Gumbo, masquerade balls, and stuffing your face with king cake
Some people consider Mardi Gras to be the biggest party of the year and it’s not hard to see why. Here are some ways to bring some of that party to your house:
THROW A LOUISIANA KING CAKE PARTY
No wonder this traditional cake is consumed by the car load in the Southern States. It’s hands down the coolest cake we’ve ever seen.
Deriving its name from the three kings of New Testament fame, this cake is popular around Christmas time in France, Belgium, Quebec, and Switzerland. The season for king cakes extends from the end of the 12 days of Christmas up until Fat Tuesday, February 21st. King cake became an integral part of New Orleans Mardi Gras festivities when it was brought to the Southern States in the 18th century. Mardi Gras parties have centered around this dessert ever since. Read more...
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