King Cake

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King Cake

17.95

Our King Cakes are hand-made and baked from scratch! All contain a plastic baby and filling of your choice. We ice them with a light lemon frosting and sprinkle with festive purple, green and gold sugar. For decoration, we top it with Mardi Gras beads. King Cakes serve 12-15.

Available Fillings: Cinnamon (traditional), Raspberry, Lemon, Cream Cheese, Blueberry, Cherry, Strawberry, Apple Cinnamon, and Apricot.

The King Cake came to New Orleans from France in the 1870s and honors the three kings who visited the baby Jesus. A dried pea, coin or plastic baby, representing the Christ child, is hidden in the cake. Whoever finds the token in his or her piece will have a year of good luck. In some regions, the person who finds the token is treated like a King or Queen for the day and is obligated to provide the next King Cake. Shaped like a crown, the King Cake is decorated in the royal colors of purple, green and gold. Purple stands for justice, green for faith and gold for power.

 

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