I had a lovely surprise today when I was given a piece of cake. It may sound frivolous to write about, but it looked so ornate…and tasted even better!
(No, I didn’t eat both slices, although the one slice I did eat was my lunch!)
Now, I’m sure you know the expression, ‘It’s a piece of cake,’ meaning, ‘It’s very easy’, but do you know where the phrase comes from? No? Neither did I until I did a little research. Apparently…
‘…the idea of cake being “easy” originated in the 1870’s when cakes were given out as prizes for winning competitions. In particular, there was a tradition in the US slavery states where slaves would circle around a cake at a gathering. The most “graceful” pair would win the cake the in middle.’ (from http://www.pages.drexel.edu/~zk32/clicheorigin.html)
So there you go! Now you know!