Words for CakeType

Pieter van Rosmalen's picture

Hello all,

I’m working on the new website for CakeType. For short type impressions I would like to use words which consists of 9, 10, 11, 12 or 13 characters. Can you help me with provinding words in your native language? I like words which have something to do with baking cakes. Can you also write what the words mean in English?
Thanks in advance!

Pieter

dezcom's picture

Upsidedown cake = where the cake is flipped over before frosting.
Angelfood = cake that is light and made of egg whites
Devilsfood = dark chocolate cake
Strawberry = flavored with the fruit
Poundcake = dense but not overly sweet

ChrisL

nina's picture

Ohh, German is good at long words.

Here are some baking-related German words:

10 Letters

Baumkuchena kind of supposedly German cake that, paradoxically, is especially well known outside of Germany; only time I ever had it was in Tokyo. Horribly sweet! The reason it's called "Tree Cake" is because it's round, and has this layered structure inside.

Backpulver – baking powder

Pürierstab – euh... little handheld mixer that has the rotating blades to blend/mince stuff. This.

Springform – round, unhingable baking dish for cakes (see here)

11 Letters

Schneebesen – whisk (if that is what this is called) – the German word is actually compiled of "snow" and "broom" (but I swear it's the correct word!)

12 Letters

Marmorkuchen – literally "marble cake", a type of cake that consists of 2 different doughs that are kind of flowing into one another, looks like this

Schwingbesen – Specifically Swiss expression for Schneebesen (see above)

Teigschüssel – Dough Bowl, the bowl you'd prepare the dough for a cake in

13 Letters

Handrührgerät – Again, sort of like a mixer, but the thing you hold in your hand to mix stuff with … argh, my English vocabulary is horrible tonight. Anyway, the thing looks like this.

I have one with 14 if you want it, too:

Streuselkuchen – I'm not even going to attempt to describe this German cake. "Streusel" are the crumbs on top, which are essentially made of butter and sugar. Mmm.

Kottis's picture

A couple of norwegian ones:

Grønn genser:
Cake covered with green marzipan, literally translates to «green sweater».

Blåbærpai:
This is just the norwegian word for blueberry pie, but it takes care of both «å» and «æ»...

Kvæfjordkake:
Kvæfjord is the name of the place this cake originated from, i guess. Also called «Verdens beste» («World's best»).

Suksessterte:
«Success Tart». I have no idea why it's called that, but it's funny.

nina's picture

You know, that's really funny. The «green sweater» cake is called «Schwedentorte» in Switzerland – Sweden Tart :-D.
I wonder if it even exists in Sweden.

Pieter van Rosmalen's picture

Hello all,

Thank you very much!

Pieter

Jongseong's picture

Since Korean is probably out, I'd like to contribute some Swahili, but the only even vaguely cake-related Swahili term I know is maandazi, a sort of fried bread. Eight letters only, though, and not really what one would think of as "cake" (more like a doughnut, really)...

Searching in the dictionary turns up some words, but most have even fewer letters. Another eight-letter entry is kinyunya (plural vinyunya), meaning confection, candy, or cake. Well, I tried. I don't even remember seeing much cake in Kenya. It's not really part of the traditional cuisine.

nina's picture

In case you need something with really a lot of a's, the Icelandic term for the "Marmorkuchen" I described above is Marmarakaka. :-)

Pieter van Rosmalen's picture

Every cake or ‘baking cake’ related word between 8 and 16 characters is welcome.
Thanks!

Pieter

fredo's picture

Kottis, Altaira,

the green sweater/Schwedentorte exists in Sweden under the name Prinsesstårta – Princess cake.

Grot Esqué's picture

kakkukestit – cake party (pl.);
leivinjauhe – baking soda;
kermavaahto – whipped cream;
suklaakakku – chocolate cake;
valkosuklaakakku – white chocolate cake;
mansikkakakku – strawberry cake;
kananmuna – egg

Names of different cakes
Napoleon, Aleksanteri, Ellen Svinhufvud.

dezcom's picture

suklaakakku sounds good to me!

ChrisL

Pieter van Rosmalen's picture

Thanks!
I like the names of cakes in German and Scandinavian languages.
Some eastern european languages?

Pieter

Pieter van Rosmalen's picture

Greek or Russian?

