What cakes did the British eat?
British people eat a verity of snacks with tea. This can range from home made cakes and scones, to packaged biscuits and chocolate bars. It is also a custom for some people to dunk biscuits into their tea. In addition, it is not uncommon for British people to drink tea along with their normal meals. In some places dinner is refered to as "tea time".
The ancient Roman cakes were different from our present day cakes because they did not use the ingredients that we use. Most of them were flat cakes many times layered. They had honey cakes, cheese cakes, and a cake called "placenta" (not the modern meaning of the word) which was layered with cheese, honey and pastry -- almost like a dessert lasagna.
People eat cakes for a variety of reasons. There are so many different types of cakes out there, too. Some are meant to be eaten as a dessert. Some are used for celebrations (like a wedding cake or birthday cake). Others are used as gifts or at parties, and some are there just to be eaten whenever and for the fun of it!