Fortune Cake - Food and Drink

The Element Encyclopedia of Witchcraft: The Complete A-Z for the Entire Magical World - Judika Illes 2005

Fortune Cake
Food and Drink

Fortune Cake (also known as “Halloween Cake”) was once the centerpiece of Victorian Halloween parties. In addition to serving as desert, it was fortune-telling device. Trinkets and charms were baked into cake. (The safety conscious wrap each trinket individually in wax paper to lessen chances of accidental swallowing.) A modern variation substitutes ice cream or ice cream cake as it is so easy to insert the treats.