If you find yourself eating cake in dream visions please understand that this symbolism is deeper than you think.
A lot of people believe that if they see themselves eating cake in dream imagery, they can easily overlook or ignore such symbolism.
After all, what’s more common and mundane than eating cake in whatever form it takes?
This is too bad.
Because if you were to get deeper into the real meaning of your cake dreams, you might walk away with important information that can lead you to live your best life now.
The general meaning of eating cake in dream imagery
Generally speaking, when you see yourself eating cake in your dream, this indicates that your subconscious is picking up on signs that things are heading your way.
A lot of people automatically label this as “good luck”.
But in reality, you lay the foundations for the fortune that you are currently enjoying or about to enjoy.
What makes all of this meaningful and important is the fact that you have allowed yourself to accept the blessing.
This is key.
A lot of people never get around to doing that, they never accept the blessings that entered their lives.
Instead, they’re focused on the next big thing, they’re focused on the next step.
They never bother to stop and smell the proverbial roses.
Imagine putting all this time, effort, and energy into living the kind of life that you want for yourself, by the time you’re actually experiencing it you never really fully enjoy it.
Sure, your bank account has swollen.
Of course, you live in a bigger house.
People look up to you, and it seems to the world, that you have your act together, but deep down inside you’re hollow, empty, and worse yet, hungering for more.
When you dream of eating cake, your subconscious is trying to wake you up to the fact that things are great.
They may not live up to your expectations, but they are great and you should be grateful for what you have.
Because if you’re not lucky, whatever you have will be taken away from you.
That’s the nature of things because the universe operates on reciprocity.
And if you do not respond by being a blessing yourself, don’t be all that shocked when the blessings are gone.
But when this happens to most people, they don’t really notice because they never claimed the blessing in the first place.
That’s the ironic part.
Imagine sitting down one day, drawing up a plan, breaking down your plan into specific goals, breaking down each goal into do lists coming up with ways to measure your to-do lists, and committing to the success of your overall plan.
Imagine going through all of that and doing whatever is necessary day after day, week after week, month after month and after all that time, effort, and emotional focus and energy you feel spent, empty, and hollow.
Welcome to the real world.
This is how a lot of people deal with life and that’s why there’s less happiness in the world than there should be.
Be one of those people that looks at the cake of good fortune that you already have in your life and whatever form it takes and appreciates it.
By simply practicing gratitude every single morning, you go a long way in increasing the overall quality of your life, this then affects the quality of your relationships and most importantly, it gives you a sense of purpose.
But if you’re just constantly looking and striving for the next big thing, you will never run out of reasons to be miserable, or at least less than happy.
When you’re eating cake in your dream your subconscious is telling you in many cases, this is the best that could get.
So enjoy it while you can because around the corner, you might get sick, around the corner you might lose your job or your business might go wandering, and around the corner, you might even be the victim of a crime.
Do you see how this works?
So give yourself permission to claim victory because you may be thinking, “Well, there is nothing to be victorious about”.
When you hear yourself say that in whatever form it takes and in whatever wording you come up with, that’s precisely the time you need to be grateful.
What does it mean to see a lot of cakes in your dream?
If you find yourself in a room surrounded by cakes with different toppings and various decorations, this indicates that you have reconnected with your sense of excitement.
A lot of people might think that this is not that big of a deal because they are excited but are they really?
One way to test that is to compare the excitement you feel now about certain people, projects, prospects, and whatever else that you have going on in your life with the excitement and anticipation you felt when you were 8 years old, 10 years old, or even 12 years old.
If you’re a normal person, there is no comparison.
Because there is something about seeing the world from a child’s point of view that packs it with so much anticipation and excitement.
When you see yourself surrounded by cakes, and possibly feeling very hungry or eager to cut a slice, you are reconnecting with that childlike nature.
Keep doing that.
Keep focusing on the excitement.
Choose to see your world with a new set of eyes.
