Learning about King Cake ahead of Mardi Gras
James Reed of the Gumbeaux Guys stopped by the Lift set Monday to teach Baihly Warfield about Mardi Gras and the tradition of King Cake.
“It’s basically kind of a big cinnamon roll,” explained James Reed. “They do come with different fillings. The ones that I offer are filled with sweet cream cheese filling.”
King Cakes are a big part of Mardis Gras celebrations and are a very traditional dessert in New Orleans according to Reed.
The cakes feature a three color frosting that represent the three Wise Men and there’s also a small plastic baby imbedded in the cake that represents baby Jesus.
Whoever finds the baby in the cake is said to receive good luck.
“There’s also a saying that says, well, if you find the baby, you have to buy the next King Cake,” said Reed.