Traditional King Cake for Mardi Gras

The King Cake tradition is thought to have been brought to New Orleans from France in 1870.” Wikipedia   


This King Cake created at the Party Cake Shop in Brookline on the Boulevard where I got the Paczki last Thursday.

Here is a Traditional New Orleans King Cake Recipe made with yeast .- a brioche like dough

7 thoughts on “Traditional King Cake for Mardi Gras

  1. I learned about the King Cake from the office where I worked. Do they still have little plastic babies in them?

  2. No, the baby is not edible. The person who finds it in their piece of cake is supposed to be the next person to have a new baby in their life.

    • Right Sally. i thought my cousin wondered if the cake itself was edible. Don’t choke on the little baby, though!

  3. Yesterday one of C’s daycare friends brought in Mardi Gras beads for everyone in his class – he has been wearing his purple necklace ever since! (Minus when he’s sleeping – safety hazard and all…)

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