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 Post subject: over the hill cake?
PostPosted: Tue Oct 01, 2013 8:20 am 
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you guys! I wondered whether "over the hill" cakes are know or rather are common in the UK? I know them from the US, but in Germany, for example, they are pretty unheard of... also decorating everything in black and such for the birthday?


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 01, 2013 9:34 am 
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I will be honest and say I have never heard of an "over the hill" cake, unless there's another term for it I don't know?

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Another British person here who has no idea what an over the hill cake is. Please do enlighten us :)

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I'm guessing from the context that it's to celebrate a 'milestone' birthday, but I've never heard of it as a thing. Which birthday would it be for?

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 01, 2013 11:53 am 
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Ruby Rose wrote:
I'm guessing from the context that it's to celebrate a 'milestone' birthday, but I've never heard of it as a thing. Which birthday would it be for?


This, and now I'm curious - off to google.

ETA, image upload fail. (found cute one with sheep on google images though)

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I think they used to be for 40th birthdays, but now they'd probably be for 50th or even 60th birthdays. I really can't imagine calling a 40-year-old over the hill these days.

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I'm fifty next week and if anyone gives me an "over the hill" cake I will probably push their face in it.

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I dont know whether it's still done in the US, but when I was living there end of the 90s (damn I feel old!) a colleague of mine turned 50 and her cubicle was decorated with black Ballons and she got a graveyard cake and one colleague even dressed up as the grim reaper.


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jogirl wrote:
I'm fifty next week and if anyone gives me an "over the hill" cake I will probably push their face in it.

This. And then push their face in. With my fist.

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I don't care as long as someone gives me cake.

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 07, 2013 12:42 am 
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rachell37 wrote:
I don't care as long as someone gives me cake.



exactly ... when people talk about four letter words becoming more common
I always say 'ah but CAKE is a four letter word! who can say anything
against CAKE?'

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