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Win a King Cake from the Ambrosia Bakery!

Published: Jan. 14, 2008 at 7:39 AM CST|Updated: Mar. 8, 2011 at 2:39 PM CST
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Find the baby in the King Cake above and register for a chance to win a delicious King Cake courtesy of the Ambrosia Bakery!  We will be giving away 9 King Cakes prior to Mardi Gras, register today!

Pre-Order your King Cake from Ambrosia and have it ready for quick pick-up!

Ambrosia Bakery * 11358 Perkins Road * Baton Rouge * (225) 763-6489
Hours Tue-Fri 6:30am-6:00pm / Sat 6:30am-5:00pm / Sun 6:30am-1pm



The Tradition of King Cakes (courtesy of AmbrosiaBakery.com)

The Epiphany, or Little Christmas, is observed on January 6 in many Christian churches. This day has come to be known as "King's Day."

Since the 1300's, the day has honored the meeting of the Three Wise Men with the infant Jesus. King Cakes became part of the celebration to symbolize the finding of baby Jesus.

Traditionally, King Cakes are oval-shaped to show unity of all Christians. The Mardi Gras season which begins on this "Twelfth Night" (January 6), is expressed on King Cakes by using the carnival colors of green, yellow, and purple. Some bakers also decorate the cakes in red to symbolize the life of Jesus.

As a King Cake is cut, each person awaits anxiously for his or her piece to locate the small baby. The person who finds the baby is obligated to bring a King Cake to the next seasonal celebration.  (Included with each shipper King Cake is a 4-Cup Pack of Coffee, a Mardi Gras cup and a "Baby and Bead Packet" with a "History" of the King Cake, Mardi Gras beads and a baby. CAUTION! A NON-EDIBLE BABY FIGURE IS INSERTED INSIDE YOUR KINGCAKE!)

Start this local tradition in your home, office, or class. King Cake season ends on Fat Tuesday, the day before the season of Lent begins.