A decorative cake distributed among friends or visitors on the festival
of Twelfth Night (which is either the evening of January 5th or of
January 6th, depending on interpretation).
pf, someone has left a word for your 'word of the day' thread. it has come, in error or by design, lacking the customary introduction.
the word is 'vouchsafe' -- from the looks of it, what do you suppose it means?