Historically, at this time of year, if mum was feeling flush, she would dash off to the City Bakeries, to secure a one of their famed Hallowe’en cakes.

Decorated with a grotesque face, with rosy cheeks filled with sweet mallow (he/she had a coupon like a City Bakeries' Hallowe’en cake!), the sweet treat would be packed full of bizarre, and arcane, trinkets; a bachelor’s button; a small piece of rag; a little bell; a silver coin; and a spinster's thimble.

Hide all those gubbins in a cake today and you’d be sued for trying to poison or choke the lieges!

Even though the City Bakeries – this one was in Pollokshaws Road, Shawlands - are now just a fond memory (they did a rare roll and mince!), Tunnock’s still carry on the tradition of baking the seasonal treat.

Mind you, you’re not allowed a slice until you’ve learned, and memorised, your guising turn.

It was difficult to eat a slice of cake with fingers and knuckles covered in blisters, cuts and gouges from hollowing out a tumshie!