As the Mardi Gras season is in full swing, the coveted king cake has made its reappearance for yet another year. Although this year's festivities will appear different, the traditions of the king cake remain the same.
As all true lovers of the season know, finding the baby inside of the king cake is the staple prize becoming the heart of king cake traditions. And, alike other traditions, this one comes with a very specific true to form rule.
Mardi Gras patron Anginette Williams spoke on the sacred tradition. "The person that gets the baby is always the one that buys the next king cake. What a great tradition to make sure that nobody ever purchases a king cake twice," she said.
The tradition of the baby being placed in the king cake can be traced back over 100 years to when king cakes made their way from France to Louisiana in 1870. It's a fun game of suspense as you never know which bite of the Mardi Gras colored dessert will have the prize.
To fulfill the tradition of Mardi Gras, never forget to pick up a king cake when its your turn to avoid bad luck. And as always, laissez le bon temps rouler.