Story: Birthdays and wedding anniversaries

Birthday cakes

For many people, the birthday cake is the highlight of a birthday party. Some adults go to great lengths to create a colourful, imaginative cake for a child's birthday celebration. Examples here include a front-end loader, a princess, a castle, a picnic, a nursery rhyme ('Hickory dickory dock'), a tiger and a garland of violets.

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Nancy Swarbrick, 'Birthdays and wedding anniversaries - Birthday rituals', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 12 April 2024)

Story by Nancy Swarbrick, published 5 Sep 2013