What happens with the baby in a king cake?

Answer The king cake is a New Orleans tradition associated with Mardi Gras season. It's a large ring of sweet cinnamon-spiced dough decorated in yellow, purple and green. Baked somewhere inside is a small... Read More »

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What is the meaning of a king cake baby?

A king cake is a dessert containing a hidden trinket. The person who finds this trinket in a serving is the recipient of good luck or a prize, or is selected to provide the dessert for the followin... Read More »

What does the baby in a king cake represent?

The small plastic baby baked inside a king cake represents the Christ child, and the person who finds it is named "king" for the day and is said to have good luck in the coming year. King cakes are... Read More »

Do you refrigerate king cake with cream cheese?

King cake is a type of coffee cake that is traditionally served during Mardi Gras. If you use a recipe that includes cream cheese, the cake doesn't need to be refrigerated after it's baked. A plast... Read More »

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