Adjective "cake" definition and examples

(Cake may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/keɪk/

Definitions and examples

noun

An item of soft sweet food made from a mixture of flour, fat, eggs, sugar, and other ingredients, baked and sometimes iced or decorated.
  1. as modifier 'a cake shop'
  2. 'Desserts, sweets, cakes, biscuits, and pastries are considered to be luxuries.'
  3. 'To begin with, it was all puddings and cakes and sweets, and I would make fudge, toffee, nougat.'
  4. 'While baking the cakes and galettes I started cooking dinner.'
  5. 'Christmas is a few days away and it is time for choirs and concerts when you are not baking cakes and decorating your Christmas tree.'
  6. 'In fact, it is a genuine snack spot with scones, teacakes, cakes and biscuits being the staple fare.'
  7. 'There were speeches and the cutting of an anniversary cake.'
  8. 'Food consisted of bagels, speciality savouries, pastries and cakes.'
  9. 'Now, go take advantage of being the birthday girl and have a big piece of cake for me.'
  10. 'Then they started to hit out, and we seemed to lose the will to win - perhaps it was something the opposition put in the cream cake they'd given us for tea.'
  11. 'Home-made jams, biscuits, cakes, sweets and marmelades are ideal presents for those with a sweet tooth.'
  12. 'Gâteaux Bretons are larger cakes made of rich better, poured into a cake mold, scraped with a fork, then baked until golden brown.'
  13. 'Their wedding cake was a sheet cake decorated to look like a hockey arena.'
  14. 'At first I needed the coffee to get me over the shock of the price of the cake.'
  15. 'Now she manages to control her feelings by avoiding sweet foods such as cakes, chocolate and even bananas.'
  16. 'There was a small cake decorated with whipped cream and chocolate.'
  17. 'you have not received a fair slice of the education cake'
  18. 'It has moved from talking about growing the cake, to now getting on with the job of deciding how it will divide the cake up.'
  19. 'Councils nationwide collect business rates for the Government, which in turn shares out the cake according to its own peculiar system of interpreting need.'
  20. 'This means that some people don't get the share of the cake they need, as their parents may be less financially secure than the Loans Company makes them out to be.'
  21. 'India has grand plans to have a substantial share of the cake and expects to earn substantial additional funds by 2007.'
  22. 'But they said the area continued to receive a smaller share of the cake than was warranted by the amount of crime committed in it.'
  23. 'That will mean the cake will have to be divided 16 ways (of course the Warriors would benefit from their own gate revenue etc).'
  24. 'Business Line charts out the way the cake has been divided.'
  25. 'I know figures can be produced which will show Carlow has done very well in recent years but compared to other counties I don't think it has enjoyed an equal share of the cake.'
  26. 'With profits near record highs Britain's workers have started to ask for a bigger share of the cake and in many cases are getting it.'
  27. 'At the end of the day, the result is that the same, not very large, cake is being divided up in a slightly different way.'
  28. 'For a long time, central and local governments in Taiwan have fought incessantly over taxes, or a bigger share of the cake.'
An item of savoury food formed into a flat round shape, and typically baked or fried.
  1. 'Press spoonfuls of the prawn paste into small patties or flat cakes.'
  2. 'Your genuine latke is a cake of grated potato and a little onion, bound with an egg and fried in oil.'
  3. 'Flake some on a green salad, mix some into a pasta salad, or shape some into salmon cakes.'
  4. 'She would make treacle cakes, currant cakes and, of course, she'd make white soda cakes, potato cakes and boxty.'
  5. 'Then again there was the place where the woman of the house gave you something for the road, such as a cake of bread or a pot of jam and the boss would give you a few shillings to spend on the way home.'
  6. 'Kadhi, a savory curry of curds and fried cakes made from pulses, is a popular dish.'
  7. 'Fred's paternal side of the family is German and he suddenly had a hankering for these potato cakes his grandmother made him when he was a child.'
  8. 'This should be eaten with Paputtu, made with broken rice rava, sprinkled with grated coconut and steamed into a flat cakes cut into diamond shapes.'
  9. 'These books circulated images of famous paintings, calligraphy and antiquities, as well as designs for such utensils as ink cakes and ink stones.'
  10. 'Once a family is ready to spare about two hours, they can easily make as many as 25 soap cakes.'
  11. 'The fire blazed on the open hearth and sometimes the baker as it was called was hanging over the fire with a cake of bread being baked.'
  12. 'To clean our teeth some of us used a cake of pink cleaner in a round aluminium tin.'
  13. 'He then ducked as Ulf chucked a cake of soap at him.'
  14. 'Father used to bring home cakes of ‘Vinolia White Rose’ soap, which had a mild but wonderful fragrance.'
  15. 'Just as I came upon it I got a flashback of Enrique beading it up with a cake of wax - it happened only minutes ago, I saw him do it!'
  16. 'Here, you get open shelves instead of a wardrobe, white plastic chairs, and a bathroom with a tiny cake of medicinal soap besides a wash-basin the size of a large saucer.'
  17. 'Taking a complete change of clothes and a cake of soap, I head down to a secluded part of the small river, leaving Marissa to gather wood for our fire.'
  18. 'She sprints toward the river's edge, and with a wild and desperate leap, hops onto a cake of ice floating in the river.'

