Painting inspired by several rituals of Dumb Cake or Dreaming Bread. A
ritually made confection, sometimes made without speaking, by three
young maidens who each take a piece to bed, believing it will lead them
to dreams of their true love. It is sometimes said that a slice of
wedding cake under the pillow will lead to a dream vision of the same
subject. I was also thinking of the roof angels carved into Blythburgh
Cathedral of the Marshes when I sketched this piece.