Mayor Mitch Landrieu kicks off Mardi Gras countdown with king cake feast
Thousands of Mexicans gathered on Wednesday to enjoy a piece of one of the country's tastiest traditions: a mammoth King Cake provided by the municipal government for the New Year and ahead of the Three Kings Day. The behemoth pastry measured a
There is a small figurine inside, known as the fève, and whoever gets in in their piece of cake is “king” for the day. The galettes, on sale in boulangeries and pâtisseries, usually come with a cardboard crown. The one served to President Sarkozy at
King cakes hit shelves in area stores last week, but the first official Twelfth Night events are today. (Some revelers anxiously await the liquid alternative, King Cake Vodka). The first parade or procession of the Carnival season begins at 7 pm when
The King Cake tradition will also take place, in which a small token is baked into a cake and the person who finds it is crowned king or queen of the celebration. QUOTE: "It's a party for the history community where people can meet the officers and
Whether you're a king cake purist, love filling or prefer presentation, one of these New Orleans bakeries will grant your wish this Mardi Gras.