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|It is believed that the first actual birthday cake was made in Germany in the Middle Ages. The Germans would celebrate children’s birthdays with cake, calling the celebration Kinderfest.
Cakes originally were a coarse, bread-like product, and later became a much sweeter version, called Geburtstagorten.
In the 17th-century birthday cakes were made more elaborate with details like icing, layers, and decorations, like flowers. However, these kinds of cakes were only affordable by the wealthy, upper class due to the high-priced ingredients.