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Hosting a Mardi Gras party this year?  You’ll need all the normal party supplies, with a twist…. The centerpiece of any Mardi Gras party is booze & beads…..But, after that comes the King Cake.

A King Cake is a round cake, typically made with twisted strands of cinnamon-dough, and sprinkled with purple, green and gold sugar. Sometimes there’s white icing under the sugar coating, and sometimes people toss Mardi Gras beads on top of the cake for good measure. Generally, there’s a little baby figurine hidden inside the cake and whoever finds it gets good luck (unless they choke on it…).

King Cakes are traditionally served during King Cake season, starting with the Epiphany (Jan. 6), which commemorates when the three kings/Magi came to visit baby Jesus, and ending on Fat Tuesday, the day before Lent —(for 2019 March 5th.) the six-week Christian practice of self-denial and repentance leading up to Easter. King Cakes are named as such for baby Jesus, the King, and have a representation of him hidden inside. 

Nowadays, if you’re less religious, the cake is a yummy colorful symbol of Mardi Gras debauchery, also a necessary edible decoration. Can’t make it to the Big-Easy? Pick one up at any respectable bakery. If you’re feeling adventurous? Why not whip up a your own King Cake with this easy to follow recipe. Good LUCK!

Matt Pelton



Matt’s an Ohio licensed Realtor with 20+ years experience in residential and investment real estate sales, leasing, property management, and offering pre-purchase consultations and BPO’s for investors and lending institutions. Matt currently works as the Sales Manger at Real Property Management. You can contact Matt at 866.500.6200, via email ([email protected]) or DM on twitter @CincySalesGuy

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