Torte is the German word for cake, with similar properties.When tortes are multilayerd and fancifully decorated they are closer to gateaux EXCEPT for the fact they can last quite nicely for several days.The Oxford English Dictionary traces the English word cake back to the 13th century. Medieval European bakers often made fruitcakes and gingerbread. According to the food historians, the precursors of modern cakes (round ones with icing) were first baked in Europe sometime in the mid-17th century. The first icing were usually a boiled composition of the finest available sugar, egg whites and [sometimes] flavorings. The cake was then returned to the oven for a while.This is due to primarily to advances in technology (more reliable ovens, manufacture/availability of food molds) and ingredient availability (refined sugar). When removed the icing cooled quickly to form a hard, glossy [ice-like] covering.Cake recipes, Fannie Farmer's Boston Cooking School Cook Book  What is the difference between cake, gateau and torte? It generally denotes items made with delicate ingredients which are best consumed soon after the confection is made (gateaux des roi).
Specifically the instruments belonged to Maiminskaya cattle breeders, part of the vast warrior empire of the Huns, a nomadic community originating in Central Asia.Such harps are among the world's most ancient musical instruments.Jew's harps are widely distributed in Oceania and Asia - particularly in tribal cultures.They travelled to Europe and threatened what was left of the Roman Empire. Searching for food and water, they conquered as they went. The wandering Huns grew millet as it it grows in a few short weeks.'Romans had a big problem with the Hun, they weren't engaging with agriculture, they were constantly moving around', said Dr Susanne Hakenbeck from Cambridge's Department of Archaeology.'Because agriculture was considered the foundation of Roman civilisation, coming across these people that weren't doing that was really awful from a Roman perspective'.It could have been spread by the Huns who travelled to Europe and threatened what was left of the Roman Empire. Searching for food and water, they conquered as they went.Cakes can be large or small, plain of fancy, light or rich.