Crossword clues for cake
- Word that can follow either half of 17-, 25-, 37-, 52- or 62-Across
- Base for some decorations
- Part of a birthday celebration
- Stick together
- Wonderland food for Alice
- ___ and 10-Down
- Wedding reception need
- Become clumped
- Clump up
- Part of many an anniversary celebration
- Ending with tea or cup
- With 58-Across, bakery container
- Staple at a wedding reception
- A block of solid substance (such as soap or wax)
- Small flat mass of chopped food
- Made from or based on a mixture of flour and sugar and eggs
- Soap unit
- Soap bar
- Candle holder
- Winner's prize, maybe
- Party centerpiece
- It may be tiered
- Order for a party caterer
- Decorator's base
- Bake sale order
- It may be upside-down
- Word that can follow the end of 16-, 22-, 31-, 40-, 45- or 56-Across
- Piece of soap
- Birthday dessert
- Wedding reception centerpiece
- Word that can follow the ends of 17-, 31-, 38-, 50- and 64-Across
- Birthday order
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Cake \Cake\ (k[=a]k), n. [OE. cake, kaak; akin to Dan. kage, Sw. & Icel. kaka, D. koek, G.kuchen, OHG. chuocho.]
A small mass of dough baked; especially, a thin loaf from unleavened dough; as, an oatmeal cake; johnnycake.
A sweetened composition of flour and other ingredients, leavened or unleavened, baked in a loaf or mass of any size or shape.
A thin wafer-shaped mass of fried batter; a griddlecake or pancake; as buckwheat cakes.
A mass of matter concreted, congealed, or molded into a solid mass of any form, esp. into a form rather flat than high; as, a cake of soap; an ague cake.
Cakes of rusting ice come rolling down the flood.
Cake urchin (Zo["o]l), any species of flat sea urchins belonging to the Clypeastroidea.
Oil cake the refuse of flax seed, cotton seed, or other vegetable substance from which oil has been expressed, compacted into a solid mass, and used as food for cattle, for manure, or for other purposes.
To have one's cake dough, to fail or be disappointed in what one has undertaken or expected.
Cake \Cake\, v. i. To form into a cake, or mass.
Cake \Cake\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Caked; p. pr. & vb. n. Caking.] To concrete or consolidate into a hard mass, as dough in an oven; to coagulate.
Clotted blood that caked within.
Cake \Cake\, v. i. To cackle as a goose. [Prov. Eng.]
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
early 13c., from Old Norse kaka "cake," from West Germanic *kokon- (cognates: 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.\nWhat man, I trow ye raue, Wolde ye bothe eate your cake and haue your cake? ["The Proverbs & Epigrams of John Heywood," 1562]\nOriginally (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.
Etymology 1 n. 1 A rich, sweet dessert food, typically made of flour, sugar(,) and eggs and baked in an oven, and often covered in icing. 2 A small mass of baked dough, especially a thin loaf from unleavened dough. 3 A thin wafer-shaped mass of fried batter; a griddlecake or pancake. 4 A block of any of various dense materials. 5 (context slang English) A trivially easy task or responsibility; from '''a piece of cake'''. 6 (context slang English) money. vb. 1 (context transitive English) coat (something) with a crust of solid material. 2 To form into a cake, or mass. Etymology 2
vb. (context UK dialect obsolete intransitive English) To cackle like a goose.
Cake is a form of sweet dessert that is typically baked. In its oldest forms, cakes were modifications of breads but now cover a wide range of preparations that can be simple or elaborate and share features with other desserts such as pastries, meringues, custards and pies.
Typical cake ingredients are flour, sugar, eggs, butter or oil, a liquid, and leavening agents, such as baking soda and/or baking powder. Common additional ingredients and flavourings include dried, candied or fresh fruit, nuts, cocoa, and extracts such as vanilla, with numerous substitutions for the primary ingredients. Cakes can also be filled with fruit preserves or dessert sauces (like pastry cream), iced with buttercream or other icings, and decorated with marzipan, piped borders, or candied fruit.
