Nursery Rhymes

Pat a cake Pat a cake Rhyme

The origins of the Pat a cake poem are unknown, but the tradition of decorating cakes with the name or initial of a child is still adhered to today!

The song Pat a cake is always accompanied by a clapping game - much loved by children everywhere.

The actions which accompany Pat a cake probably account for the ritual of passing this particular song from one generation to the next. Earliest traceable publication 1698.


Pat a cake Pat a cake poem

Pat a cake, Pat a cake, baker's man
Bake me a cake as fast as you can;
Pat it and prick it and mark it with a 'B',
And put it in the oven for Baby and me.

Pat a cake Pat a cake poem


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