pastry of enormous pies, and, when liberated, flew about the room, "which gave much delight to the company," according to Horace Walpole.
Cakes, then, must be conspicuous at any Twelfth-Night celebration, and one hostess last January invited her friends to a merry frolic at which a modern adaptation of Twelfth-Night features was attended with success. It was called an "Animated Cake Carnival," for which the guests were requested to appear in costumes representing familiar cakes and to guess each other.
A girl in classic draperies of white cheese-cloth, with large wings of cotton batting, was lovely as "Angel Cake," to whom a contrast was afforded by "Ginger-snap" in a snuff-coloured gown, her pockets supplied with many of the "snappers" used in mottoes, which went off from time to time.
A pretty girl dressed as a bride was intended to suggest "Wedding Cake," and seemed to be successful in conjuring visions of the special variety of the cake, if not of the plummy loaf itself.
"Sponge Cake" was all in soft, yellow cheese-cloth, a bath-sponge forming the crown of a hat, of which the brim was of the material of the gown.
The most difficult puzzle of the evening was the wearer of a gown covered with newspaper, with a fringe of "ticker-tape" in short lengths. An erection on her head was made of bits of paper, on which were typewritten words bidding one "Vote for Cupid!" "Vote for Home-Rule!" She proved to be "Election Cake," once so popular.
A gown trimmed with strings of raisins and dried currants in festoons represented "Fruit Cake," and no costume was prettier than "Nut Cake" in noisette brown,