19th century cake wrecks

Here's yet another website - http://cakewrecks.blogspot.com/ - that has made me look at historical evidence in a new way.

I've recently re-read Peter Brett's article on the significance of political dinners in the early nineteenth century. He describes the centrepiece of the table at a dinner in honour of the memory of Fox in Norfolk in 1820:

Temple of Liberty sculpted in sugar surmounted by a representation of Fame holding a flag of Whig colours inscribed with the initials MC for Magna Carta.
One suspects it was a right cake wreck. 

Brett, Peter, ‘Political Dinners in Early Nineteenth Century Britain: Platform, Meeting Place and Battleground’, History, 81: 264 (Oct. 1996), 532  


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