Cake is often served as a celebratory dish on ceremonial occasions, for example weddings, anniversaries, and birthdays. There are countless cake recipes; some are bread-like, some rich and elaborate, and many are centuries old. Cake making is no longer a complicated procedure; while at one time considerable labor went into cake making (particularly the whisking of egg foams), baking equipment and directions have been simplified so that even the most amateur cook may bake a cake.
A cake is a sweet, baked form of food.
Cake may also refer to:
Cake is a 2005 romantic comedy film directed by Nisha Ganatra.
Cake is the debut studio album by Scottish pop/rock band, The Trash Can Sinatras.
Cake is a 2014 American drama film written by Patrick Tobin, directed by Daniel Barnz, and starring Jennifer Aniston, Adriana Barraza, Felicity Huffman, William H. Macy, Anna Kendrick, and Sam Worthington. It debuted in the Special Presentations section of the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival.
Aniston's performance received strong praise and earned her nominations for the Screen Actors Guild Award and Golden Globe Award.
Cake (stylized CAKE) is an American alternative rock band from Sacramento, California. Consisting of singer John McCrea, trumpeter Vince DiFiore, guitarist Xan McCurdy, bassist Gabe Nelson and drummer Paulo Baldi, the band has been noted for McCrea's sarcastic lyrics and monotone vocals, DiFiore's trumpet parts, and their wide-ranging musical influences, including country music, Mariachi, rock, funk, Iranian folk music and hip hop.
Cake was formed in 1991 by McCrea, DiFiore, Greg Brown, Frank French and Shon Meckfessel, who soon left and was replaced by Nelson. Following the self-release of its debut album, Motorcade of Generosity, the band was signed to Capricorn Records in 1995 and released its first single, " Rock 'n' Roll Lifestyle", which hit number 35 on the Modern Rock Tracks music chart and was featured on MTV's 120 Minutes; French and Nelson then left the band, and were replaced by Todd Roper and Victor Damiani. Cake's second album, 1996's Fashion Nugget, went platinum on the strength of its lead single, " The Distance". Following a tour of Europe and the United States, both Brown and Damiani announced they were leaving Cake, which led to speculation about the band's future; McCrea eventually recruited Xan McCurdy to take over on guitar, and persuaded Nelson to return.
Prolonging the Magic, the band's third album, was released in 1998 and went platinum, having shipped over one million units; this was followed three years later by Comfort Eagle, the band's first album on Columbia Records, featuring the single " Short Skirt/Long Jacket" which hit number 7 on the Modern Rock Tracks chart. Following a series of tours, including several versions of the Unlimited Sunshine Tour, the band released Pressure Chief in 2004, its second and last album on Columbia. After creating its own label, Upbeat Records, the band released Showroom of Compassion in 2011, which became its first album to debut at the top of the Billboard charts, selling 44,000 copies in the first week after release.
A cake firework, also known as a multiple tube device is a firework comprising a series of Roman candles, small aerial shells, or a combination of both, connected together by a high-speed fuse. Typically, the internal fusing is set to fire each tube in series, or to fire several tubes at the same time, or a combination of these. Typically a cake will resemble from the outside a simple cube or other rectangular covered shape; after firing, a large number of cardboard tubes (the candles) will be visible in the top of the firework (the paper cover having been blown off by the discharging stars). In a traditional cake, all the candles point upwards; a variant is called the fan or angle cake.
Cakes are one of the most popular types of firework, as they can create spectacular and long-lasting effects from a single ignition while minimising safety concern. In the UK, the reclassification of aerial shells to Category 4 has popularised cakes as a method for achieving similar effects while staying within safety guidelines, particularly by firing multiple candles at the same time.
Cakes vary greatly in size, weight and duration. Some last only a few seconds and contain only a few tubes, while others may last for several minutes, contain upwards of 1,000 tubes, and measure over a cubic yard in size. Large "finale Cakes" containing dozens of shells up to 4" diameter are not uncommon, and some cakes, particularly those containing large amounts of dragon's eggs, can weigh over 100 pounds prior to discharge.
