What Is A King Cake?

Posted on: 10:58 am, January 12, 2013, by and , updated on: 10:56am, January 12, 2013


(KTVI)-The season of Mardi Gras in upon us and that means you will start to see King Cakes in area bakeries. But what is a King Cake? Randy McArthur from McArthur’s Bakery explains that starting in the 1870s, a sweet cake was served on Epiphany, known as Twelfth Night.  The cake was in honor of the three kings.  It is usually in a ring or oval shape covered with sugar in traditional Mardi Gras colors, green, purple, and gold.

King Cakes can be enjoyed between Epiphany until Mardi Gras, the day before the start of Lent. Remember, whoever finds the baby brings the next King Cake.

Website: Mardi Gras at McArthur’s Bakery