The bundt with the creepy baby. That was Russ’ take on King Cake before the start of this episode, but Helana brought him around and educated him on this cool regional dessert.
Basically, the King Cake is a cinnamon roll type cake with a lemony frosting/glaze. It’s popular around Mardi Gras time in the South. They are decorated in the traditional Mardi Gras colors; gold (for power), green (for faith) and purple (for justice). That’s what it is, but it is also symbolic. The shape of the cake portrays the circular route used by the three kings, hence the three colors, to get to the Christ Child. The route was taken to confuse King Herod who was trying to follow the wise men so he could kill the Christ Child. That’s where the creepy baby comes from. It symbolizes the baby Jesus. Supposedly the finder of the baby will have good luck for the rest of the year. While we don’t know about the good luck, we do know you will have good taste in your mouth when eating the King Cake.
Links in the Show:
Sister Creek Vineyards
History of King Cake
King Cake Recipe & History at HuffPo
Buy your creepy baby here
Liv Life King Cake recipe
Clearly Delicious King Cake