In Louisiana, it is a time-honored tradition that you celebrate Mardi Gras sometime between January 6 to Ash Wednesday with a King Cake. A very popular custom that is still celebrated is the making of the “King’s Cake” which represents the three kings who brought gifts. A plastic baby is baked inside the King Cake, and the tradition is whoever receives the baby in their piece of cake must buy the next King Cake or throw the next party. The three colors of the sugar are Purple (representing Justice), Green (representing Faith) and Gold (representing Power).
You might be wondering, “Why on earth would a plastic baby be inside of a cake?” Well, the baking of King Cakes is a tradition in New Orleans that begins on King’s Day, at the start of the Mardi Gras season. A tiny baby is baked into the cake. The person whose piece of cake contains the baby furnishes the King Cake for the next party (which are usually held once a week on Sundays until Fat Tuesday.) However, when celebrating Mardi Gras out of town, most people regard the person who ‘got the baby’ as the King or Queen of the party being held. Either way, it is a tasty way to spend an afternoon, and we promise you’ll love it, too! A new idea that has recently grown in popularity at children’s parties is to serve cupcakes decorated like regular kingcakes and put a baby in each one. That way, every child will experience the thrill of finding the baby! (source)
Get your King Cake today at Bread Winners and start a tradition of your own with friends and family. Bread Winners is offering King Cakes by special order for $25.99 each. Orders can be placed by calling 214-754-0099 with 48 hours advance notice.
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