The King Cake tradition originated in France as a way to celebrate the Feast of the Epiphany on January 6. People would bake a special cake, called a King Cake, to honor the three kings who brought gifts to the baby Jesus. Hidden inside each cake was a lucky charm. The person who found it became “king for the day” and wore a gold paper crown, which symbolized royalty.
Today the custom continues and is a vibrant part of the Mardi Gras tradition. Our Daily Bread is baking King Cake and adding an exciting twist to the tradition. People who collect the lucky charms can use them toward the following throughout the Mardi Gras season:
- 1 Charm = Free slice of King Cake on Mardi Gras (Feb. 28)
- 5 Charms = 50% off one ticket to March dinner event
- 10 Charms = Free ticket to March dinner event
One lucky person will find this special silver charm that is good for a free, in-home dinner for four prepared by one of our French chefs.
- Traditional French
- Colorful Mardi Gras
- $16.95 each
An ingredient was missing from the ingredient label of the first few traditional French King Cakes. We have corrected the label to include almonds and apologize for any inconvenience. Please note that the colorful Mardi Gras version does not contain almonds and the label on these cakes is correct.