It sounds much better as Mardi Gras, doesn’t it? The party to end all parties for Mardi Gras has always been New Orleans (in the USA). St. Louis has become a close second. In fact,like New Orleans, the festivities last for a couple of weeks. It’s quite fun and exactly what is needed in the dead of February. One thing I have noticed that is not discussed much is the King Cake. It’s a sweet bread with a filling and icing and decorations. It is also filled with this:
It’s blurry because it’s really little and my camera doesn’t have good close-up capabilities. It’s a plastic baby. This little tyke is inserted in the King Cake and whoever gets it supplies the King Cake for the next year. I made the cake (it’s alot like brioche)
Then, I let it cool a little bit and added the icing. The final bit was the sugars in Mardi Gras colors, of course!!
Those colors regardless of your monitor are green, gold and purple. BTW, it was quite delicious.
And, since we’re on a roll. Here’s my soundtrack for today. Look at the hair and the shoulders. So, 1987;–)
Have a good one!
P.S. Nobody has copped to finding the baby yet. It’ll probably be Mom or me since I’m the one who bakes the most. It really doesn’t matter, but adds to the fun.
P.S.S. I know Fat Tuesday isn’t until next week. We took some liberties.