n., a dessert
and party favor
, typically a cake or a muffin, in which small trinkets
have been baked. In one variation, the prizes are all small coins. In another, the prizes are various things, each with some attached meaning for divination
. The trinket cake is common at birthdays and festivals.
My favorite trinket cake experience came at a party thrown by an ex
. My trinket's fortune was that I would have many children. I told my ex that if I did, then as it was her trinket cake, it would be her fault. I made the trinket (a bead shaped like a small doll) into an earring and still have and wear it on occasion.