In much of the Western world, birthday cakes have been a traditional way to celebrate one’s birth or the birth of another since the mid-19th century. Although it wasn’t until the 18th century that Western civilizations incorporated the use of candles into a birthday cake, birthday cakes have been traced back to the era of the ancient Romans, who used them to casually celebrate a birth.
Although birthday cakes are commonly used to celebrate a birth in the modern era, it was once though that a birthday cake was a privilege only the wealthy could enjoy because the cakes themselves were often rather large and expensive to make.
Today, we use cakes as a symbol of good fortune and good health as we grow yet another year older. Ultimately, birthday cakes remain a traditional way to celebrate a person’s birth in a tasty manner.
If you’re looking for the perfect birthday cake to properly suit either you or a loved one, look no further than the recipes provided in the links below.