Now a lot of people might think that you’re acting a fool but that’s on them.
They’ve chosen to grow old before their time, they are already paying the price they don’t have to drag you down.
You don’t have to live your life based on the expectations and limits placed on you by other people.
Live your life for yourself and be a blessing to others.
That’s the best gift you can give to others.
And if you are worried about some negative and toxic people saying bad stuff about you, the best way to deal with them is to be a blessing to them.
Because just as toxicity is infectious, so are optimism, hope, charity, and yes, love.
What does it mean to dream of wedding cakes?
If the focus of your dream is a wedding cake that is stacked high right in front of you and you just see yourself looking at it, this indicates that you have a wonderful opportunity coming your way.
The price for that opportunity is commitment.
Pay close attention to what you’re doing in your dream.
Usually, when people see a wedding cake in their dream, they’re either amazed or they’re just looking straight ahead possibly taking in all the details of the wonderful culinary creation in front of them.
But you have to look at the context, are you excited about your dream?
If so, you’re willing to commit if not, you understand that opportunities are paid for by commitment.
This goes beyond simply saying yes or signing on the dotted line, this also indicates the proper sacrifice of your time, effort, and most importantly, emotional energy.
As you probably already know, you never really fully succeed in anything unless you make it part of your identity.
For example, if you’re starting a pizzeria, you can start it as a side hustle and treat it as such and people ask you about the things that you’re doing, you barely mentioned it in fact, in most cases, you leave it out entirely.
If that is your attitude, and level of commitment to that project, there’s a very good chance, that it probably won’t be as successful as you had hoped.
On the other hand, if all you can talk about is the pizzeria that you’ve started and all that the news that you share with friends and family involves the equipment, ingredients, and all the other stuff that goes into your pizzeria, it has become a part of your personality, it has become a part of your personal brand.
And chances are even if the passion is dried up or evaporated a long time ago, you had so emotionally invested in what you’re doing that you fear the loss of reputation to the point that you put in the kind of work and focus that you need to make it take off.
Do you see how this works?
So even though the proactive side has gone away, the reactive side of you has kicked in and helped ensure the success of your venture.
Be ready to commit.
But before you do that, do due diligence, compare this opportunity with other opportunities but be ready to say yes.
A lot of people who fail to achieve great victories in their life really only have themselves to blame because they are either afraid of commitment, or they committed in a half-hearted way.
A long time ago there was an expedition team sent to the Western Hemisphere.
This was uncharted territory and they saw that there was a kingdom that they could conquer.
The commander knew that his men’s desire for the gold of that kingdom will quickly go up in smoke once they meet resistance.
So what he did was he had all but one of the boats carrying the invasion force burned down and he did this publicly in front of everybody.
All the ships went up in flames well, at least what they thought were all the ships but he actually saved one and ordered it hidden.
What do you think happened next?
When you have either intentionally forgotten or disposed of your avenues of escape, you only have only two ways out of this situation: victory or death.
A lot of people fail to achieve the great things that they are otherwise capable of achieving and fully living up to their personal potential because they do not reduce all their choices to two options: victory or death.
When you see a wedding cake, it’s not just a symbol of good times and great opportunities, it is a symbol for you to make that call.
And when you make that call and you achieve success, you get addicted to that because now you know the formula, now you know how it works and you will be able to devote the right amount of dedication and commitment to whatever you choose to pursue.
That’s how you live a life of victory.
I’m just not just talking about stuff that puts money in your pocket, I’m not just talking about stuff that improves your reputation.
I’m also talking about relationships.
Do you know how hard it is to wait for somebody to mature in a relationship?
You love the person but they have habits that grind them down and hold them back from living up to their fullest potential, it would be so easy to just let that person go.
That takes commitment.
This is especially true if you’re dealing with a child or an aging parent.
Learn the power of commitment.
It is the key to the life that you truly desire for yourself.
