1.For the Ancient Greeks, putting candles on a cake was a special way to pay tribute to the Greek moon goddess, Artemis.
Another belief is that the tradition of using candles originated in Germany where the wealthy used to bake cakes with holes to fix the candles.
For religious reasons, Germans would place a large candle in the center of a cake to symbolize “the light of life.
2.Some People believed that the smoke from the candles carried their wishes and prayers to gods .Others probably believed the smoke helped to ward off evil spirits.
3.How many candles should be on a birthday cake?
You can select the number depending on the person’s age. But as a person ages, the number of candles required also increases thus filling up the whole cake.
Thus, adults normally use only one candle for their birthday cake
To avoid this inconvenience, birthday candles in the shape of numbers are now available,
4.What are birthday candles made out of?
Modern birthday candles are short, small taper candles made of non-toxic paraffin wax that is safe to drip into the frosting.
5.Are birthday cake candles edible?
No it does not. Edible birthday candles are sold
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