- 1 u and c [Cookery/Cocina] (large) pastel (masculine), tarta (feminine) (Spain/España) , torta (feminine) (especially Southern Cone/especialmente Cono Sur) ; (small, individual) pastel (masculine), masa (feminine) (River Plate area/Río de la Plata) the icing o (in American English also/en inglés norteamericano también) frosting on the cake un extra to be a piece of cake [colloquial/familiar] ser* pan comido [colloquial/familiar] to take the cake [colloquial/familiar] ser* el colmo [colloquial/familiar] [person] llevarse la palma [colloquial/familiar] to go o sell like hot cakes venderse como pan caliente or como rosquillas to have one's cake and eat it you can't have your cake and eat it (too) no puedes tenerlo todo, tienes que elegir (before noun/delante del nombre) cake decorator (American English/inglés norteamericano) manga (feminine) de pasteleríaMore example sentences
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- 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/no numerable (whole, total) (especially British English/especialmente inglés británico) [colloquial/familiar], pastel (masculine) they demand a larger slice o piece o share of the cake exigen una tajada mayor del pastelMore example 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.
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