Cake with One Candle Charm Sterling Silver Xinar.com
Make your birthday jewelry creation more special with Xinar.com’s Cake With One Candle sterling silver charm. Make someone warm and happy with a reminder of the first birthday (or any birthday for that matter) with our high-quality birthday charms. This three-dimensional (3D) casting measures ½” x 5/8″ and is also a great focal point for holiday jewelry.
As the birthday cake is a universal symbol that goes well with almost any jewelry theme, getting a few of these is a good idea if you want to make your workbench jewelry-making supplies more comprehensive.
Reach for the best charms and never worry about running out of beads, findings, clasps, and closures with Xinar’s extensive jewelry-making catalog – all available online. Since the nineties, we have been selling jewelry-making supplies, and we have over twenty years of experience in bringing the best charms, beads, and findings to the world.
What is the History of the Birthday Cake?
The lights darken, and the gathering grows silent. Suddenly, a cake is brought out, aglow with candlelight, and the celebration begins. As soon as the cake is placed in front of them, the birthday child’s face lights up. “Make a wish!” someone yells at the end of the song. The child closes their eyes for a brief minute before blowing out the candles. Allow them to eat cake!
This scene is most likely familiar to you. Candles are used at birthday celebrations throughout the world, from Sweet Sixteens to Bar/Bat Mitzvahs. Yet, despite their ubiquitous use, the relationship between candles and birthdays remains a mystery and folklore. So we’ve sifted through myths, legends, and folklore to bring you the natural, icing-covered history of the humble birthday candle.
The origins of candles and cakes can be traced back to the ancient Greeks. First, they would make round cakes once a month to commemorate the birth of Artemis, the goddess of the moon. Then, to depict a shining moon, lit candles would be placed on the cake, and the smoke would carry prayers and wishes to deities in the sky.
However, the cakes offered to Artemis would not be the same as the cakes we eat today. Around the 1600s, cakes began to be tiered, covered in frosting, and lavishly ornamented. A cake like that required high-quality ingredients and production at the time, making it a luxury item reserved for the super-rich. Until the Industrial Revolution (about the 1760s), mass production made ingredients and equipment affordable to the average person.
The first reported instance of candles being placed on a birthday cake dates back to 1746 in Germany. Count Ludwig von Zinzendorf held a grand celebration where a large cake was brought out, with candles stuck into it. The candles represented the Count’s age. Birthday cakes with candles appear to have spread throughout Germany and then across Europe from there. It’s unclear how or why, but records begin to appear around the mid-1800s.
• Purity – .925
• Size – 1/2″ x 5/8″
• Weight – 2.9 grams
• Sterling Silver Split rings included