I was asked to accomplish this task within three days. It will be a piece of cake for me. ... as easy as pies ... ... very easy ... Hi, I presume all of the above mean pretty much the same, but why do the first two versions mean "very easy?' That is, why does "a piece of cake" or "as eay as pies" connote the meaning of "very easy?" Do they imply that cakes or pies are very easy to eat? Thanks.