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Mardi Gras King Cake

  KING CAKES    Eating a king cake before or after Carnival is sacrilege here in New Orleans, which is why you can bet we indulge from Twelfth Night (Jan. 6) through Mardi Gras Day. We’re getting y’all ready for the season with our roundup of All Things King Cake. Without further ado, here’s our list, whether you crave something classic, creative, savory, or sippable. Happy carnival, y’all! SO, WHAT IS A KING CAKE?    The name “king cake” comes from the Biblical story of the three kings who bring gifts to Baby Jesus. A blend of coffee cake and cinnamon roll, king cake is usually iced in yellow, green and purple – the colors of Mardi Gras — and is frequently packed with fruit fillings and decadent cream cheeses. Hidden within these season sweets also lie a special surprise:…

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January 8, 2019

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