In Louisiana, it is a time-honored tradition that you celebrate Mardi Gras sometime between January 6 to Ash Wednesday with a King Cake.
The tradition of king cake dates back to the Middle Ages when a popular devotion during Christmas was placed on the Three Wise Men (or Kings) who followed the North Star to find Christ. The twelfth night after the birth of Christ marks the end of Christmas and the celebration of Epiphany. Thus, Twelfth Night in some cultures became a time for pageants and giving special presents to children. Along with gifts came the celebratory cake, or king cake. Today’s king cake is a confection made of braided Danish pastry, laced with cinnamon. It is always iced in the Mardi Gras colors of purple (justice), green (faith) and gold (power). Hidden in each king cake is a tiny plastic baby. The person who finds the baby must buy the next king cake or host the next party.
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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