Cake and pastries are a sweet dessert whose history is inextricably linked with the history of the cake. The first cakes were very different from what we eat today. They were more like bread, sweetened with honey and often with the addition of nuts and dried fruit.
In the Middle Ages, European bakers already knew how to make cupcakes and gingerbread – products that could be stored for several months. According to historians, the forerunners of modern cakes appeared in Europe in the middle of the 17th century. This was primarily due to advances in technology and the availability of access to certain ingredients (such as refined sugar, for example). Continue reading