Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A kind of cake composed of pastry stuck with almonds, saturated with wine, and served with custard sauce; also, any stale cake similarly treated and served. It is used as a dessert.
“One morning about thirty dollars 'worth of bread (it must have been tipsy-cake), which the baker was conveying to Smith's Bar, fell overboard, and sailed merrily away towards Marysville.”
“The tipsy-cake, like the wreck of the _Royal George_, was rescued from the foaming ocean in which it had been imbedded.”
“They would as soon have thought of having supper without trifle, tipsy-cake, and syllabub, in those days, as of finishing the evening without Sir Roger.”
“Is it the tipsy-cake, then?" said Maggie, exerting her hypothetic powers, while she leaned forward toward Tom with her eyes fixed on the hovering knife.”
“The tipsy-cake doesn't matter, because it can be made without alcohol.”
“I almost wish we had not attempted the tipsy-cake, and had stuck to my original suggestion," said Thaddeus.”
“I gave Ellen the bottle of brandy you gave me for the tipsy-cake, and -- and she drank half of it.”
“It's all because of the tipsy-cake," said Bessie.”
“But on the other hand, he knew there would be jellies, and savoury pie, and strawberries, and tipsy-cake, at home that night.”
“He liked the sound of the jellies and the tipsy-cake, and just at present he knew of no special reason for "funking" the doctor.”
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