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.
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.
You can celebrate Mardi Gras this week with a Kings Cake-inspired Royal Cupcake at Disney’s Port Orleans Resort.
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!
At Disneyland, the Mardi Gras cupcakes are lemon flavored this year.
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