How to Make King's Cake for Mardi Gras
King's cakes are a traditional Mardi Gras food derived from the English Twelfth Night festivity of baking a cake at the end of the 12 days of Christmas and including a bean or pea in the batter. . The person who received the hidden bean in their slice was designated King or Queen for the party. Today, the king's cake is more like bread topped with icing sugar. Inside, a tiny plastic baby is baked into the cake, and whoever finds it in their slice must bake next year's king's cake or host next year's party.