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The Epiphany or little Christmas is observed on January 6th in many Christian churches. This day has come to be known as "King's Day".
Since the 300's, this day has honored the meeting of the Three Wise Men with infant Jesus. King Cakes became part of the celebration to symbolize the "finding of baby Jesus".
Traditionally King Cakes are oval-shaped to show unity of all Christians. The Mardi Gras season which begins on this "Twelfth Night" (January 6th) is expressed on King Cakes by using the carnival colors of green (faith), gold (power), and purple (justice).
In the past a bean, pecan, pea, or coin was hidden inside each King Cake. Today, a tiny plastic baby is used. As a King Cake is cut, each person awaits anxiously for a piece to locate the "baby". The person who finds the baby is "King of the Party" and obligated to bring a King Cake to the next party. We will put the baby in the box for you to insert from the bottom of the cake yourself.
A fun Mardi Gras tradition that you can start at home, in your office, or classroom.
King Cake season ends on Mardi Gras ("Fat Tuesday"), the day before Lent begins.
That's Tuesday February 22, 2023.
AUTHENTIC KING CAKES IN ATLANTA
Our Great Harvest King Cake is unlike any other cake. Imagine a deliciously soft and buttery bread, swirled with cinnamon and a sweet cream. The shaped and twisted bread cake is then decorated with royal icing and a symbolic sugar sprinkles. It's the perfect centerpiece at this time of year!
MARDI GRAS SHIPPING BOX
Our special value shipping box includes the best of Great Harvest. Details to follow.