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Where do we need CAKE?

Cake is often served as a celebratory dish on ceremonial occasions, such as weddings, anniversaries and birthdays.

What if we could use ‘Cake’ in English too.

In English, there are many idioms related to Cake through which we can express many things. Have a look at these sentences.

1. The English test was a piece of cake!

2. He studied too much but scored a few marks; the cake wasn’t worth the candle.

3. I have got selected in interview and the icing on the cake is that I have got company’s car too.

The following is a list of cake related idioms with easy examples.

1. Sell Like Hot Cakes

Meaning: If something is selling like hot cakes, it is very popular and selling very well and quickly.


1. During flat 50% sale, things sell like hot cakes.

2. Chetan Bhagat’s novels sell like hot cakes.

2. Piece of Cake

Meaning: If something is a piece of cake, it is really easy.


1. Ayan: Alia, our student union is looking for a photographer and you have done course in it. Can you click photos for farewell on the 20th February?

Alia: Sure, no problem. It’ll be a piece of cake.

2. Aman: Lisa I Want to give handmade painting to my mother on her birthday and last year you won painting competition. Can you make one painting for me?

Lisa: Of course Aman! Painting work for me like a piece of cake.

3. Cherry on the cake

Meaning: The final thing that makes something perfect.


1. When our team won match, our coach organised surprise party. That party was like cherry on the cake.

2. Last month, when my boss was giving salary to me, he gave me promotion also. It was like cherry on the cake.

4. Have your Cake and Eat it too

Meaning: If someone wants to have their cake and eat it too, they want everything their way, especially when their wishes are contradictory.


1. Boss: We want only IIT students for this position.
Manager: We must pay the salary they are demanding. We can’t have our cake and eat it too.

5. Icing on the Cake

Meaning: This expression is used to refer to something good that happens on top of an already good thing or situation.


1. I managed to win the marathon, but the icing on the cake was when my boyfriend proposed me as soon as I crossed the finish line.

2. She received a gold medal at Olympics and the icing on the cake was, she also received cash prize.

6. Cake is not Worth the Candle

Meaning: If someone says that the cake’s not worth the candle, they mean that the result will not be worth the effort put in to achieve it.


1. He learnt all the syllabus but he had forgot his admission ticket at home., due to which he couldn’t take exam. The cake wasn’t worth the candle.

2. She had been making chocolates for many hours but she forgot to add sugar. The cake wasn’t worth the candle.

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