"Cake is often the dessert of choice for meals at ceremonial occasions, particularly weddings, anniversaries, and birthdays. There are countless cake recipes; some are bread-like, some rich and elaborate, and many are centuries old. Cake making is no longer a complicated procedure; while at one time considerable labor went into cake making (particularly the whisking of egg foams), baking equipment and directions have been simplified so that even the most amateur cook may bake a cake." -via Wikipedia
Other than a dictionary definition, I truly agree with Julia Child.
"A party without cake is just a meeting"
The sweet little thing bring people color, sugar, joy and excitement.
Cake is so delicate that we would only allow to have so little.
I sometimes wonder why do we not serve cake before meal or even appetizers?
Well, we will probably starting to fight for more before your wine finish breathing.
Whether it is in a party or during dinner,
we all have an expectation of something wonderful at the end,
we save the best for last, and it is...Cake...