The image to the left is a book that was sitting at Troll when I arrived. It was beautiful and it was also edible. Yes, that book, pages and all was cake. Excellent, wonderful cake. It was the King Cake for the event, and the individual who found the bean hidden in the cake was the King or Queen of Misrule for the event.
Feast itself was very nice, particularly the mushroom and leek tart and the apple dessert!
There was a competition for subtleties and all things sweet and I reworked my Sheker Burek (taking into account the advice I was given to improve my dough). The dessert was much improved and people ate them quickly and yes, I even got compliments on the dough itself! I "won" the competition because I was the only entrant and got a lovely gift basket with chocolates and gummy fish and also got a seat at High Table (and never sat there before so that was fun).
I had a conversation with someone about my comments regarding the sheeps tail fat that was in the period recipes. That is not easy to come by, and honestly, I am reluctant to use it in a dessert, even though it is supposedly more mild that the rest of the animal's fat. I might, however, try to use lard as a substitute in the pastry dough at some future point to see how that works out.
I have to say that it somewhat blows my mind to know that I was spinning yarn with the same whorl someone used 1100 years ago to make their clothes. It is awe inspiring and I am very honored to have these treasures.