Thursday, February 26, 2009

King Cake!

I had my first taste of King Cake today in honor of Mardi Gras.

Yup, interesting day.

I never knew there was such a thing.

It's a pastry-like cake filled with cream cheese and apple goodness and decorated in green, gold and purple sprinkles, the official colors of Mardi Gras. New Orleanians, or those who participate in the OG Mardi Gras festivities, (it hasn't always been about winning beads in very bad, dirty, dirty ways) hold this very special treat near and dear to their hearts.

There's even a little baby baked into the cake. Not a human baby, (that would be disgusting, of course) but a miniature, plastic, human baby. The lucky person who finds the baby in his slice is made king or queen for the day and is also responsible for providing the next King Cake.


The last Unicorn said...

That cake looks delicious! If I ate cake... I think I would have to try this one. The baby in the cake is a little disturbing I must say...

Cal said...

I hope you got the baby, and I hope your bites of the cake were so big that you didn't know you had the baby until your teeth hit it! That cake sounds good.