Cakes are usually sweet and often baked.
Cake is often the dessert of choice for meals at ceremonial occasions,
particularly weddings, anniversaries and birthdays.
Cakes are broadly divided into several categories, based primarily on
ingredients and cooking techniques like Yeast cakes, Cheese cakes,
Sponge cakes, and Butter cakes.
Beyond these classifications, cakes can
be classified based on their appropriate accompaniment (such as coffee
cake), contents (e.g. fruitcake or eggless cake), or occasion (wedding
cake, birthday cake). A finished cake is often enhanced by covering it
with icing, or frosting, and toppings such as sprinkles.