Translation of cake in Spanish:


pastel, n.

Pronunciation /keɪk/

See Spanish definition of pastel


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    (large) pastel masculine
    (large) tarta feminine Spain
    (large) torta feminine mainly Southern Cone
    (small, individual) pastel masculine
    (small, individual) masa feminine River Plate
    cake decorator manga de pastelería
    • Flake some on a green salad, mix some into a pasta salad, or shape some into salmon cakes.
    • Season, form into six round cakes, and sear on both sides until golden brown, about five minutes.
    • To serve, spoon three small amounts of mushroom cake on to warm plate.
    • Press spoonfuls of the prawn paste into small patties or flat cakes.
    • Kadhi, a savory curry of curds and fried cakes made from pulses, is a popular dish.
    • Once all the mix is filled, shape them like cakes and shallow fry in vegetable oil or clarified butter until crisp and golden on both sides.
    • Don't confuse suet cakes with similarly shaped seed blocks.
    • This should be eaten with Paputtu, made with broken rice rava, sprinkled with grated coconut and steamed into a flat cakes cut into diamond shapes.
    • Fred's paternal side of the family is German and he suddenly had a hankering for these potato cakes his grandmother made him when he was a child.
    • Your genuine latke is a cake of grated potato and a little onion, bound with an egg and fried in oil.
    • These roots were ground, then boiled to make soup or shaped into cakes and stored for later use.
    • Then again there was the place where the woman of the house gave you something for the road, such as a cake of bread or a pot of jam and the boss would give you a few shillings to spend on the way home.
    • She would make treacle cakes, currant cakes and, of course, she'd make white soda cakes, potato cakes and boxty.
    • They do the eggs runny here, which I like, and the potato cake is surprisingly light.
    • I chose lightly spiced spinach and chickpea potato cake served with basmati rice, mint yoghurt and mango chutney.
    • Desserts, sweets, cakes, biscuits, and pastries are considered to be luxuries.
    • Little chefs can bake a cake or delicious muffins in the two-shelf oven or store extra plates and bowls in the cupboard.
    • Now she manages to control her feelings by avoiding sweet foods such as cakes, chocolate and even bananas.
    • In fact, it is a genuine snack spot with scones, teacakes, cakes and biscuits being the staple fare.
    • Home-made jams, biscuits, cakes, sweets and marmelades are ideal presents for those with a sweet tooth.
    • Their wedding cake was a sheet cake decorated to look like a hockey arena.
    • The carrot cake was delicious and then there was a cheesecake - not what I had asked for.
    • To begin with, it was all puddings and cakes and sweets, and I would make fudge, toffee, nougat.
    • Christmas is a few days away and it is time for choirs and concerts when you are not baking cakes and decorating your Christmas tree.
    • Gâteaux Bretons are larger cakes made of rich better, poured into a cake mold, scraped with a fork, then baked until golden brown.
    • And using buckwheat honey gives the sweetness a full bodied taste, something not often found in most sweet cakes.
    • I've experimented with baking cakes with these flours, and the result is remarkably grainy and indigestible.
    • Once the mixture is smooth, spread it over the cake and decorate with thyme flowers.
    • Petite, buttery madeleines are nothing more than moist little cakes baked in a pan with shell-shaped indentations.
    • There was a small cake decorated with whipped cream and chocolate.
    • We shared a slice of cake and it proved to be a light and refreshing way to round off the meal.
    • At first I needed the coffee to get me over the shock of the price of the cake.
    • Headteacher Lisa Tudor said the rule even applied to children bringing in birthday cake from home to share.
    • The candles on the 30th birthday cake were lit and blown out, the cake was cut and shared and the real Gala began.
    • The large Christening cake was cut and divided up.
    • Processed foods such as cakes, cookies, mayonnaise, and corn chips contain hydrogenated oil.
    • Food consisted of bagels, speciality savouries, pastries and cakes.
    • While baking the cakes and galettes I started cooking dinner.
    • Using tea instead of water in the recipe gives the honey cake a nice foundation and added depth of flavor.
    • If you really want to delight your guests, send them home with a cake of their own - a copy of the recipe attached to the top.
    • There were speeches and the cutting of an anniversary cake.
    • Now, go take advantage of being the birthday girl and have a big piece of cake for me.
    • Then they started to hit out, and we seemed to lose the will to win - perhaps it was something the opposition put in the cream cake they'd given us for tea.
    • Now if someone offered me a cream cake I would turn it down and it's no hardship.
    • Lauren paused to start on the biggest piece of chocolate cake we'd ever seen.
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    cake of soap pastilla de jabón
  • 3mainly British informal

