Cake – A Must for Mardi Gras Season
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(Family Features) All hail the King Cake! The center of any
Mardi Gras or Carnival season, King Cake supports a tradition
with a regal reputation.
Each person attending a Mardi Gras party takes a piece of cake
hoping to find the hidden token inside. The recipient is then
“crowned” King or Queen for the day and appointed the host for
next year’s party.
Begin the King Cake tradition in your home by using a Cascade
pan – its unique shape will add a crowning touch to the
festivities! While the original King Cakes are made with bread
dough, this version is made extra easy with packaged hot roll
mix and just a few additional ingredients.
Scoop half of the
dough into the pan, then add a Candy Melt® as the hidden
token. Add the remaining bread mixture and bake. After
cooling, decorate with Mardi Gras themed cake sparkles –
purple for justice, green for faith and gold for power.
King Cakes came to New Orleans with the French settlers
around 1870, continuing a custom dating back to twelfth
century France. In homage to this city in need, plan your
celebration today and consider adding an option for guests to
donate to a New Orleans charity.
For more fun baking and decorating ideas, visit
Wilton Industries, Inc..
Get recipe for King Cake
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