Pieter

Si_Daniels's picture

I've been ex-pat for 11 years, but these were popular in the UK when I lived there...

cakehole
piehole
lardarse
fatbloke
fourbellies
lardbucket
fivechins

Cheers, Si

nina's picture

Here's a nice Danish one:
æblekage – apple cake

In Switzerland, we have the concept of "Wähe", which is sort of a quiche that comes in sweet or savoury variations. Might be interesting word-wise:

Zwetschgenwähe (this is 'High German') – made with plums
Zwätschgewaie (the same thing in Swiss German – spelling differs, as Swiss German isn't really a written language)

similarly,
Apfelwähe (w/ apples)
Aprikosenwähe (w/ apricots)
Gemüsewähe (w/ mixed vegetables)

or the same words in Swiss German:
Öpfelwaie
Aprikosewaie
Gmüeswaie

Yes, we like umlauts! And I must stop thinking about cake now and get some dinner. :o)

nina's picture

OK, one more, since you asked for Greek or Russian …

λουκουμάδες are the best Greek pastries in the world (or at least my favourites).

Dang, I get passionate about food.

SuperUltraFabulous's picture

I just had lunch, but this thread is getting me hungry.

Mikey :-)

dezcom's picture

γαλακτομπούρεκο
Galatombouriko = baked Greek custard topped with phyllo pastry—heaven help your waistline :-)

ChrisL

Berg's picture

Don't forget
la charlotte
le clafoutis
le croissant
la frangipane, an almond cake mixture
le mille-feuille
les profiteroles
le saint-honoré
la tartelette
les meringues

I looked them up in the dictionary and most of those words are used in english too.

mili's picture

More Finnish:

Tiikerikakku - Tiger cake, a striped chocolate-vanilla cake
Hedelmäkakku - fruit cake
Syntymäpäiväkakku/Synttärikakku - bithday cake, the latter is spoken Finnish
Täytekakku - (filled) cream cake
Omenapiirakka - apple pie
Sitruunatorttu - Lemon pie
Strösseli - hundreds and thousands

Pieter van Rosmalen's picture

Thanks all, for all the delicious cakes! I’m almost there, I only need some Eastern European languages and Russian…

Pieter

nina's picture

Some Russian words –

Пирожное
шоколада – chocolate

I don't know any Eastern European languages, so I'll shut up for now. (-:

spiral's picture

Swedish:
Pepparkakor- gingerbread cookies
Princesstårta- A kind of cake with marzipan on top
Knäckebröd- crispbread

oprion's picture

It isn't "шоколада" it's "шоколад" (masculine) :)

Some more Russian ones:
Шарлотка (Apple pie)
Корзинки (hollow cupcakes with cream)

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nina's picture

Oi! Thanks for pointing that out, Ivan. My Russian is … let's say rusty. :-)

dezcom's picture

But I'll bet your tastebuds are still fluent :-)

ChrisL

nina's picture

Oh, that, sure, and in all kinds of cultures too ;-)

oprion's picture

Gives the word "polyglot" a whole new twist doesn't it?
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dezcom's picture

LOL!!! :-)

ChrisL

nina's picture

Yes, I'm a polyglutton too (-:

Pieter van Rosmalen's picture

Thanks again all!

Pieter

Pieter van Rosmalen's picture

I think people from Eastern European countries never bake cakes…
;)

Pieter

dezcom's picture

They may be too busy brewing beer :-)

ChrisL

Pieter van Rosmalen's picture

People from the village Pils on Typophile? ;)

Pieter

dezcom's picture

We are visiting our Slovak friends tomorrow. I am sure they will serve Pilsner and later pastries :-P

ChrisL

pinedwood's picture

Hello, here you have some words in spanish

embetunar = to put the frosting on the cake
pastelillo = small cake
pastelería = cake shop
pastelote = big cake
pastelero = man who bakes or sells cakes
pastelera = woman who bakes or sells cakes
embadurnar = to smear something with something (like icing)

Lilian :D

Pieter van Rosmalen's picture

Thanks for the Spanish cakes. Sounds delicious!

Pieter

Pieter van Rosmalen's picture

Polish someone? Or Slovak?

Pieter

mili's picture

A Polish girl I know (thanks Megg!) sent me these:

apple pie - szarlotka,
cheesecake - sernik,
birthday cake - tort,
gingerbread - piernik,
fruitcake - keks,
chocolate cake - ciasto czekol

Pieter van Rosmalen's picture

Thanks Mili!

Pieter

Pieter van Rosmalen's picture

Thanks all, you were all very helpfull!

Pieter

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