Friday, January 16, 2009

I was going to write a more in depth post about politics and debate, but it's way too early for that. Not to mention it's Friday, and on Friday's shouldn't we talk about something light?

The King Cake. As some of you may know, Mardi Gras is on it's way. It's February 24th this year, but typically after January 6th (the day the Kings got to Jesus. No, I don't understand why we set them up at the manger for Christmas day, but whatever.) you can find these cakes at every grocery store or bakery. They are made of a cinnamon dough, covered with icing and purple, gold, and green sprinkles, and filled with a myriad of different fillings. The one we have here at home is strawberry and cream cheese. They also have chocolate, Bavarian creme, praline, blueberry, pineapple, raspberry, whatever you want. They come with a small plastic baby that you stick inside, and whoever gets the slice with the baby has to buy the next cake. You used to be able to get them with the baby already stuck in, but now with safety laws and all, you have to stick it in yourself. Can you think of a better way to honor Jesus than to shove a baby version of him in a cake? I can't.


mincognita said...

Now see, if I hadn't wandered in here I would never have known what a King Cake looked like. Actually, I never knew they existed. So hey, thanks for the post and the picture!