March 24, 2017
This should be a piece of cake.
As my birthday nears, I thought I would look at a phrase that pertained to cakes. (I had decided on using this saying a few months back when I looked at “Have Your Cake and Eat It, Too.”)
Now, as I discovered, the phrase is connected to a few others (like “take the cake/bun/biscuit” or “easy as pie”), but is more closely connected to “cakewalk.” The two of these sayings have the same meaning, but the origin of “cakewalk” kind of had an unexpected history.