taking the cake


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taking the cake

- Once meant literally winning the prize of a cake, awarded in a cakewalk.
See also related terms for prize.
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Just make sure you wait at least 15 minutes after taking the cake out of the oven to remove it from the pan.
After taking the cake back to the shop, Sam and Holly were given PS200 and offered a tray bake, which they refused.
The winner who was nearest was 10-year-old Chloe Bell, who ended up taking the cake home.

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