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Cakes can be a wedding centerpiece, a friendly welcome to the neighborhood or even adorned with pink icing and 16 candles. Any way you slice it, cakes are a crowd favorite.

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Whether it's a sheet cake from the grocery store or an elaborate chocolate gateau, cakes are the go-to treat when there's a celebration going on. But how did that start — and what's the chemistry behind your favorite creation?

By Alia Hoyt

A study showed that people are heavily influenced by the picture on the cake mix box when it came to guessing serving size and calories.

By Kathryn Whitbourne