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Cake Quotes To Get You Baking a Delectable Dessert You Can’t Wait to Share

These cake quotes highlight the wonderful dessert that makes every celebration better.

Cake might just be the best thing on this planet.

The texture is just right, moist yet fluffy, and the icing just makes it even better.

Of course, there are your standard flavors like chocolate, vanilla, and yellow cake, but a true cake connoisseur knows there is are so many more worth exploring.

There are fruit-filled cakes, red velvet, carrot, and even Earl Grey cake with a lavender-infused frosting. 

I may have to go bake that right now…and some of these cake quotes would make a lovely Instagram caption for my sophisticated pretty purple cake!

Whether you are captioning your latest cake or cupcake creation, or even a beautiful cake you purchased, these cake quotes will capture whatever sentiment you would like to convey!

There are funny cake quotes, cake quotes about life, and even some about icing!

We have already talked about some of the flavors that cake can come in, but did you realize that there are many different types of cakes?

Keep reading to learn more!

Don’t forget to also check out these baking quotes to help you create a delicious masterpiece.

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Funny cake quotes

1. “My policy on cake is pro having it and pro eating it.” — Boris Johnson

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2. “Life is too short to say no to cake.” — Unknown

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3. “A balanced diet is having a piece of cake in each hand.” — Unknown

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4. “Cake will always be the answer. The question is irrelevant.” — Unknown

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5. “You know you’re getting old when you get that one candle on the cake. It’s like, ‘See if you can blow this out.’” — Jerry Seinfeld

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6. “I’m not saying I don’t enjoy the days that I’m not eating chocolate cake. But I do particularly like those days when I am eating chocolate cake.” — Trisha Yearwood

7. “I’ll do almost anything for cake—even trample little children!” — Gayle King

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8. “Everyone who knows me knows that I always eat cake. My nutritionist hates it, but I just tell her I like to eat it, and she’s not going to stop me!” — Lucy Bronze

9. “Where there is cake, there is hope. And there is always cake.” — Dean Koontz

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10. “If eating cake is wrong, I don’t want to be right.” — Lorelai Gilmore, The Gilmore Girls

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11. “There’s nothing better than cake, but more cake.” — Harry S. Truman

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12. “Romance is the icing, but love is the cake.” — Unknown

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13. “Live. Love. Cake.” — Unknown

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14. “A bad day with cake is better than a good day without it.” — Unknown

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15. “Cake is a very beautiful thing.” — Milly Shapiro

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16. “Photographing a cake can be art.” — Irving Penn

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17. “Love is when you have a really amazing piece of cake, and it’s the very last piece, but you let him have it.” — E. Lockhart

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18. “Sweetest slice of paradise.” — Unknown

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19. “Cake for later; cake as a way of life.” — Laini Taylor

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20. “I’ve never met a problem a proper cupcake couldn’t fix.” — Sarah Ockler

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21. “Cake is for life, not just for birthdays!” — Unknown

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Cake quotes about birthdays, weddings, and celebrations

22. “Cakes are special. Every birthday, every celebration ends with something sweet, a cake, and people remember. It’s all about the memories.” — Buddy Valastro

23. “The most dangerous food is wedding cake.” — James Thurber

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24. “All the world is birthday cake, so take a piece, but not too much.” George Harrison

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25. “Having a birthday cake squashed into your face by young kids? Delicious. I always don a Santa suit at Christmas. Remaining childish is a tremendous state of innocence.” — John Lydon

26. “My son’s twin girls, Abby and Grace, are 14; they make birthday cakes and like to do it on their own with Mum out of the way.” — Mary Berry

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27. “For me, the end of childhood came when the number of candles on my birthday cake no longer reflected my age, around 19 or 20. From then on, each candle came to represent an entire decade.” — Yotam Ottolenghi

28. “I like birthday cake. It’s so symbolic. It’s a tempting symbol to load with something more complicated than just ‘Happy birthday!’ because it’s this emblem of childhood and a happy day.” — Aimee Bender

29. “A party without cake is just a meeting.” Julia Child

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30. “Birthdays are nature’s way of telling us to eat more cake.” — Jo Brand

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31. “You know you’re getting old when the candles cost more than the cake.” — Bob Hope

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‘Like a cake’ and ‘icing on the cake’ quotes

32. “A great empire, like a great cake, is most easily diminished at the edges.” Benjamin Franklin

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33. “A lot of movies are about life, mine are like a slice of cake.” — Alfred Hitchcock

34. “In my experience, entrepreneurship tends to be kind of cumulative, like a layer cake. Taking some time away can make it hard to rev up.” — Andrew Yang

