Definition of gâteau
gateauxplay \(ˌ)gä-ˈtō(z)\ also
1 : food baked or served in the form of a cake eggplant gâteau
2 : a rich or fancy cake
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Look for a mix of classic (chocolate gateau), nostalgic (upside-down cake) and whimsical (soft-serve Madagascar vanilla with fun toppings).
For a gateau that guests won't forget, go for the classic Birthday Cake from Christina Tosi's famed Milk Bar.
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Origin and Etymology of gâteau
French, from Old French gastel, probably of Germanic origin; akin to Old English wist sustenance, food
First Known Use: 1764See Words from the same year
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