Today we look at a fascinating piece of food history and talk about the history of cake. Alysa Levene looks at cakes both ancient and modern, from the fruit cake to the pound cake, from the birthday cake to the angel food cake. All the way up to competitive baking shows on television and our modern obsession with macaroons and cupcakes. Alysa Levene is the author of Cake: A Slice of History and joins us today on the roundtable. 

*Do do do do do do, do do* They say it's your birthday. *Do do do do do do, do do* It's birthdays today on Vox Pop as we wish our very own Alan Chartock a happy 71st (and many mooooore!). WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.