Jesus? Is that you?
A trinket, usually a baby is hidden inside the cake, representing Baby Jesus. (remember - Mardi Gras leads up to Lent, then to Easter, so technically it's a religious holiday, although "religious" may not be the right road to go down with this).
Publix has even started baking King Cakes.
Randazzo's in Slidell and New Orleans is probably the most famous King Cake bakery.
What I really meant was, "Do not grow up and date my son."
They were not invited back. (And that's no exaggeration).
We take King Cake seriously around here.
Happy Mardi Gras, y'all.
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