    (whole, total)
    pastel masculine
    they demand a larger slice / piece / share of the cake exigen una tajada mayor del pastel
    • The corporate sector could not be securing a bigger part of national income cake too.
    • Now, there are three or four other independents looking for a share of the cake.
    • Fellow Namibians let's be fair to each other and share the national cake equally.
    • It has moved from talking about growing the cake, to now getting on with the job of deciding how it will divide the cake up.
    • At the end of the day, the result is that the same, not very large, cake is being divided up in a slightly different way.
    • It was just a matter of dividing the national income cake into more equal slices by means of redistributive taxation.
    • The share of the cake of our liberation struggle has not been equal.
    • We want a better deal for country and coastal communities in terms of services, their share of the cake and their quality of life.
    • With profits near record highs Britain's workers have started to ask for a bigger share of the cake and in many cases are getting it.
    • He was being questioned by members about schemes, job predictions and Bradford's share of the funding cake.
    • Dividing the cake fairly is never easy: it is a thankless task, and subject to much criticism by pressure groups.
    • For a long time, central and local governments in Taiwan have fought incessantly over taxes, or a bigger share of the cake.
    • India has grand plans to have a substantial share of the cake and expects to earn substantial additional funds by 2007.
    • But they said the area continued to receive a smaller share of the cake than was warranted by the amount of crime committed in it.
    • Business Line charts out the way the cake has been divided.
    • When it comes to dividing up the cake, there will be nothing left when the silly, expensive initiatives of the metropolitan areas have been gorged.
    • This means that some people don't get the share of the cake they need, as their parents may be less financially secure than the Loans Company makes them out to be.
    • He has rightly given a privileged role to renewables, saying they must rise as a share of the energy cake to 10 per cent by 2010.
    • Without the present generation of working people and their families there would be nobody to pay our pensions and we should see they get their fair share of the national cake.
    • As the fight for a share of this cake becomes ever more fierce, the newcomers and smaller players are the ones who could suffer, especially if all they have to talk about is a car repair.
    • That will mean the cake will have to be divided 16 ways (of course the Warriors would benefit from their own gate revenue etc).
    • Councils nationwide collect business rates for the Government, which in turn shares out the cake according to its own peculiar system of interpreting need.
    • I know figures can be produced which will show Carlow has done very well in recent years but compared to other counties I don't think it has enjoyed an equal share of the cake.

transitive verb

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    to be caked with sth
    • Dried blood caked the front of the late king's clothes and the broken hand which still clutched his sword.
    • It didn't look like it had been used in ages, dust and dirt caked the inside, there were even some dead insects in it.
    • Glancing out the main window, she could see only a brown haze - the surface was caked with dust.
    • Sweat beaded across his brow and caked his sides under his fatigue shirt.
    • Grae's boots were caked in mud when they finally reached Lake Arath.
    • His cloak, though black, was badly worn, and his boots were caked in mud.
    • He stood tall and he looked as though he had stopped traveling for his boots were caked with fresh mud.
    • Frozen mud is caked on their boots and trousers, evidence of their late night rides.
    • Wallet's face and clothes were caked with mud but he said he had not given up hope of finding his family.
    • She looked down at her own clothes, which were caked with mud.
    • ‘I'm Becki,’ said a girl whose hair and clothes were caked in mud and whose hands were clenched into pudgy fists.
    • His soft leather boots were caked with mud as he pulled them off, and his new canvas smock and pants were heavy with rain.
    • By this time, I was breathing hard, the sweat caking my body.
    • He was built for speed but at the same time had an elegance that shone even through the dirt caking his lackluster body.
    • Dried blood still caked the back of his hair, making his scalp itch.
    • His display was certainly tidier and more reliable than the mud that was still caking the course yesterday, as the sun dried out the greens, but succeeded only in making the well-trodden walkways reek to high heaven.
    • Penny said: ‘My bike's low to the ground, so I'll be caked in mud when I come out the other end.’
    • But, as I walk through here, the mud that is caked and the flotsam and jetsam.
    • ‘It was caked in mud all over the roof and it looked like it had been rallying or something,’ he said.
    • They were caked in thick grey dust and could only use candlelight and the terrible cries of the injured as their guide.

intransitive verb

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