Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Twelfth Night Cakes

Two pictures, from 1869 and 1794, show celebrating Twelfth Night and the cakes. 



The first engraving, which shows some cooking implements, is from Chamber's The Book of Days, 1869: "The sketch above is copied from an old French print, executed by J. Mariatte, representing Le Roi de la Fève (the King of the Bean) at the moment of his election, and preparing to drink to the company."

The following image, with the cake, is from the Colonial Williamsburg site: Twelfth Night. 1794 broadside.
 
 
Twelfth Night pranks are related in another post HERE

For more pictures and information go to my website: Twelfth Night - New Orleans King Cake or Twelfth Night Cake

©2010 Patricia Bixler Reber
hearthcook.com

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