Cakes or buns used in religious and magical rites and marked with the cross originally symbolized the round of the moon and its four quarters. Such cakes later became Eastertime Hot Cross buns and in dreams suggest spiritual celebrations. Baking cakes indicates our need to care for others or to nurture an inner need. When we dream of celebration cakes - such as a wedding or birthday cake - we are being shown that there is cause for celebration in our lives. Traditionally, baking cakes was a particularly feminine activity, and therefore such dreams had more relevance to nurturing. As men develop their more caring side, cakes take on this meaning in their dreams. To interpret the meaning of candles on a cake consult the entries for Candle and Numbers.