by Shona Saunders
The cake fight birthday tradition began at my sisters house. It was her daughter, Macys, first birthday. We were trying to get her to stick her face in the cake.
I was unaware of the scheming brother in law behind me when I placed my head close to the cake and my niece. In an instant, my face was covered in cake and Macy was screaming. The next birthday came, I believe it was my little brothers. My sister grabbed some cake and slid it down his cheek, starting a cake war. Macy cried.
Thus begun the infamous birthday cake fight tradition.
Unfortunately, we have all gotten too old, our kids are too rough, and the mess is too big. Our cake fighting tradition has ended.
It had a good run or 6 years or so. I think we quit when Macy quit crying and started to join in. Once she wanted to join, so did the other little ones. We have a lot of video footage and pictures and memories of cake stuck here and cake found there.
Mom was never happy with it, mainly because she cleaned most of the mess. She would find cake in strange places weeks later! I'd like to continue it, but take it outside.
The record for the most candles on a cake is held by Ashrita Furman in conjunction with members of the Sri Chinmoy Centre (all USA), who placed 48,523 lit candles on a cake to celebrate the 77th anniversary of Sri Chinmoy's birth in Jamaica, New York, USA, on 27 August 2008.
- The largest cupcake weighs 596.47 kg (1315.2 lb) and was achieved by Global TV Concepts (USA) during the second annual THINK PINK ROCKS charity concert at Mizner Park in Boca Raton, Florida, USA on 3 October 2009.
- The largest ice cream cake weighed 10.13 tonnes (22,333.6 lb) and was achieved by Dairy Queen Canada at Yonge-Dundas Square in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, on 10 May 2011.
- There are no world records for Cake Fight according to the Guinness World Records. The most people in a custard pie fight was 684 participants from the Drake University (USA), and was held at the Olmsted Student Center Parking lot in Des Moines, Iowa, USA on 9 April 2011. I be that was fun!