Every wondered where the tradition of blowing out birthday candles originates from? It dates back centuries to ancient Greek times when baked round honey cakes were topped off with candles. In the 15th century the Germans celebrated children with cakes topped with one candle for every year.
Today we still celebrate with many candles. The birthday boy or girl then blows out the candles and makes a wish. Consider Keeping a pack of birthday candles in your pantry so you don’t get caught out at birthday time.