The King’s Cake is traditionally served in the South-Eastern united states as part of Mardi Gras festivities. (You may also see this tradition in other parts of the world, still called King’s Cake, but instead of being associated with Fat Tuesday, the day before the beginning of the Lenten season, it is served as part of the three king’s day~Jan 6th~celebrations).
It is traditionally a ring shaped cake with icing and colored sugar (Purple, Green, and Gold) on top and a small plastic baby baked in side. When serving the cake, the person that gets the piece with the baby in it is King or Queen for the day~my kids loved this part!
Last year I finally decided to make one myself and it was a huge hit in our house! I used this recipe from Taste of Home and topped it off with my own homemade colored sugar.
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