus themes. I prepared a cake for a surprise 82nd birthday event for the architect Frank Gehry; the cake was comprised of mini-replicas of his buildings.
9
Ron Ben-Israel
In the past few years, we've been doing amazing stuff with desserts. Pastry chefs have been using herbs and spices in their desserts. So vanilla cake doesn't have to be just vanilla, it can have a little thyme. Or you could have a custard with a little lavender in it, which is just amazing.
10
Ron Ben-Israel
I don't follow trends. I make each cake for a particular wedding, or event.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «CAKE»

Discover the use of cake in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to cake and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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The Cake Book
Complete with decorating tips and techniques, a troubleshooting table, and a comprehen?sive listing of sources to help you find the best equipment and ingredients, this book is an essential reference you'll always turn to, whether you're ...
Tish Boyle, 2006
2
The Cake Bible
"If you ever bake a cake, this book will become your partner in the kitchen." -- from the foreword by Maida Heatter This is the classic cake cookbook that enables anyone to make delicious, exquisite cakes.
Rose Levy Beranbaum, Dean G. Bornstein, 1988
3
The Well-Decorated Cake
Learn the decorating secrets and luscious recipes of a master cake designer and instructor at the prestigious Institute of Culinary Education in New York City.
Toba Garrett, 2004
4
Planet Cake
It contains a comprehensive basics section with many step photos and illustrations and trouble-shooting tips. The book is set out as a step-by-step course in cake decorating, based on the classes run at Sydney's renowned Planet Cake.
Paris Cutler, 2011
5
Cake Pops: Tips, Tricks, and Recipes for More Than 40 ...
What's cuter than a cupcake? A cake pop, of course! Wildly popular blogger Bakerella (aka Angie Dudley) has turned cake pops into an international sensation!
Bakerella, 2011
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The Complete Photo Guide to Cake Decorating
"Reference for cake decorating methods, including basic cake preparation and materials, piping techniques, fondant and gum paste accents, and miscellaneous techniques"--Provided by publisher"--Provided by publisher.
Autumn Carpenter, 2012
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I Was Told There'd Be Cake
Wry, hilarious, and profoundly genuine, this debut collection of literary essays from Sloane Crosley is a celebration of fallibility and haplessness in all their glory.
Sloane Crosley, 2008
8
Cake Decorating For Dummies
This fun, instructive guide gives you simple techniques for creating cakes for all celebrations. You get expert advice in all the basics -- from baking to icing to decorating with style.
Joe LoCicero, 2011
9
Eat Cake: A Novel
Eat Cake is whimsical, warm, and satisfying. Eat Cake is Jeanne Ray at her best. Pull up a chair and eat cake!
Jeanne Ray, 2012
10
Cake Decorating at Home
Cake decorating is creative, fun and easy to learn, and this book proves that you shouldn't save your cake decorating ideas just for christenings and weddings!Cake Decoration at Home has a recipe for every occasion, whether it s a tea party ...
Zoe Clark, 2010

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «CAKE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term cake is used in the context of the following news items.
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Parents order a 'Frozen' Elsa birthday cake and end up with …
Reddit user OfficialBigHead posted this terrifying picture of a "Frozen" cake featuring Elsa – which is a far cry from what was expected. Simply ... «Atlanta Journal Constitution, Jul 15»
2
Trial begins in Colorado same-sex marriage cake case
The Colorado Court of Appeals today is scheduled to hear arguments in the case of Jack Phillips, a Christian baker who refused to bake a cake ... «Washington Post, Jul 15»
3
How Bill Cosby's 2004 'Pound Cake' speech exploded into his latest …
It became famous as the “Pound Cake” speech for this passage: “Looking at the incarcerated, these are not political criminals,” Cosby said. «Washington Post, Jul 15»
4
North Korea says smiling dog eating birthday cake is what's wrong …
Recently KCNA has found a new rod with which to beat the United States — a meme from 2010 that shows a smiling dog eating a birthday cake ... «Hamilton Spectator, Jul 15»
5
Police: Boy dies after his mother's boyfriend beat him for eating cake
A 9-year-old boy has died after his mother's boyfriend beat him for eating a piece of birthday cake without permission, police said. The boy was ... «Washington Post, Jul 15»
6
Cake of the Day: Lavender Sponge Cake with Rhubarb Curd
Divide the cake mixture among three tins and place in the oven. Bake for 22-25 minutes until light golden and a skewer inserted into the center ... «Yahoo Food, Jul 15»
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Taking the cake to an international audience for Wollongong decorator
Step inside Wollongong cake decorator Verusca Walker's home studio and it's hard to know what you can and can't eat - such is the detail of ... «ABC Local, Jul 15»
8
Chocolate cake and 6 other ways to enjoy Chocolate Day
Today is Chocolate Day – an unofficial food holiday that we doubt many will object to. Milk, white, dark, fruity or nutty – there's a flavour for ... «Toronto Star, Jul 15»
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The Brewing "Cake Wars" Are Proof That the Battle Over Same-Sex …
Like all wedding-related arguments, the debate is mostly about cake. The anxiety of same-sex marriage opponents over religious freedom ... «Mic, Jul 15»
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Chocolate Mud Cake [Vegan, Gluten-Free]
Oooh yeah, mud cake. Before going vegan, I loved Mud Cake! I would buy a cake every couple of weeks and have it as a dessert every single ... «One Green Planet, Jul 15»

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