Have you heard of King Cakes? Well, what about Kringle King Cakes? In Louisiana, Mardi Gras season and King Cakes go hand in hand. This special cake honors the three wise men who bore gifts for the Christ Child after Christmas. Mardi Gras season traditionally begins 47 days prior to Easter Sunday. So this year it will be celebrated starting sometime around February 12. Inside each king cake is a tiny baby (generally plastic) and whoever gets the slice of cake with the baby is asked to host the next King Cake party. What a fun tradition!
In Wisconsin, instead of the traditional king cakes we have Kringle King Cakes.
The Kringle King Cake is decorated in official Mardi Gras colors – green stands for faith,gold represents power, and purple means justice. The Kringle King cake is made using kringle pasty (feather light layers of Danish pastry) with a moist cream cheese filling. Enclosed with each cake are three strands of colorful Mardi Gras beads, a plastic baby and the King Cake story. Enjoy a little bit of New Orleans straight from Wisconsin.
Want to make your Mardi Gras party even more Wisconsin-y? Try this crock pot recipe for gumbo with bratwurst.