35. “If you’re trying to create a company, it’s like baking a cake. You have to have all the ingredients in the right proportion.” Elon Musk

36. “Success is not like a cake that needs to be divided.” — Maeve Binchy

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37. “I want people to fall in love with themselves and to be really proud and full of joy for the space they take up. If someone else appreciates the space you take up, then that’s icing on the cake.” — Jonathan Van Ness

38. “In any other context, ‘icing’ is a great and exciting word: The proverbial icing on the cake, for instance, is a bonus — a wonderful thing on top of another wonderful thing.” — Steve Rushin

39. “If the theory turns out to be right, that will be tremendously thick and tasty icing on the cake.” — Brian Greene

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40. “Life is a cake and love is the icing on top of it. Without love, it becomes difficult to swallow life.” — Mehek Bassi

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41. “I saw the world I had walked since my birth, and I understood how fragile it was, that the reality was a thin layer of icing on a great dark birthday cake, writhing with grubs and nightmares and hunger.” — Neil Gaiman

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42. “Let’s face it, a nice creamy chocolate cake does a lot for a lot of people; it does for me.” Audrey Hepburn

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43. “Freedom is not to be bound by my wounds. And to be able to eat cake every day.” — Amanda de Cadenet

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44. “Because the sweeter the cake, the more bitter the jelly can be.” Lady Gaga

45. “What can cake teach you about life? That practice makes perfect, and if you try something once, it probably won’t be perfect, and you have to keep working on it if you want to be good at it.” — Nicole Byer

46. “The great thing about cake is it doesn’t feel like work. You forget about work. Kids, adults, they all get the same look in their eye when they’re decorating cakes. That’s the magic right there.” — Duff Goldman

47. “Life is short and unpredictable. Eat the dessert first.” — Helen Keller

48. “Take the broken pieces of your life, bake a master cake out of it. Don’t stand still like a lake; keep flowing like a stream!” — Israelmore Ayivor

49. “Happiness is like a cake: have too much of it and you get sick of it.” — Karl Pilkington

50. “So, if I have two pieces of cake, do I have twice as good an experience as the first piece of cake? One of the things I’ve found in life is that the first piece of cake is the best.” — David Frum

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51. “Cakes are healthy too, you just eat a small slice.― Mary Berry

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52. “Let’s just say you may regret that second piece of cake.’ Oh my God. Regret cake? Whatever was about to happen must be truly evil.” ― Rachel Hawkins

53. “If you’re going to lick the icing off somebody else’s cake you won’t be nourished and it won’t do you any good, or you might find the cake had caraway seeds and you hate them.” ― Emily Carr

54. “Here’s a basic difference between Morelli and me. My first thought was always of cake. His first thought was always of sex. Don’t get me wrong. I like sex . . . a lot. But it’s never going to replace cake.” ― Janet Evanovich

55. “If I was made of cake I’d eat myself before somebody else could.” ― Emma Donoghue

56. “Love is like a good cake; you never know when it’s coming, but you’d better eat it when it does!” ― C. JoyBell C.

57. “Cake is happiness! If you know the way of the cake, you know the way of happiness! If you have a cake in front of you, you should not look any further for joy!” ― C. JoyBell C.

58. “But I’m really enjoying my retirement. I get to sleep in every day. I do crossword puzzles and eat cake.” ― Derek Landy

59. “I’m going to die. And as if that weren’t bad enough, I’m going to die inside a cake.” ― Peter H. Fogtdal

60. “But how will I eat cake if my head is over there, and my hands are over here?” ― Marie Antoinette

Inspiring Cake Quotes For Bakers

61. “Once you get rid of integrity the rest is a piece of cake.” — Larry Hagman

62. “If the people have no bread, let them eat cake.” — Marie Antoinette

63. “It’s a piece of cake until you get to the top. You find you can’t stop playing the game the way you’ve always played it.” — Richard M. Nixon

64. “We’ll take the cake with the red cherry on top.” — Navjot Singh Sidhu

65. “The real cake isn’t HAVING what you want, it’s DOING what you want.” — Lady Gaga

66. “Everyone is dealing with something. This is life; this is not just a piece of cake.” — Tom Brady

67. “I don’t want to die tomorrow knowing I could’ve had a piece of cake tonight.” — Gabriel Iglesias

68. “It’s time to blow out the candles on the pity party cake.” — Louie Giglio

69. “I am proud of my cake-making image but life is not that perfect. There are socks in my fruit bowl.” — Jane Asher

70. “By the second tour I had rice cakes and hummus with me, and I was jumping rope in my room.” — Taylor Dane

