Cakes versus pies
Many things are often enjoyed in parties of family and friends, like BBQs, hot dogs, and, of course, cakes and pies. Cakes and pies are seen in a wide range of celebrations and get-togethers, such as birthdays or reunions. Cakes and pies both taste good and can be decorated in many ways. You may have seen houses made out of cookies with cherries on top, beautiful cakes with realistic (yet edible!) decorations, or even something like rocket-shaped cake on a launching pad. Decorations aren’t a competition between these two party foods, but there are lots more to compare.
The most basic comparison between these two favorite desserts is that they are seen all over the world in various forms. There are thousands of parties going on each day on this planet, and often more than half of the parties include cake and pie to enjoy. Cakes and pies also come in all different flavors and textures. You can find ice cream cakes, spiced cakes, lemon cakes, or strawberry cakes. Apple pie, banana pie, pumpkin pie, and strawberry-rhubarb pie are loved by many. Scientists are still arguing over who invented the cake and who invented the pie, but whatever the true answer may be, the simple fact remains that both were first created in ancient times. Ancient hieroglyphics have told us that pie was eaten in Egypt during the rule of Ramses II. Cake was first discovered in Greece where they were used as offerings to Artemis, the goddess of the moon.
Cakes are often the first thing to pop into people’s minds when talking about parties. For example, how many birthday parties have you been to that didn’t feature a birthday cake? Most likely not many, if at all. Baking a beautiful cake is very difficult, and probably involves hours in the kitchen with your spatula and other baking tools. Cakes are concerned with both look and taste, so finding the right ingredients and controlling the baking time so all of the parts come together perfectly are crucial. Pies tend to be simpler to bake and serve, and are not as demanding in terms of decorating. People might also like pie just because they want to spend less time in front of the oven. Or maybe they don’t like cake!
Pies and cakes can also be both nutritious and delicious. Pies and cakes contain essential oils, minerals, proteins, and dietary fiber, which are all important for growing teens. Without the proper amounts of proteins and minerals, you could stunt your growth. However, it is important to control your amount of both cakes and pies because many of them do have a lot of sugar in them. Too much sugar may lead to dizziness and stomach aches. It’s also important to watch your calorie intake when eating sugary foods. Serious health problems may occur when consuming too much cake or pie.
In conclusion, cakes and pies are both delicious and cannot be missed when preparing for a party. The age old debate between pie lovers and cake lovers will most likely never result in a conclusion, and there will continue to be many people who are torn between these two dessert staples. But, in the end, many people will probably agree that cakes and pies are both equally delicious and beautiful.
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