Tuesday, February 16, 2010

King Cake

Mardi Gras King cake anyone?

Maryanna, my LSU friend that made all the Saints signs for the superbowl, was nice enough to share some of her King Cake with us this weekend. As many of you know, Mardi Gras is in full-effect and her friend sent her a cake. There are a couple of styles of the New Orleans Mardi Gras King cake but the traditional one (and the one we had) is a ring of twisted bread topped with icing and colored purple, green and gold. (THE OFFICIAL MARDI GRAS COLORS!) The cake reminds me a little of a cinnamon bun. The cakes have a small plastic baby on the inside. Whoever gets the plastic baby is supposed to buy the next cake.

Below is a picture of the pieces of King Cake that Maryanna gave us. No one in our apartment got the baby!


  1. The little plastic baby thing kind of weirds me out hahahah Anyone else?! Why can't it be a ring? Or a charm? Or even a piece of candy? You will have to explain the tradition behind that because chomping down on a mini baby does not sound appetizing!! ;)

  2. your luck..you would get the baby in your piece and then kristin would come at your stomach with a knife. Probably not a good idea to ever eat a piece around Kristin.