a sweet, baked, breadlike food, made with or without shortening, and usually containing flour, sugar, baking powder or soda, eggs, and liquid flavoring.
a flat, thin mass of bread, especially unleavened bread.
to form into a crust or compact mass.
to become formed into a crust or compact mass.
Idioms about cake
a piece of cake, Informal. something easily done: She thought her first solo flight was a piece of cake.
take the cake, Informal.
to surpass all others, especially in some undesirable quality; be extraordinary or unusual: His arrogance takes the cake.
to win first prize.
- caky, cakey, adjective
- non·cak·ing, adjective, noun
- un·cake, verb (used with object), un·caked, un·cak·ing.
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How to use cake in a sentence
In 1992, the rice cake and popcorn cake market was valued at $174 million and growing.The Rise and Fall of the Rice Cake, America’s One-Time Favorite Health Snack | Brenna Houck | September 17, 2020 | Eater
CEO at Bandwagon, a fan identity and data and analytics startup in AustinKiddopia, which is optimized for preschool-aged kids, features fun lessons on ABCs and numbers but also includes skills-based things like baking a cake or making a pizza.Need to entertain your kids? These educational apps may help | Michal Lev-Ram, writer | September 13, 2020 | Fortune
Try it out on other foods, like brownies, cakes, veggies, and more.Pizza cutters that will get you the slice of your dreams | PopSci Commerce Team | September 2, 2020 | Popular-Science
Instead of laying a chip’s various “neighborhoods” next to each other in a 2D silicon sprawl, they’ve stacked them on top of each other like a layer cake.Moore’s Law Lives: Intel Says Chips Will Pack 50 Times More Transistors | Jason Dorrier | August 23, 2020 | Singularity Hub
With proper preparations, online reputation management becomes a piece of cake.Online reputation management: Seven steps to success | Aleh Barysevich | June 3, 2020 | Search Engine Watch
A big cake requires a big festival, and Augustus was happy to comply.
The Stollen was paraded through the city of Dresden, and later an appointed “Stollen girl” cut the cake.
Now, it is the most traditional and celebrated Christmas cake in Germany—and definitely not associated with fasting.
He had a special knife designed to cut the dense loaf, and a ceremony to precede cutting the cake.
The tasteless bread was transformed into a sweet cake that included ingredients, such as dried fruit and marzipan.
They would feed him apples, potatoes and sometimes bits of cake that Bob's mother gave them.Squinty the Comical Pig | Richard Barnum
It was with much amazement that they watched Henrietta absorb sandwiches, cake, eggs, and fruit.The Campfire Girls of Roselawn | Margaret Penrose
She peered around the room for the last time, and then dropped two small clean towels and a cake of soap into the bag.The Box-Car Children | Gertrude Chandler Warner
The celebrant sprinkled the victim with wine and salted cake, and made a symbolic gesture with the knife.The Religion of Ancient Rome | Cyril Bailey
Then they all had coffee and cake, shook hands with Pete Senior, and went to their homes and laboratories.Old Friends Are the Best | Jack Sharkey
British Dictionary definitions for cake
a baked food, usually in loaf or layer form, typically made from a mixture of flour, sugar, and eggs
a flat thin mass of bread, esp unleavened bread
a shaped mass of dough or other food of similar consistency: a fish cake
a mass, slab, or crust of a solidified or compressed substance, as of soap or ice
have one's cake and eat it to enjoy both of two desirable but incompatible alternatives
go like hot cakes or sell like hot cakes informal to be sold very quickly or in large quantities
piece of cake informal something that is easily achieved or obtained
take the cake informal to surpass all others, esp in stupidity, folly, etc
informal the whole or total of something that is to be shared or divided: the miners are demanding a larger slice of the cake; that is a fair method of sharing the cake
(tr) to cover with a hard layer; encrust: the hull was caked with salt
to form or be formed into a hardened mass
- cakey or caky, adjective
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Other Idioms and Phrases with cake
see eat one's cake and have it, too; flat as a pancake; icing on the cake; nutty as a fruitcake; piece of cake; sell like hot cakes; slice of the pie (cake); take the cake.
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