Tuesday, March 4, 2014

"Carnival"

A slice of King Cake for you , maybe you'll find the baby!
From http://cannataskingcakes.com/

"I found myself to be woefully uneducated in the origins of this festival. Apparently the festival goes back as far as 1160’s. The carnival we know today is a delightful mixture of the many cultures who have borrowed from the idea of celebration before fasting ... " READ MORE from the archives!

Traditionally, King Cakes are oval-shaped to show unity of all Christians. The Mardi Gras season, which begins on the "Twelfth Night (January 6th), is expressed on King Cakes by using the carnival colors of purple, green and gold. As a King Cake is cut, each person awaits anxiously for his piece to locate the small baby.  ..." 
To learn more, visit Arthur Hardy's Mardi Gras Guide

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