During the 18th and 19th centuries, Twelfth Night parties with game-playing, drinking and eating were popular. A Twelfth Cake was the centrepiece, and a slice was given to all the household. Traditionally, it contained a dried bean. Whoever got it in their slice became King and ruled supreme for the rest of the evening. Even if they were a servant, their temporarily exalted position was recognised by all, including their masters.