Mardi Gras Mambo Day 1: King Cake! CONTEST CLOSED

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…….

It’s King Cake Time!!!!

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.

Additional Entries: (Please leave each entry in a separate comment)

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6) Donate to the Ark Adventure and receive an extra entry!

Contest ends at 11:59pmCST on February 16th. Prizes not claimed in 72 hours will be forfeited. Open to U.S. Residents only.

You Must Leave a Valid E-mail Address to be eligible.

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  2. judybrittle says:

    Cream Cheese filling sounds really delicious! Thank you!

  3. judybrittle says:

    I’m a follower.

  4. The Behlmers says:

    The raspberry filling!
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  5. I would love to try the strawberry, yummy!

  6. And I follow on Twitter (MommaStaciA).

  7. I love the cream cheese flavor!

  8. The apple filling would be my pick. :)

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  9. creme cheese filling sounds delicious.

  10. Strawberry filling sounds wonderful!

  11. The Turtle cheesecake sounds yummy.

  12. I’d love to try the Turtle Cheesecake King Cake with pecan and cream cheese filling. It sounds positively decadent.

  13. LilyBiscuit says:

    Cream Cheese for sure!! I’d love to win this….people rave about these, but I’ve never had one. I bookmarked the site :o) Thank you!

  14. We love the cream cheese filling. My husband’s aunt just sent us one from our favorite bakery in New Orleans…every bite was HEAVENLY. I really hope this is one contest I win!~

  15. I’ve never had a king cake, but they sound delicious! The Turtle Cheesecake King Cake sounds fabulous and that’s the filling I’d like to try… first, because I’d like to try all of them!!

  16. I’ve never been to Mardi Gras, and this is the first I’ve heard of King Cake! Thanks for enlightening me! I wouldn’t NEED any filling in that yummy concoction, but I bet cream cheese would be delicious in combination with the sweetness of the cinnamon and the icing. Ummmm. Great giveaway – thanks!

  17. LoveMy2Dogs says:

    I would choose to try the pecan praline.


  18. LoveMy2Dogs says:

    I grabbed your button. Thanks

  19. I looked around, but couldn’t find the fillings :( based on the other comments, I think a fruit filling would be great – apple or berry. I’ve wanted to try King Cake for years (I’ve almost baked it a few times) so I’d love to win!

  20. Added you to the Technorati favorites.

  21. I would like to try the apple filled king cake. Thanks for the chance.

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  22. Mommyhood is Thankless says:

    Turtle Cheesecake sounds delicious!


  23. I would like to try the Apple Filling.

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    pecan praline or the cream cheese filling since I have to chose,lol.




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