King Cake, Mardi Gras’ Traditional Sweet Dessert

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Tri-colored King Cake with a tiny baby figure hidden inside.

King Cake is a colorful Mardi Gras dessert that has special meaning and an added surprise.

This cake has its origins in France and Spain.  It is shaped like a crown and is part of the Mardi Gras – Fat Tuesday, February 25th – celebration.  The sweet treat is enjoyed before the 40 day Lenten fasting period leading up to Easter.

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It’s more like a breakfast coffee cake than a birthday cake.

Hidden inside each cake is a tiny plastic baby symbolizing the Christ Child.  Whomever receives the piece containing the hidden treasure is ‘King for the Day’ and is said to have good luck for the rest of the year.

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Royal Cupcake at Port Orleans. No baby figure hidden inside, but it is filled with buttercream frosting. $6

You can celebrate Mardi Gras this week with a Kings Cake-inspired Royal Cupcake at Disney’s Port Orleans Resort.

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Cupcakes and beignets at Sassagoula Floatworks & Food Factory

Or, stop by the Sassagoula Floatworks & Food Factory for a delicious yellow cupcake topped with purple, green, and gold frosting and a white chocolate piece decorated with fleur de lis, crowns and, while there, try their famous freshly-made Mickey beignets!

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Freshly made beignets!

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My beignets!  ❤

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Mardi Gras fun at Disneyland

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Princess Tiana is wearing her winter gown for Mardi Gras!

At Disneyland, the Mardi Gras cupcakes are lemon flavored this year.

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Disneyland’s 3-layer Cake: The delicious Mardi Gras Coconut Cake!

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Disneyland: The Lemon Royal Cupcake, with lemon butter crème inside and decorated with royal-colored frosting. $6

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Happy Mardi Gras 2020!  Mardi Gras King Mickey and Queen Minnie

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February 25, 2020

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Princess Tiana leading the parade.

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King Mickey treating his queen right!

We’ve written two books about our time working – and playing – as Disney Cast Members at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida.

Both are available on Amazon.com in paperback and Kindle:  Two Girls and a Mouse Tale and Adventures in the Animal Kingdom.

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Adventures in the Animal Kingdom

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Meeting Princess Tiana

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Elly trying on the new Minnie Mardi Gras Ears

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