Monday, February 7, 2011

king cake




We have been seeing these King Cakes everywhere.  I hadn't a clue of their significance until just now researching wikipedia.  Naturally, these cakes have a rich pagan history.  Zach brought this King Cake cupcake home from work tonight.  The plastic baby sticking out of the top was highly intriguing. 

5 comments:

Make mine Mid-Century said...

I've never heard of King Cakes.

Isn't that baby a choking hazard?

Ariane Reichardt said...

Thank you, Rachel - lovely Greta.
x Ariane.

Citlalli said...

In Mexico every January 6 we celebrate with King Cakes(Rosca de Reyes) it's delicious! and the plastic baby represents Jesus, so if the baby appears in your piece of Rosca you have to buy some tamales for Dia de la Candelaria(Februay 2nd).
still having fun! :)

julie and john said...

Gotta love Wikipedia. I appreciate so much being able to learn about anything within seconds of looking it up.

julie and john said...

Uh, I just noticed that last comment came up as my sister... Oops! Didn't realize she was logged into my computer last. This is actually Sara. :)