verb

(of a thick or sticky substance that hardens when dry) cover and become encrusted on (the surface of an object)
  1. 'They were caked in thick grey dust and could only use candlelight and the terrible cries of the injured as their guide.'
  2. 'Dried blood still caked the back of his hair, making his scalp itch.'
  3. 'Glancing out the main window, she could see only a brown haze - the surface was caked with dust.'
  4. 'His cloak, though black, was badly worn, and his boots were caked in mud.'
  5. 'Dried blood caked the front of the late king's clothes and the broken hand which still clutched his sword.'
  6. 'His soft leather boots were caked with mud as he pulled them off, and his new canvas smock and pants were heavy with rain.'
  7. 'He was built for speed but at the same time had an elegance that shone even through the dirt caking his lackluster body.'
  8. '‘I'm Becki,’ said a girl whose hair and clothes were caked in mud and whose hands were clenched into pudgy fists.'
  9. 'Frozen mud is caked on their boots and trousers, evidence of their late night rides.'
  10. 'Penny said: ‘My bike's low to the ground, so I'll be caked in mud when I come out the other end.’'
  11. 'the blood under his nose was beginning to cake'
  12. 'She could feel the mud caking on her skin and she began to itch all over.'
  13. 'The metal glove was cracked and broken, and caked with a dark substance.'
  14. 'The alligator had silvery-white ice caked around its lower body, so it couldn't move.'
  15. 'It seemed to fit among the spots of dried mud caked on her hand and under her fingernails.'
  16. 'Riders were arriving with red dirt caked on thick to their faces, with specks of dirt attaching themselves to each singular pore and whisker.'
  17. 'I left the battlefield with ancient mud caked to the bottom of my shoes.'
  18. 'I always get a ribbing at work when I turn up and my car has mud caked on it up to the windows!'
  19. 'The assortment of dirt and other substances were a permanent fixture on her feet, often caked on by the harsh Egyptian sun.'
  20. 'I turned the locket over, seeing there was a red substance caked onto the smooth backing.'
  21. 'Her blonde hair was beginning to grow black roots and her face had so much foundation and powder caked on that you couldn't see the skin.'

More definitions

1. a sweet, baked, breadlike food, made with or without shortening, and usually containing flour, sugar, baking powder or soda, eggs, and liquid flavoring.

2. a flat, thin mass of bread, especially unleavened bread.

3. pancake; griddlecake.

4. a shaped or molded mass of other food: a fish cake.

5. a shaped or compressed mass: a cake of soap; a cake of ice.

6. Animal Husbandry. a compacted block of soybeans, cottonseeds, or linseeds from which the oil has been pressed, usually u

More examples(as adjective)

"templates can be cake."

"procedures can be cake."

Origin

Middle English (denoting a small flat bread roll): of Scandinavian origin; related to Swedish kaka and Danish kage.

Phrase

cakes and ale
a piece of cake
sell like hot cakes
take the cake
you can't have your cake and eat it (too)