Cake is a form of sweet dessert that is typically baked. Ingredients in cake include flour, sugar, eggs, oil or butter and milk or water. Cakes can be covered in icing and other decorations.
Cake are associated with celebrations, including weddings, birthdays and anniversaries.
Cakes can be divided into categories, based on ingredients and cooking techniques, including:
- Sponge cakes;
- Butter cakes; and
- Yeast cakes.
Cakes can also be classified according to the occasion for which they are intended, including:
- Wedding cakes;
- Birthday cakes; and
- Christmas cakes.
The history of cake dates back to ancient times, with the word cake having derived from ‘kaka’ an Old Norse word, although those cakes were more bread-like and sweetened with honey. Since then, due to advances in baking technology, as well as ingredient quality and availability (refined sugar, refined white flour and baking powder), cakes have become the sweet dessert we know and enjoy today.
I’m certain that the merchants in Venetia were enjoying cake in 1494 when they first developed the system of double-entry bookkeeping, as modern accountants do today.
While Cake Accounting does not bake cakes for public consumption, like most people, we enjoy a well made cake.
Contact us today to see how you can have your cake and eat it too.