There’s a great story behind everything. Behind a piece of art, your favorite song- heck, even behind your friendly neighborhood bakery! This Mardi Gras season lends itself to tons of culture and history, and we at Three Brothers Bakery want to celebrate with you.
The dessert associated most with Mardi Gras is the almighty (and mighty delectable!) KING CAKE. King cakes can be found in a variety of forms, but typically they come in a round ring of sweet, cinnamony bread, with a choice of fillings and topped with icing, sprinkles and of course the all famous Mardi Gras colored beads. King cakes are found with either a little baby hidden inside or chocolate coins. The one who finds the prize is the recipient of much good luck and, most importantly, is responsible for bringing the King Cake to the next party!
King cakes are typically in season from the end of the Twelve Days of Christmas (Twelfth Night and Epiphany Day) through Mardi Gras day, which falls on Tuesday, March 8, 2011. The name “king cake” comes from the story of the Biblical three kings. Catholic tradition states that the three kings journeyed from Bethlehem over the duration of twelve days Ever wondered where the 12 days of Christmas came from? Now you know!
Another item that many oftentimes associate with Mardi Gras are the fun and colorful Mardi Gras masks! These feathered masks are fun to make and definitely take place of other, well, questionable Mardi Gras activities. To download templates and view the instructions on how to make your own fun masks, visit the DLTK-Kids Website here.
Last but not least, don’t forget to visit Three Brothers Bakery for sweets and treats this Mardi Gras! It may be a month before we see you (as we know many give up sweets for Lent), but then again, don’t forget – we offer tons of yummy, healthy breads and sugar-free items as well!