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Fallen London citizen Màiread’s entry for the Hallowmas competition, entitled The Reliquary of Secrets

Delicious friends, may your confessions be devoured!

Baked in honour of the Feast of Masks, The Reliquary of Secrets is a three layer chocolate cake with a hidden treat inside.  Locked within is a flock of bat-shaped confession cookies, each one marked with a sin of curiosity, guile, impropriety, violence, whimsy or pride.  Everything including the mask, chocolate feathers and gold sugar lace is completely handmade (and utterly delectable!)