Cake Quotes To Encourage You To Indulge Your Sweet Tooth

71. “I think to eat cake is very good for us, but it’s the size of the slice and how often you have it.” — Mary Berry

72. “You can freeze a nice sponge cake and then have a strawberry shortcake any time.” — Lidia Bastianich

73. “If it were easy to resist, it would not be called chocolate cake.” — Maryrose Wood

74. “My favorite food is chocolate cake. I need to have a slice of chocolate cake every single day, without fail.” — Soha Ali Khan

75. “Baking cake is one of the easiest things in the world.” — Paul Hollywood

76. “I drink diet coke so I can eat regular cake.” — Gabriel Iglesias

77. “For me, almost always, the answer was cake.” — Diana Abu- Jaber

78.  “Men come and go, but the cake stays forever.” — George Augustus Sala

79. “My favorite food is cake. What kind of cake? It doesn’t matter. All cake.” ― Jenny Han

80. “Time heals all things. But if time fails, try cake.” ― Maggie Knox

Cake Quotes That Will Leave You Drooling

81. “The icing on the cake is when other people enjoy your vision and support what you do.” ― Cise Star

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82. “There’s nothing better than cake but more cake.” ― Harry S. Truman

83. “You cannot have a cake and eat it too. Either you eat it, or you have it.” ― Zygmunt Bauman

84. “The easiest way to make a fruit cake is to buy a darkish cake, then pound some old, hard fruit into it with a mallet. Be sure to wear safety glasses.” ― Dave Barry

85. “My idea of baking is buying a ready make cake mix and throwing in an egg.” ― Cilla Black

86. “I like to serve chocolate cake, because it doesn’t show the dirt.” ― Phyllis Diller

87. “I’ve always told my children that life is like a layer cake. You get to put one layer on top of the other, and whether you frost it or not is up to you.” ― Ann Richards

88. “The process of making a wedding cake is complex on its own, from designing, mis-en-place, baking, frosting, structuring, decorating, to delivering.” ― Ron Ben-Israel

89. “If the cake fits, eat it!” ― Gordon Korman

90. “Not always the fanciest cake that’s there Is the best to eat!” ― Margaret Elizabeth Sangster

Cake Quotes For Your Baking Skills

91. “What I really do is take real plums and put them in an imaginary cake.” ― Mary McCarthy

92. “White grapes are very attractive but when it comes to dessert people generally like cake with icing.” ― Fran Lebowitz

93. “I can cook to please people, but it’s quite conventional. I make a good sponge cake. I find it hard to follow recipes.” ― Anna Chancellor

94. “You can keep your willpower, Frog. I am going home to bake a cake.” ― Arnold Lobel

95. “Nothing seems to please a fly so much as to be taken for a currant; and if it can be baked in a cake and palmed off on the unwary, it dies happy.” ― Mark Twain

96. “I love making down-home Southern cooking, and just chilling out and having cakes and pies and baking stuff, you know. I’m a pretty simple girl.” ― Nicole Scherzinger

97. “Gotta get it, even if it’s in the worse way. Got cake like everyday my birthday.” ― Lil Wayne

98. “I love cakes. Chocolate and coconut cakes. I love that combination!” ― Adriana Lima

99. “You’re like a cake when you’re young. You can’t rush it or it will fall, or just turn out wrong. Rising takes patience, and heat.” ― Anna Quindlen

100. “A cake is a very good test of an oven: if it browns too much on one side and not on the other, it’s not your fault you need to have your oven checked.” ― Delia Smith

Which of these cake quotes is your favorite?

Professional bakers categorize cakes by their ingredients and mixing methods.

If your recipe starts with “cream butter and sugar” then you are about to make a butter cake.

Pound cake, which is often made in a loaf or bundt pan, is a derivative of butter cake.

It gets its name because its ingredients can be measured proportionately: a pound of butter, a pound of sugar, a pound of eggs, and a pound of flour.

If you have a recipe that calls for no baking soda or baking powder, but lots of whipped eggs or egg whites, then you are about to bake a sponge cake!

Genoise and biscuit cakes are French versions of a sponge cake.

Then there is angel food cake, which you might recognize as the base of strawberry shortcake.

It also has a distinct spongy texture, and no egg yolks!

There are even flourless cakes, for those of you who might be trying to cut out gluten.

You could also find a recipe for a cake with a gluten-free type of flour.

Just because gluten might be off the table, does not mean that cake has to be!

Cake is so fabulous, you can also find a Keto recipe if you are trying to follow a lower-carb diet!

Did you enjoy reading these cake quotes and sayings?

Tell us your favorite type and flavor of cake in the comment section below!

Danielle Dahl, Managing Editor
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