We know what you are expecting. You think we are going to quote Marie Antoinette’s ‘Let them eat cake’ in our top ten cake quotes, possibly even at no.1.
Well, you’re gravely mistaken. As there is absolutely no evidence of everyone’s favourite 18th Century monarch uttering these words, we’re not going to slander her good name by further propagating this myth.
Instead, we’ve inserted another whopping great lie in our top ten quotes. Can you spot which of these quotes are genuine and which one is a crumby lie?
George Harrison, Musician
Wise words from The Beatle the cool kids love to love.
Alfred Hitchcock, Film Director
An early forerunner to ‘life is like a box of chocolate’ from Big Hitch here.
Brass Eye, Comedy Classic
Back in 1997, the cult comedy, satirical news classic Brass Eye convinced a raft of fairly deplorable celebrities and MPs to allow themselves to be filmed discussing the ravaging effects of Cake, a made up drug. Don’t be fooled though. Cake may not be a drug, but addiction to it is very real.
John Heywood, Playwright
Massive props to big Johnny H for the first recorded, olde-worlde style reference to the saying ‘you can’t have your cake and eat it too.’
Boris Johnson, Chancer
Noooo, you amaze us, Boris.
Danielle Steel, Author
With titles such as ‘Betrayal’ ‘Dating Game’ and ‘Toxic Bachelors’, we imagine there are a fair few squashed cakes round at Steele’s gaff.
50 Cent, Rapper
Not fair Fiddy, fat kids do not have the monopoly on loving cake.
Marilyn Monroe, Actress
Sassy, very sassy!
Hear, hear – let’s all have an office party, we’ll send you an Outlook request.
“I love eating chocolate cake and ice cream after a show. I almost justify it in my mind as, ‘You were a good boy onstage and you did your show, so now you can have some cake and ice cream’.”
Steve Wright, DJ
If ever in doubt about whether to have a cake, remember Steve’s words. You’ve earned it.
James Thurber, Writer
James, just calm down and eat your cake mate.
Andre Rieu, Violinist
Yet now Andre is a world renowned violinist. Proving there’s hope for us all.
“You know you’re getting old when you get that one candle on the cake. It’s like, ‘See if you can blow this out.”
So what if I’m 38, buy a bigger cake?
We hope you’ve enjoyed our top ten cake quotes. If you think you can spot which one is fake, please let us know by tweeting your answers @Caketober.
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