What does it mean to eat chocolate cake in a dream?
If you’re eating a chocolate cake, this indicates that you are appreciating the best things in life.
You are now realizing that you have to practice self-care.
For you to love other people, you have to have something to give, you automatically may believe that you have a lot of love to give.
But the problem is that amount is limited by the amount of love you have for yourself.
If you don’t take proper care of yourself and you run yourself ragged trying to be everybody’s caregiver on an emotional level, you will hit a wall.
It’s only a matter of time.
You have to take care of yourself first, you have to respect and love yourself enough to give yourself a firm foundation.
Even if you define yourself based on how much love, care, and concern you give the rest of the world, you still have to have something to give.
You can only give what you have.
When you dream of eating chocolate cake, you understand how this works and now you’re practicing self-care, keep at it.
Now the problem with this approach is you can easily overdo it just like chocolate cakes.
They taste so yummy that one bite leads to two and then one slice leads to another slice and before you know it you’ve eaten the whole cake.
That’s when you cross the line between self-indulgence and selfishness.
To learn how to draw the line.
If you want to be a blessing to others, cultivate yourself enough to be a blessing but don’t get so caught up in your self-care project that it becomes self-indulgent.
What does it mean to bake a chocolate cake in your dream?
If you see yourself in the act of creating or baking a chocolate cake, this indicates that you will attract new friends, you will attract people who will be your allies, and you will attract people who understand what you’re trying to accomplish.
Because they can see the passion in what you’re doing, they can see that there’s a purpose in every step that you take.
This draws people because, at the basic level, a lot of people are lost, and a lot of people don’t have a purpose, or meaning.
They just wake up, eat breakfast, go to a concrete box, park their butts on a chair for eight hours, punch the clock out, go home, watch TV, get on the internet, scroll around on social media, go to sleep, and repeat that process day after day, week after week, month after month.
But when you see somebody who is motivated by a genuine sense of curiosity and adventure, there is a sense of newness that resonates with them.
This is how visionary CEOs like Elon Musk and others attract quality people.
Because at the end of the day it’s not the money because if it’s just the money then there are a lot of other options out there.
Instead, it’s the sense that you are working towards something substantial and significant.
The millennial generation is quite an interesting one.
Because in previous generations, the main driver was a good life that money is supposed to bring.
So the focus is on keeping score, your net worth, how much your investments are worth, and what kind of car you drive.
Starting with the millennial generation and proceeding to the Gen Z generation, those who were born after 1980 measure wealth in a different way.
Am I living an impactful life?
Is what I’m doing on a day-to-day basis making the world a better place or leaving a legacy?
Regardless of what generation you were born in, it’s always important to focus on the impact you’re having.
Because at the end of the day, your money won’t be buried with you but you best believe that if you focus on leaving a better world you will have an impact and leave a destiny.
What does a fruitcake dream mean?
Fruitcakes are very interesting types of cakes.
On the one hand, fruitcakes are the kind of gifts you don’t really want on Christmas.
Since they last a long time, it’s not unusual for people to repackage the fruitcake they got last year to give to friends the next year.
It really would be a tragedy for you to repackage a fruitcake that a friend gave to you, only for you to give that to that same friend, because you forgot.
It does happen.
When you dream of fruitcakes, your subconscious is trying to communicate to you that you are beginning to pay attention to sustainability when it comes to your relationships.
Passion is important.
Excitement has its place.
But at the end of the day, you want a lifelong committed relationship.
I’m not just talking about romantic partners here.
I’m also talking about friendships.
When you dream of fruitcake by receiving it, giving it, or making it your subconscious is trying to get at the fact that you are now maturing in terms of how you look at your relationships.
You’re thinking to yourself, “Is this friend worth having around?”, “What kind of person is this friend helping me to become?”.
It’s not really a question of what you can get from your friends, that’s a very low-level analysis and possibly leads to the very troubling question of “Am I really being a friend?” or “What am I really looking for in friends?”.
