King Cakes for Mardi Gras at Beck’s

Mardi Gras is February 21!    Celebrate with an authentic King Cake from Beck’s Cajun Cafe.

What is a King Cake?

A King Cake is a traditional Mardi Gras treat:  a braided yeast cake, decorated with purple, green and gold icing, filled with cinnamon and nuts.  They also contain a small plastic baby, bean or other trinket.

Why purple, green and yellow?

These are the traditional Mardi Gras colors:  purple represents justice; green represents faith and yellow represents power.

What’s the deal with the baby?

The tradition holds that the person who finds teh baby has good luck for the coming year, and has to host the next King Cake Party.  Because Mardi Gras is based on the Christian celebration spanning Epiphany to Lent, the baby symbolizes the baby Jesus.

Where does the name come from?

“King Cake” takes its name from the three kings, or Magi, who visited the Christ Child on January 6 or Epiphany.

For the best Cajun food outside of N’Awlins, visit Beck’s Cajun Cafe today and laissez les bons temps rouler!

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2 Responses to “King Cakes for Mardi Gras at Beck’s”

  1. Rita Says:

    The mini king cakes are just amazing, try them with chicory coffee! A special thanks to Nancy at Forget-Me-Not-Chocolates in Berlin, nj for doing such a wonderful job!

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