Christ our King was born on a cold Christmas
Day. Twelve days later, January 6th, three kings bearing gifts
visited him. Every year following, in honor of these three
kings, cakes were created and eaten. Over many years it evolved
into what we know today as Mardi Gras King Cakes. A round
cake with three braids symbolizes the three kings on there
circle trip to avoid detection. Inside each of the delicious
cakes is a plastic baby. The baby represents Christ and the
person who bites into the baby is supposed to have a wonderful
year. That particular person is also deemed King for the day
and as an honor to his followers, he must reward them with
the next King Cake party!
But, what are King Cakes? Well, they are primarily made from
a sweet cinnamon yeast dough that is braided to form oval
cakes. The original King Cakes were plain, but there is nothing
about New Orleans Mardi Gras that is plain, so we jazzed our
cakes up a little and threw some yellow, green and purple
sugar on top and stuffed it with all kinds of gooey sweet
stuff! We wanted people to feel like a king. At ekingcakes.com
you can order your King Cakes plain or you can order them
with a variety of fillings such as strawberry cream cheese,
raspberry cream cheese, apple, cream cheese or praline pecan.
Let me guess, you need to send one to your friends back home
in Nebraska to show them what they are missing out on. No
problem! Just log onto ekingcakes.com and order right on line.
There are also a variety of shipping methods. We even ship
King Cakes overnight to anywhere in the continental United
Sates! So, go on-line now and order a few cakes for yourself
and your friends back home. Unfortunately, Mardi Gras can
only be found in good old New Orleans! Good thing we can ship
a little of that cheer!
King Cake Here