Twelve great quotes on cake…and a fake!

Twelve great quotes on cake…and a fake!

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“All the world is birthday cake, so take a piece, but not too much”.

George Harrison, Musician

Wise words from The Beatle the cool kids love to love.


“For me, the cinema is not a slice of life, but a piece of cake.”Alfred Hitchcock

Alfred Hitchcock, Film Director

An early forerunner to ‘life is like a box of chocolate’ from Big Hitch here.


“Cake is a made up drug”.Brass Eye

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.


“Would ye both eat your cake and have your cake?”.John Heywood

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.’


“My policy on cake is pro having it and pro eating it”Boris Johnson

Boris Johnson, Chancer

Noooo, you amaze us, Boris.


“A bad review is like baking a cake with all the best ingredients and having someone sit on it.”Danielle Steel

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.


“I love you like a fat kid loves cake.”Fifty Cent

50 Cent, Rapper

Not fair Fiddy, fat kids do not have the monopoly on loving cake.


“Whatever the question, cake is the answer”Marilyn Monroe

Marilyn Monroe, Actress

Sassy, very sassy!


“A party without cake is just a meeting”Julia Child

Julia Child

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

Steve Wright, DJ

If ever in doubt about whether to have a cake, remember Steve’s words. You’ve earned it.


“The most dangerous food is wedding cake.”James Thurber

James Thurber, Writer

James, just calm down and eat your cake mate.


“I was a fat child and loved cake, perhaps because it was the only sweet thing in my life.”Andre Rieu

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.”Jerry Seinfeld

Jerry Seinfeld

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.

If you’d like the sound of eating cake and dressing to raise money for good causes, we’d love for you to be involved. Get in touch with our team here for info on how you can help out.

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