I have been getting many questions on the story behind the King Cake Baby. Nyla, my precious god child looks like a King Cake baby. She is picture perfect. Here is the story of the King Cake..
The King Cake tradition dates back from 1879. A King Cake is a delicacy and can be decorated in royal colors of PURPLE which signifies "Justice," GREEN for "Faith," and GOLD for "Power." Coins, beans, pecans, were also hidden in King Cakes , in the past.
Today, a tiny plastic baby is the common prize. At a party, the King Cake is sliced and served. Each person looks to see if their piece contains the "baby." If so, then that person is named "King" for a day and bound by custom to host the next party and provide the King Cake. The baby can be placed on the outside of the cake. I think this is a safety precaution. I ate a King Cake today that was so delicious. It was cream cheese and praline from (Coffee &)...on the Westbank...tastes so good dipped in coffee.. better than a bagel dipped!!
Mardi Gras is similar to Christmas..it's a whole season y'all. Some people think it is just one day. Fat Tuesday... is the BIGGEST celebration. It has a variable date that can occur ANY TUESDAY (from February 3rd to March 9th). It is always the day before Ash Wednesday, and always falls 46 days before Easter. Someone has been doing the math on calendars for years!
Happy Birthday to my angel Nyla Blair.. Auntie loves you with all her heart..
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Photo by: Mommy (Nikki Wesley Burkes)
Let the Good times roll!