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Daniel Carter, creative director of MAKE, says:
A good old Cajun friend of mine, nicknamed Pecanhead, sent Angelica and me a
"World Famous Mardi Gras King Cake" direct from New Orleans this week. It
arrived today, and it is magnificently strange, delicious, colorful and
bizarre. It tastes like a giant cinnamon roll with bavarian cream filling
and sugary frosting and sprinkles on top. Apparently, you can order all
sorts of fillings.
Here's the official inventory: A 2-pound gourmet King Cake with bavarian cream filling, a Mardi Gras can insulator, Mardi Gras throw beads, two tiny babies (a.k.a. Baby Jesus, this being a cake celebrating "King's
Day," also referred to as The Epiphany) and some Mardi Gras doubloons.
One of the babies is supposed to be
hidden inside the oval cake, and whoever gets the baby Jesus is obligated to
bring a king cake to the next party. We didn't know that part, so instead we
have him displayed on top of our cake.
Order your own delicious and festive cake here.