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Pastry vs. Cake

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Main Difference

The main difference between Pastry and Cake is that the Pastry is a name given to various kinds of baked products and Cake is a bread-like baked dessert.

Wikipedia
  • Pastry (noun)

    A baked food group which contains items made from flour and fat pastes such as pie crust; also tarts, bear claws, napoleons, puff pastries, etc.

    "That pastry shop sells not just pastries, but all kinds of baked goods."

  • Pastry (noun)

    The type of light flour-based dough used in pastries.

  • Pastry (noun)

    The place where pastry is made.

  • Pastry (noun)

    The act or art of making pastry.

  • Cake (noun)

    A rich, sweet dessert food, typically made of flour, sugar{{,}} and eggs and baked in an oven, and often covered in icing.

  • Cake (noun)

    A small mass of baked dough, especially a thin loaf from unleavened dough.

    "an oatmeal cake"

    "a johnnycake"

  • Cake (noun)

    A thin wafer-shaped mass of fried batter; a griddlecake or pancake.

    "buckwheat cakes"

  • Cake (noun)

    A block of any of various dense materials.

    "a cake of soap"

    "a cake of sand"

  • Cake (noun)

    A trivially easy task or responsibility; from a piece of cake.

  • Cake (noun)

    Money.

  • Cake (noun)

    Used to describe the doctrine of having one's cake and eating it too, particularly regarding the UK’s approach to Brexit negotiations.

  • Cake (verb)

    Coat (something) with a crust of solid material.

    "His shoes are caked with mud."

  • Cake (verb)

    To form into a cake, or mass.

Wiktionary
  • Pastry (noun)

    The place where pastry is made.

  • Pastry (noun)

    Articles of food made of paste, or having a crust made of paste, as pies, tarts, etc.

  • Cake (noun)

    A small mass of dough baked; especially, a thin loaf from unleavened dough; as, an oatmeal cake; johnnycake.

  • Cake (noun)

    A sweetened composition of flour and other ingredients, leavened or unleavened, baked in a loaf or mass of any size or shape.

  • Cake (noun)

    A thin wafer-shaped mass of fried batter; a griddlecake or pancake; as buckwheat cakes.

  • Cake (noun)

    A mass of matter concreted, congealed, or molded into a solid mass of any form, esp. into a form rather flat than high; as, a cake of soap; an ague cake.

  • Cake (verb)

    To form into a cake, or mass.

  • Cake (verb)

    To concrete or consolidate into a hard mass, as dough in an oven; to coagulate.

  • Cake (verb)

    To cackle as a goose.

Webster Dictionary
  • Pastry (noun)

    a dough of flour and water and shortening

  • Pastry (noun)

    any of various baked foods made of dough or batter

  • Cake (noun)

    a block of solid substance (such as soap or wax);

    "a bar of chocolate"

  • Cake (noun)

    small flat mass of chopped food

  • Cake (noun)

    made from or based on a mixture of flour and sugar and eggs

  • Cake (verb)

    form a coat over;

    "Dirt had coated her face"

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