Mardi Gras King Cake Contains a Symbolic Surprise Within the Dessert

 - Mar 4, 2014
References: babble & latimes
Get the festivities started and wow your friends with a delicious and commemorative Mardi Gras King Cake.

The King Cake is decorated with the iconic colors of Mardi Gras, and each has their own symbolic meaning. Purple stands for justice, green is faith and gold means power. Within the cake sits a plastic baby -- this is supposed to symbolize Jesus (as Mardi Gras is a celebration to welcome Lent). The lucky person who bites into the piece with the plastic toy inside is crowned the King or Queen of the party; at the next gathering that said person is suppose to bring the cake.

This cake is festive, bright and delicious, it can be enjoyed on its own, dunked in coffee or any other delicious beverage. No Mardi Gras celebration is complete without King Cake.