Happy Mardi Gras! No carnival celebration is complete without a big bowl of New Orleans gumbo and a colorful King Cake!
King Cake is a traditional Mardi Gras sweet bread that symbolizes a crown, specifically one that the three kings who visited Christ on the day of his birth wore.
Sparkling sugar colors represent purple for justice, green for faith and gold for power and prosperity.
A tiny plastic baby, baby Jesus, is inserted into each cake after baking.
The individual who gets the slice with the baby will have good fortune for the upcoming year.
They are also obliged to host the next year’s King Cake party.