Cakes and birthdays have become inseparable in the thought process of the average urban middle class family not just in Europe but across the world. And it’s not just the case of the birthdays of little children. Whatever may be the age of the person, a cake has become a must on birthdays. The cakes have crossed all the religious barriers too. It doesn’t matter what your religion is. Almost every family of all religious hues relishes the birthday cakes.
Time to bake a cake
Many families bake their own cakes on the important occasion. The recipe of the grandmother, the aunty or the TV channel’s master chef is used to prepare the all-important delicacy of the day. In addition to the usual and elaborate ingredients and the garnishing, the cake overflows with something more vital, vibrant and wholesome: a lot of love.
When families can’t manage to have their own cake made, they have to go for the cakes from various shops. Either the ready made cakes, or if they are acting in time, they can have a personalized cake delivered at home with birthday greetings neatly written over it. This is usually possible if the families place the order at least a day before the birthday.
Fruit cake delivery in the UK is possible on the day specified in the order. Most UK bakeries agree to a next-day delivery of personalized birthday cakes. Most of them deliver cakes from Monday to Friday. So if you have a birthday during the week-end, you will have to make your own arrangements. The UK bakeries have the cake neatly packed. The Happy Birthday message is written on the top of the cake. Most of them print a congratulatory message with the picture of the birthday person and candles too.
Many UK firms now deliver birthday cakes and other gifts to people across the world. They use fast courier services to take the gift ordered by a person in the UK to the person in the specified country on the specified day. That makes it possible for UK residents to spring a pleasant on their dear ones across the world on their special days.
There is a new and growing trend of smearing the cake and its icing on the face of the birthday person, rather than cutting the cake and eating it. This is more popular among youngsters, not in family gatherings. One wonders why a nice cake should be misused in this way. But if the young does derive great joy from that weird process, there may not be sufficient ground to object to that.
Like birthdays, Christmas too cannot be complete without cakes of different types. Non-Christian families across the world, mostly from the urban middle class, have begun to savoir various types of cakes during the Christmas week. Like cakes, sweets from across the world are gradually becoming popular in other countries too. As people savoir sweets from distant lands and different people, may they even accept and assimilate some of their beautiful ideas too.