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  • n. A cake, often iced and decorated, made to celebrate a person's birthday.

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  • n. decorated cake served at a birthday party

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  • SHUT UP AND EAT
    TOO BAD NO BON APPÉTIT
    SHUT UP AND EAT
    YOU KNOW MY LOVE IS SWEET

    Yes, I'm cooking for my son and his wife
    It's his 30th birthday
    Pour berries into a bowl
    Add milk of two months ago
    "It's moldy . . . mom, isn't it?"
    I don't give a flying fuck though

    It's food nouveau
    It's the shape of love

    Beat it! Beat it up!
    Extra sugar Extra salt Extra oil and MSG

    You were born in the 60's
    We made a war with the Vietnamese
    We loved LSD We died easily
    Can we just say c'est la vie?
    So what! Say what! For your own sake
    Do you have a headache or heartbreak?
    Are you made or broken by the birthday cake?
    You may be slow on the uptake
    I pour pot in the birthday cake
    So what! Say what! For my own sake
    Watch out yo! Here I come yo!
    I'm gonna change to a rattlesnake
    Turn up the TV! Do you agree?
    I'm talking turkey Take it from me
    I'm gonna show my love for my dove
    "But it's moldy . . . mom, isn't it?"

    Extra sugar Extra salt Extra oil and MSG


    -- Cibo Matto, "Birthday Cake"

    September 29, 2008

  • The birthday cake is traditionally highly decorated, and typically covered with lit candles when presented, the number of candles signifying the age of the celebrant. The person whose birthday it is makes a silent wish and then blows out the candles. If done in one breath, the wish is supposed to come true (but only if the person keeps the wish to himself or herself). It is also common for the "birthday boy" or "birthday girl" to cut the initial piece of the cake as a newlywed couple might with a wedding cake. If the knife touches the bottom, or when withdrawn from the cake comes out with pieces of cake adhering to it, the birthday boy or girl may have to kiss the nearest person of the opposite sex.
    _Wikipedia

    February 11, 2008