But assuming that you do have real friends, the question is, are they worth keeping?
What kind of person are they enabling you to become?
Because a lot of friends keep saying yes to you even though you are engaging in self-indulgent and possibly even self-destructive behavior.
The more they say yes, the more you feel that it’s perfectly okay to continue and you end up ruined at the end.
A real friend truly cares about you to the point that he or she is willing to sacrifice the friendship just to see you in a better place.
That’s a real friend.
And if it means saying the truth and the truth will probably outrage hurt and disappoint you, then so be it.
Those are the friends that you should be looking for because those are the kinds of friends that are worth keeping.
What does it mean to see your father bake a cake in your dream?
When your dream imagery is focused primarily on your father or the male central figure in your life baking a cake, this indicates influence.
If you’re a man, please understand that your natural instinct is to compete against your father.
Your natural drive is to be a better man than your father and there’s absolutely nothing wrong with this.
A lot of people feel guilty.
A lot of people feel that they’re crossing the line when they feel this way so they are embarrassed and ashamed about it, they definitely don’t talk about it and the moment they get that feeling, they will feel embarrassed to themselves.
There’s nothing to be embarrassed about because this is the drive of the human species, one generation has to improve on the other generation.
So if you are looking to do less than your father or to achieve less because of some sort of feeling of obligation or don’t want to disrespect the memory of your father, you’re just giving yourself an excuse not to do what you’re supposed to do.
Now, his can have something to do with money or material things.
But at the end of the day, it’s all about the courage to build on the heights that your previous generations have managed thus far.
If you think back to the time when your dad used to carry you on his shoulders, and you could see the world because he carries you up so high, that’s what you should do for your children, and for that to happen, you need to get to that level.
While this can take the form of money, finances, or net worth, the more important lesson is that you’ve tried, you’ve laid the foundation, and you’ve increased what you were handed.
While it may not materialize in the form of higher net worth, it can materialize in the form of a job well done, giving your 100% or learning how to commit, or learning how to be a faithful spouse and a good father and provider.
Do you see how this works?
Stop giving yourself excuses.
Focus on what being a dad means.
It means being a provider and a protector.
Build on what he has built.
And if you say to yourself, “Well, my dad abandoned me. He never had a relationship with my mom”.
Then you have a low bar to work with.
Build on that.
Don’t use it as an excuse and definitely don’t use it to be bitter.
What does it mean to dream about eating a cake that you don’t enjoy?
There’s a part of you that suffers from shiny object syndrome.
It works this way, you’re working on a project that you’ve committed to, you put in the time, resources, and effort, you’re starting to see some progress, and things seem to be going your way, and then all of a sudden, another opportunity appears.
It seems so much easier and it also seems so much more lucrative.
In other words, it seems to offer a higher return on effort as well as a return on investment.
Seeing this, and understanding that you really can’t work on two things at once you drop what you were doing before and then you start to work on that another one and you are able to reach a certain level, and then it repeats itself again, there is yet another shiny object in front of you.
What do you think you will have at the end of your life when you take one last look at the kind of life you lived?
That’s right, when you look over your shoulder you will see this long trail of the carcasses of half-hearted projects.
I wish I was only talking about businesses here or other similar ventures but this also applies to your family, your relationships, your love life, your church, to your commitment.
Seeing that long trail of unfinished business is enough to depress anybody because that is the legacy that you are to the world.
If you are ever on the receiving end of an unfinished commitment, like for example, your mother abandoned you and your father because you found somebody else to fall in love with, you are the unfinished business.
How would it feel?
When you’re dreaming of a cake that makes you want to throw up a little, your subconscious is trying to communicate that you’re beginning to become aware of your shiny object syndrome problem.
The solution to this is something that a lot of people would rather avoid but it’s also quite obvious: you need to commit.
It doesn’t matter if it feels good.
