Mardi Gras King Cakes

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The Tradition of King Cake 

The Original King Cake was created by Christians to thwart off the pagan Greek Custom of selecting a young male villager to reign as king for one year only to be used as a human sacrifice at years end.  An oval shaped cake was prepared and a small bean was concealed inside, the fortunate person who received the piece of cake containing the bean was dubbed “king” for a week and was allowed to choose a queen to reign with him.  

The Epiphany, or Little Christmas, is observed on January 6 in many Christian churches. This day has come to be known as “King’s Day.” 

Since the 1300’s, the day has honored the meeting of the Three Wise Men with the infant Jesus. King Cakes became part of the celebration to symbolize the finding of baby Jesus. 

Traditionally, King Cakes are oval-shaped to show unity of all Christians. The Mardi Gras season which begins on this “Twelfth Night” (January 6), is expressed on King Cakes by using the carnival colors of green, yellow, and purple. The colors of the King Cake are purple for justice, green for faith, and gold for power.  Some bakers also decorate the cakes in red to symbolize the life of Jesus.

As a King Cake is cut, each person awaits anxiously for his or her piece to locate the small baby. The person who finds the baby is obligated to bring a King Cake to the next seasonal celebration.  (Included with each shipper King Cake is a 4-Cup Pack of Coffee, a Mardi Gras cup and a "Baby and Bead Packet" with a "History" of the King Cake, Mardi Gras beads and a baby.  (CAUTION! A NON-EDIBLE BABY FIGURE IS INSERTED INSIDE YOUR KINGCAKE!) 

Start this local tradition in your home, office, or class. King Cake season ends on Fat Tuesday, the day before the season of Lent begins.

 


  

 

 
 
 

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Pecan Praline King Cake

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