What is a King Cake? [giveaway CLOSED]
Well, we’re glad you asked.
It’s Mardi Gras season, dear friends. We at Captain and Clark are huge patrons of traditions, especially ones that include pastry. If it’s a French pastry tradition, all the better. For those of you who aren’t familiar with the tradition of the King Cake, then hold on to your Mardi Gras beads… you’re about to learn. King Cakes are a traditional part of the New Orleans festivity that leads up to Lent. As the good people of NOLA remember the story of the wise-men searching for little baby Jesus they craft the perfection that is King Cakes. These King Cakes are cloaked in the colors of the kings. Gold for power, green for faith, and purple represents justice. The best part is that somewhere inside the cake is a tiny baby figure that symbolizes baby Jesus. By eating the cake you all get to go on a search for Jesus, just like the wise-men. Who ever finds the baby gets extra good luck for the year. Don’t worry though, if you don’t get the baby you still get cake. The symbolism is almost as delicious as the cake itself. Let’s be honest though, the cake is way better.
To help you celebrate this tradition, we’re hosting a giveaway with our old pals at Shop Sucre. On the 26th we’ll make a joyous announcement and one of you will win your own King Cake. Be the envy of all your neighbors and friends as you flaunt your cosmopolitan flair and topical knowledge, by offering them King Cake. Check out the easy ways to enter below.
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If you have any more knowledge, or dare we say, personal anecdotes please leave them in the comments below. We love to hear from you all.
ShopSucre was kind enough to provide a free King Cake for the giveaway. Obviously. *Giveaway open to residents of the continental U.S. only.