cake baby

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Wish I was that baby…..sitting in an ocean of cake and sprinkles and jewelry!

But really, what’s up with the baby?

Originally, the baby symbolized Jesus. (I think the current king cake versions seem a bit flamboyant and indulgent for a manger baby, but who am I to judge??) But now if you find the baby in your Mardi Gras king cake (and don’t choke on it), it means you will have luck and prosperity throughout the year! Woohoo!!! (you will also be responsible to host a Mardi Gras party and bring the king cake next year – but with so much luck and prosperity coming your way, no worries, you’ll surely have enough $$ to dole out for dessert….)

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2 thoughts on “cake baby

    1. It’s usually like a coffee cake – buttery with cinnamon/nutmeg twisted/braided dough formed into a ring or circle. Then it’s topped with a lemony icing and decorated with purple, yellow and green sugar sprinkles – the official Mardi Gras colors. You can also add fillings to it like you would any other coffee cake…. apple, cream cheese, etc. mmmmmmm……

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