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  1. Bruce

    I’m demanding my wife make Danish ManCake for my birthday this year. I haven’t had one in years, since grandma passed on. I rember decorating it up all crazy with almond icing and smartees.

  2. Mary

    I recently heard/learned that it was tradition for the birthday boy or girl to cut the Kagemand’s throat while the other kids screamed. If so, that’s a very Nordic-esque addition to a happy occasion, only in my humble opinion..

    • Kim Nielsen

      Hi. The Danish name of this cake is “Kagemand” which directly translates means “Cake man”. If the cake is served to a girls/woman birthday party then it is normally called a “cake woman”

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