Birthday cake is a kind of cake used for the celebration of someone’s birthday. The composition of the cake can vary greatly, but it almost always has small candles placed on top of it which are lit and then blown out by whoever’s birthday it is. The cake is also meant to soften the proverbial ‘blow’ taken when anyone over the age of 16 loses another year. It is both a food and a symbolic celebration of existence.
Birthday cake generally tastes good, but is definitely capable of being horrible if the wrong icing is used. Birthday cake is one of the funnest foods, because its consumption generally requires a congregation of people that regard the birthday–person very highly. Visually, birthday cake is an exception to the rule of showing a food's natural beauty, because one is encouraged to decorate it with edible words and colors.
became an official snack on July 14th, 2012.