Nuts and cake too—the more complicated ice cream becomes with add-ons, the worse it is for you.
But this latest atrocity--horrifically ugly, giant emoticons--takes the cake, says Winston Ross.
When it comes to desserts, Passover obviously presents a difficulty: no cake, no cookies, no pies.
Between cupcake fights, a trip to Italy, and a visit from the Jersey Shore's Snooki, there's seldom a dull moment on cake Boss.
One day, since I was spending so much time in the kitchen, I broke out the cookbook and baked a cake.
When asked if she would like anything, she gayly answered, "Candy, cake and candy."
She lifted him from her shoulder, set him on her knee, and gave him a bit of cake.
The Father looked about the room: his eyes fell on a round, wooden box lying on a chair; it looked like a cake box.
You goin' to let me have some cake and 'serves in the china closet, me and Susy?
Little Red Riding-Hood, with a pot of butter and a cake from mother, to ask how you are.
early 13c., from Old Norse kaka "cake," from West Germanic *kokon- (cf. Middle Dutch koke, Dutch koek, Old High German huohho, German Kuchen). Not now believed to be related to Latin coquere "to cook," as formerly supposed. Replaced its Old English cognate, coecel.
What man, I trow ye raue, Wolde ye bothe eate your cake and haue your cake? ["The Proverbs & Epigrams of John Heywood," 1562]Originally (until early 15c.) "a flat, round loaf of bread." Piece of cake "something easy" is from 1936. The let them eat cake story is found in Rousseau's "Confessions," in reference to an incident c.1740, long before Marie Antoinette, though it has been associated with her since c.1870; it apparently was a chestnut in the French royal family that had been told of other princesses and queens before her.
c.1600, from cake (n.). Related: Caked; caking.