The story of Fat Tuesday refers to the practice of letting yourself eat tons of fatty foods on the night before the start of Lent. Then, during the religious season of Lent you are asked to fast for 40 days without eating most fatty foods, meats, eggs and pancakes. If you remember we had a very funny encounter last year with our first ever King Cake……read more at OUR NEW KING CAKE TRADITION
The King Cake comes with the idea from the Christian faith, the coming of the wise men bearing gifts to the Christ Child. The Kings searched for the baby and waited to find him, much like those searching for the baby in the King Cake.
The King Cake is a rich Danish dough braided and baked in a ring or oval shape and topped with traditional Mardi Gras colors. Inside every cake is one tiny baby (generally plastic now, but sometimes this baby might be made of porcelain or even gold). The person who finds the baby in their slice of King Cake will be rewarded with good luck. That person is also traditionally responsible for providing the King Cake at next years party……..
I have to go now……I need to make our King Cake