EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR CAKEWALK
In Paris the cakewalk is a thing of misunderstood, misapplied accents.
The matron, in the wickedness of her heart, turns on an orchestral "cakewalk."
He tipped his derby one-sided and started off on a cakewalk.
I know she can dance, for have I not seen her executing the cakewalk in Dimbie's tea-rose slippers?
Men grasped each other around the waists, performing some kind of crazy dance that looked like an Indian cakewalk.
1863, American English, from cake (n.) + walk (n.), probably in reference to the cake given as a prize for the fanciest steps in a procession in a Southern black custom (explained by Richard H. Thornton, 1912, as, "A walking competition among negroes," in which the prize cake goes to "the couple who put on most style"). Its figurative meaning of "something easy" (1863) is recorded before the literal one (1879). As a verb, from 1909. This may also be the source of the phrase to take the cake (1847).