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Old Yesterday, 06:00 PM
 
Location: Northeastern Pennsylvania
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I've never heard of a 12th Night Cake either. King cake I heard of. Never made either one, but you bet after reading 3 mouth watering pages I sure will next year!


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Old Yesterday, 08:42 PM
 
Location: Gatineau, Québec
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Before this thread I thought 12th night only referred to a play by Shakespeare.
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Old Today, 11:57 AM
 
Location: Great Britain
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Before this thread I thought 12th night only referred to a play by Shakespeare.


The play was set on the eve of the 12th night, hence the name, you also have the famous verse The 12 days of Christmas, and it is mentioned by numerous authors including Charles Dickens. The Theatre Royal on Drury Lane in London has produced a Twelth Cake every year since 1794 for the ladies and gentlemen to enjoy in the Green Room.

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As late as 1930 the Yorkshire Post was advising its readers that the Twelfth Cake should be made from a rich fruit mixture and that it was essential that the cake should contain a bean or a silver penny or charm.

The tradition of the Twelfth Cake lives on at London’s Theatre Royal Drury Lane where the Baddeley Cake ceremony takes place every year on 6 January. Actor Robert Baddeley who died in 1794 made a bequest in his will that the interest on £100 in 3% consolidated bank annuities was to be used each year to purchase a Twelfth Cake with wine and punch. The ladies and gentlemen of Drury Lane Theatre were to enjoy these in the Green Room.

Twelfth Day - British Library

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Old Today, 12:08 PM
 
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3 kings cake yes. Had it in Puerto Rico.
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