Translation of cake in Spanish:
- 1 uncountable and countable (Cookery) (large) the icing o (in American English also) frosting on the caketo be a piece of cake [colloquial] to take the cake [colloquial]un extraser el colmo [colloquial](person)to go o sell like hot cakesllevarse la palma [colloquial]to have one's cake and eat ityou can't have your cake and eat it (too)venderse como pan caliente or como rosquillas(before noun) cake decorator (American English)no puedes tenerlo todo, tienes que elegirmanga (feminine) de pasteleríaExample sentences
- Desserts, sweets, cakes, biscuits, and pastries are considered to be luxuries.
- Little chefs can bake a cake or delicious muffins in the two-shelf oven or store extra plates and bowls in the cupboard.
- Now she manages to control her feelings by avoiding sweet foods such as cakes, chocolate and even bananas.
- She would make treacle cakes, currant cakes and, of course, she'd make white soda cakes, potato cakes and boxty.
- They do the eggs runny here, which I like, and the potato cake is surprisingly light.
- I chose lightly spiced spinach and chickpea potato cake served with basmati rice, mint yoghurt and mango chutney.
- 3 uncountable (whole, total)(especially British English) [colloquial]they demand a larger slice o piece o share of the cakeexigen una tajada mayor del pastelExample sentences
- The corporate sector could not be securing a bigger part of national income cake too.
- Now, there are three or four other independents looking for a share of the cake.
- Fellow Namibians let's be fair to each other and share the national cake equally.
- (usually passive) to be caked
withsomethingour shoes were caked with mudteníamos los zapatos cubiertos de barro endurecidoExample sentences
- Dried blood caked the front of the late king's clothes and the broken hand which still clutched his sword.
- It didn't look like it had been used in ages, dust and dirt caked the inside, there were even some dead insects in it.
- Glancing out the main window, she could see only a brown haze - the surface was caked with dust.
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