Second Place Cheesecake
...It all began with a man with a losing streak.
Back in 1998, Gunthar Jonsson was still a year away from winning his first Crown Tournament. He had placed second in Crown Tournament for the third time in a row, when a young squire of his acquaintance, one Timotheos Kalamanos, felt that some consolation prize was needed. At evening Court the night of Crown Tournament, Timo presented a cheesecake with a candle (a number 2), to Gunthar.
The following year, Gunthar won, becoming our 40th Crown, and Duke Jean Richard Malcomson was presented with a cheesecake. Gunthar then tried to make certain that a cheesecake was presented to the second place finisher, either at Crown Tournament itself, or soon thereafter.
After he moved out of Kingdom to Atenvelt, the tradition died out for a time. (He started the tradition while living there, as well.)
Source: Ansteorra Email List