Fortune Telling With Cakes (1910's)

This Halloween Fortune Telling Game and MANY others can be found in the following book available from

Games For Hallowe’en

by Mary E. Blain

Dumb Cake

Each one places handful of wheat flour on
sheet of white paper and sprinkles it over with a pinch of salt.

Some one makes it into dough, being careful not to use spring water.

Each rolls up a piece of dough, spreads it out thin and flat, and marks initials on it with a new pin.

The cakes are placed before fire, and all take seats as far from it as possible.

This is done before eleven p. m., and between that time and midnight each one must turn cake once.

When clock strikes twelve future wife or husband of one who is to be married first will enter and lay hand on cake marked
with name.

Throughout whole proceeding not a word is spoken. Hence the name ” Dumb Cake.”

(If supper is served before 11:30, “Dumb Cake” should be reserved for one of the After-Supper Tests.)

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