After Christmas is over and all of the presents and decorations are put away, the date I look forward to the most is January 6th, the Epiphany (or King’s Day). This day is the official start of the Carnival Season and every New Orleanian knows what that means…….
So, it is only fitting that we start our “Mardi Gras Mambo” giveaway series with a King Cake Package from Randazzo’s Camellia City Bakery!
Renee from What Mommies Need and I just love the sweet smell of King Cake! We knew that we must share this totally yummy tradition (and calories!) with our readers.
King’s Day is celebrated as the date the gift-bearing Magi visited the baby Jesus. The King Cake is baked in honor of the three kings and the baby (plastic, porcelain or gold) placed inside the cake symbolizes the baby Jesus. Originally, these oval cakes were a simple ring of dough with a small amount of decoration. Today’s King Cakes are much more festive! After the rich Danish dough is braided and baked, the “baby” is inserted. The top of the ring or oval cake is then covered with delicious sugar toppings in the traditional Mardi Gras colors: purple, green and gold.
In New Orleans, King Cake parties are held throughout the Carnival Season. The person who receives the slice of cake with the baby is asked to continue the festivities by hosting the next King Cake party.
The nice folks over at Randazzo’s Camellia City Bakery have graciously offered one lucky reader
a medium traditional king cake package (including baby) baked to perfection!
This package includes a unique Randazzo’s Mardi Gras theme bag, stuffed with beads, doubloons,the history of Mardi Gras and the king cake, a 2009 commemorative 11x 16 color poster, and a beautiful feather mask.
Randazzo’s Camellia City Bakery continues a long family tradition of handmade and braided king cakes and say with heartfelt sincerity that everything at Randazzo’s is “made with love from beginning to end.”
Randazzo’s was even featured on the Food Network’s popular program Unwrapped!
I see you drooling! You must want to win a King Cake! Lucky for you, we have one to give away!
Remember we are generously offering you an opportunity to DOUBLE your chances by registering here as well as at What Mommies Need.
How to enter:
1) Visit Randazzo’s Camellia City Bakery and tell us which filling you would love to try.
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Contest ends at 11:59pmCST on February 16th. Prizes not claimed in 72 hours will be forfeited. Open to U.S. Residents only.