CAKE is one of those concepts for which there are many
The "right" way to sign it depends on who you ask. You are here, that
means you are asking me and so I'll tell you that your safest bet is to spell it.
Further below I'll show a few of the more popular versions I've seen.
Did you notice how the "E" was done? In real life everyday
high-speed fingerspelling the shape of the letter "E" will
vary depending on the preceding letter. The letter "K" only uses two
fingers and the thumb -- this tends to carry over to the "E" which
then uses just
the same two fingers and thumb.
(It is certainly okay to do a "full E." I'm just pointing the abbreviated "E"
out to you so that you won't think it is "wrong" if you see it. Both methods are
CAKE: "palm down version"
When I happen to use an actual sign for the concept of "cake" I use this
version: Turn your base hand palm down. Then use the dominant hand
"claw" shape and CAKE:
CAKE: ("Check" variation)
I call this the "check" variation because this version is the same sign as
one of the more popular signs for "check" as in "Write a check (bank draft)
to pay the light bill."
To do this sign you stick a "C" hand on your palm then slide the
"C" hand forward to the fingertips of the base hand..
CAKE: "slice a wedge version"
This version of CAKE uses an initialized version of the sign for
CAKE: "Palm up version"
I tend to use this sign to mean "muffin," "cupcake," or small pastries:
CAKE: "palm down double
Here is yet another version of cake.