King Cake – Fat Tuesday

Stop into Janssens bakery and pick up your king cake today, also known as Twelfth Night Cake. This cake is actually a sweetened yeast bread and frosted with gold, green, and purple icing representing in order, power, faith, and justice. The traditional colors on the cake date back to 1872. They were taken from a prominent parade group, called a krewe. The fun hides within the cake…

The maker of each cake hides a token in the cake. The tokens used are a dried red bean or a figurine of a baby, representing the Christ child. When the cake is cut and shared, the finder of the hidden treasure is said to enjoy good luck for the coming year.

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