Cake (or Cake TV) was a sitcom and How-to television series that originally aired on the KOL's Secret Slumber Party and KEWLopolis lineup on CBS. The show was broadcast from September 16, 2006 to December 9, 2006 in its first run and was broadcast from December 16, 2006 to September 12, 2009 in reruns only. The show was produced by DIC Entertainment in association with Brookwell McNamara Entertainment ( Sean McNamara & David Brookwell).
Only 13 episodes of this series were produced; In 2007, when asked about the show, series producer and writer Susie Singer Carter said that the show was in its second season. But although those season two episodes never aired (if it was produced at all), it is assumed that at this point the series has ended its run. On September 19, 2009, Cake was officially removed from the CBS lineup.
Cake is a television and cinema advertisement launched in 2007 by Škoda Auto to promote the new second-generation Fabia supermini car in the United Kingdom. The 60-second spot forms the centrepiece of an integrated advertising campaign comprising appearances on television, in cinemas, in newspapers and magazines, online, and through direct marketing. The campaign and its component parts were handled by the London branch of advertising agency Fallon Worldwide. Cake was directed by British director Chris Palmer. Production was contracted to Gorgeous Enterprises, with sound handled by Wave Studios. It premiered on British television on 17 May 2007.
The campaign was a critical, popular, and financial success. It has been credited for the significant improvements in awareness and public opinion of the brand, and received honours from a number of advertising festivals and awards ceremonies, including several from the British Television Advertising Awards, the Cannes Lions International Advertising Festival, and the Creative Circle Awards.
A "meaner" version of the advert was made to promote the vRS model of the Fabia.
Usage examples of "cake".
The acridity of its oil is modified in the seeds by combination with another fixed oil of a bland nature which can be readily separated by pressure, then the cake left after the expression of this fixed oil is far more pungent than the seeds.
Lynn Flewelling Seregil must have been generous, Alec thought as she piled his trencher with plump sausages and oat porridge, then fetched a pitcher of milk and some hot ash cakes to go with it.
Fairly rose, indicating that Lars Aquavit and Annette should grab their cake plates and join her for their dessert in the kitchen.
And beside this can Jean would find, every day, something particular,--a blossom of the red geranium that bloomed in the farmhouse window, a piece of cake with plums in it, a bunch of trailing arbutus,--once it was a little bit of blue ribbon, tied in a certain square knot--so--perhaps you know that sign too?
Then the gas is turned on, with supernumerary argand lamps and manifold waxlights, to illuminate countless cakes, of all prices and dimensions, that stand in rows and piles on the counters and sideboards, and in the windows.
Then he had Samae serve them tea and cakes while they watched the guards strike the camp, everything but the awning and the carpet under which the two sat.
The man with all the pots and pans on his bicycle, the nun eating the baguette as she trundles along, the old woman shooing the geese, the businessman in his car eating a cake and attempting to look important.
I can have my cake and eat it too, you know, in regards to not bailing on Ruby.
Lombro had walked up to Ralph Bales and, as the children were cutting the cake, struck up a conversation.
Becca managed the julienne soup, but the whole steamed salmon, served with lobster cakes and cucumbers bechamel, was quite another matter.
When Osman and al-Noor reached his double storeyed house in the south quarter, which lay between the Beit el Mai, the treasury, and the slave market, dawn was breaking and a dozen of his aggagiers were sitting in the courtyard being fed by the house slaves a breakfast of honey-roasted lamb and dhurra cakes with steaming pots of syrupy black Abyssinian coffee.
I was saying to the Bibliomaniac this morning, your buckwheat cakes are, to my mind, the very highest development of our modern civilization, and to have even one of them wasted seems to me to be a crime against Nature herself, for which a second, third, or fourth shaking up of this earth would be an inadequate punishment.
There was no pipeclay here to be caked onto crossbelts and musket slings, no blackball to be used on boots and no grease and powder to be slathered on the hair.
Some cakes under a wire cover looked very nice, and just as Blinky was crawling along the shelf to try one, he caught sight of a tiny mouse peeping out of his hole.
She found the Boggles in the tea-room beside an empty coffee-pot and plates covered in cake crumbs.