Laissez les bons temps rouler! That’s right, you’ve probably heard this infamous French saying more than once in your life. What does it mean? Well, it’s simple. LET THE GOOD TIMES ROLL! Celebrated in the Czech Republic, Germany, Italy, Sweden, USA and more, Mardi Gras (Fat Tuesday), also known as Shrove Tuesday, Carnival Tuesday, and Pancake Tuesday is the carnival celebration beginning on or after the Christian Feast of the Epiphany (Three Kings Day).
History Fact: Did you know that some historians believe Mardi Gras links with the ancient Roman Pagan celebrations of spring and fertility such as Saturnalia? It dates back to 133-131 BC.
King Cake is traditionally ONLY consumed during the time of Three Kings Day through Mardi Gras (Fat Tuesday) so don’t miss your chance! King Cake is famous for its oval shape and a delicious cinnamon sweet dough, topped with white icing and covered in sugar. The colors symbolize Faith (green), Justice (purple), and Power (yellow).
Three Brothers Bakery has been making King Cakes since 1987. After several adjustments, observing the masters at hand, and learning more about the history, we have gained valuable insight to perfect our King Cakes.
What about the baby everyone is talking about? The baby has a variety of different meanings depending on who you ask. The story explains that the individual who receives the baby provides the next celebration, or will receive good luck and prosperity throughout the new year.
Three Brothers Bakery offers the traditional cinnamon King Cake, which is a family favorite. Today, we offer a wider variety of flavors. Click here for more > Mardi Gras King Cake.