Baddeley cake

Baddeley cake
   When Robert Baddeley, former chef turned actor, died in 1794, he left Ј100 for the annual provision of wine and a *Twelfth Night cake to be shared by the current company at the Theatre Royal, Drury
   Lane, London. The custom still continues, and every year on 6 January the cast of whichever show is on at the time gathers, still in costume and make-up, in the Grand Saloon where the cake is served by attendants in 18th century dress, and Robert Baddeley is duly remembered.
   ■ Shuel, 1985: 127-8; Brian Shuel, FLS News 13 (1991), 1-2.

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