It doesn’t matter if things are working out your way, you will find a way to make it day after day, week after week, as Woody Allen once said, “95% of success is just showing up”.
I’m not exactly sure about the exact percentage that he said, but he’s absolutely correct.
Do the work.
There’s nothing that says that you have to be happy doing the work, but do the work.
As you do it, you will achieve a sense of momentum, you will enter a state where it’s easier to keep going than to stop.
And before you know it, you become a master because you learn how to anticipate things, you learn how to give the proper mix of effort and expectation and pretty soon the results come out the way you want them to come out.
But for all of that to happen, you have to do it.
I know that there are many cakes in this world that we don’t enjoy, this is especially true when it comes to romantic relationships.
At first, it looks really good, even yummy, and then either it turns into a routine or you discover something bitter.
But you have to work at it because otherwise, you look over your shoulder and what you see is a long trail of unfinished business.
What does it mean to see someone bake or sell a cake in the dream?
Beware of automatically looking to get out of whatever situation you’re in.
You may be thinking that “This is the best I can do so I’m just gonna bail out by selling at a loss or possibly even selling at such a low price point that it seems like I’m giving it away”.
You might need to reconnect with the general meaning of cakes.
Understand that there is a blessing currently in your life.
Just because you don’t see it and you focus primarily on problems doesn’t mean those blessings don’t exist.
And if you refuse to acknowledge them, then it’s very easy for you to throw them away or disregard them or sell them off.
In many cases, it is only after you have gone in the wrong direction for so long that it finally dawns on you that you had it so good in the past.
Many new parents find it difficult to adjust especially if you have a child that has colic or has some sort of condition that keeps them awake all night crying or soiling the bed.
But you’re stronger than you imagine.
You eventually will realize that you’re not going to be changing diapers forever.
Pretty soon you’re having a good time with your kid playing basketball or playing video games with them or them playing practical jokes on me.
To understand the process instead of automatically assuming that whatever difficulties or challenges that you’re going through will extend forever.
Just as good times don’t last, bad times don’t last either.
But the key is to understand a blessing that you already have because you might be thinking “I’m sick and tired of my hands being soil changing diapers”.
But what price do you think couples who can’t have children will pay to be in the exact same position as you?
I say this from a personal place because it took me and my wife 9 years to have a child in the world.
The moment I saw my son’s ultrasound heartbeat, I felt connected once and for all, to the universal heartbeat of the universe.
Something sparked in me that connected me with a sense of purpose.
Making money is great.
Achieving success in a career is awesome.
Doing well in school is definitely praiseworthy.
But nothing beats finally finding a sense of purpose or manifesting itself in the ultrasound image of the heart beating.
I knew my son when he was still the size of a small pea and now he’s such a big boy, 9 years old.
And I never let any single day go away so I don’t take it for granted because I knew him when he was still that beating pea-sized organism.
I’m sharing this with you so you do not take for granted what you have.
It’s very easy to lose ourselves in the point of the process of becoming.
Imagine if a farmer is obsessed only with the fact that he has to fertilize his fields with manure, it’s stinky, it’s smelly, and in some cases, it’s slimy.
You probably won’t have as much food in the world if that’s the attitude of our farmers, but instead, they look at the big fat ear of corn at the end of the process.
They look at how many people they could feed or how many other foods corn goes into.
So the key here is to look at the big picture and understand your purpose and feel empowered and encouraged to go at it day after day with everything that you’ve got month after month because that is the impact you will leave.
Dream interpretation and symbology have fascinated me ever since I read Freud’s classic, “The Interpretation of Dreams.” Ever since, I have explored Christian, Jewish, Hindu, and Buddhist as well as Jungian psychological ideas about the meaning of dreams. Thanks for joining me in my exploration of the amazing intersection between our conscious waking world and the rich expanse of our subconscious-the home of our intuition, instincts, and hidden potential.