24 Feb King Cake: Who wouldn’t want to be king for the day?
Mardi Gras is a welcome treat for those of us seeking some festivity in the depths of winter. If you’re not lucky enough to travel to The Big Easy, you can enjoy it at home with foods that pay homage to the holiday and the city of New Orleans itself. Along with jambalaya, muffuletta sandwiches, cajun shrimp dip, and sugary beignets, comes King Cake.
King Cake is a traditional Mardi Gras fixture made of sweet dough and decorated in traditional Mardi Gras colors– yellow, purple, and green. The tradition of King Cake precedes Mardi Gras itself, dating all the way back to twelfth century Europe. While some are stuffed with fruits and nuts, most are simply adorned with icing and colored sugar. The excitement surrounding King Cakes comes from the hidden treasure inside. Each one is made with a small figurine of a baby hiding somewhere inside the cake.
Some say that if you’re the lucky one to discover the baby hidden in the cake, you are “king for the day” while others argue that this honor deems you the one to provide the cake next year. No matter which side you’re on, we can all agree that no Mardi Gras celebration is complete without a King Cake.
If you’re feeling adventurous, we recommend this recipe from Food Network Magazine. If you’d rather leave it up to the pros, we have all of your favorite Mardi Gras staples, including King Cake! To order today, call 732-920-3040 or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.