Oh yes Mardi Gras is almost here. In fact don't miss the fun on Tuesday, March 1st. Of course than directly after is Ash Wednesday and the beginning of Lent. Ahhhh but Fat Tuesday is the day we are counting down to.

It's a day to go out and eat all sorts of Cajun food. If you can't make it to New Orleans you have to at least partake in the food. The biggest part of that is the King Cake. Can I be honest and say I just had it for the first time a couple years ago? Where have I been?

If you were like me and had no idea of what King Cake actually is I am here to help. With the help of the official New Orleans website:

The name “king cake” comes from the Biblical story of the three kings who bring gifts to Baby Jesus. A blend of coffee cake and cinnamon roll, king cake is usually iced in yellow, green and purple – the colors of Mardi Gras -- and is frequently packed with fruit fillings and decadent cream cheeses.

credit: Melissa Bartlett, TSM
credit: Melissa Bartlett, TSM
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I had no idea about finding the baby in the cake either. I didn't know what that meant. I didn't know that finding the baby in your slice of cake was actually a good thing. I didn't know that the baby symbolizes luck and prosperity to whoever finds it. Oh and that whoever finds it is supposed to bring the King Cake next year.

Oh the things you learn.

Where Can you Get Your King Cake This Year?

  • Lazy Gator - 6103 Hillside Road. They will be serving the cake complimentary to your meal during Mardi Gras.
  • The Lost Cajun - 2401 I40 West Frontage Rd. You can order a slice or even a whole cake.
  • The Drunken Oyster - 7606 SW 45th
  • Belmar Bakery - 3325 Bell St
  • United Supermarkets - various locations. I remember being told that they are not allowed to cook the baby into the cake. Just as an fyi.
  • The Ruffled Cup - 3440 Bell St #100

Did I miss anywhere? Let me know in the poll below:

King Cake so yummy so don't miss yours this year. Some places do require that you order ahead of time especially if you are getting a whole cake.

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