happy mardi gras! last may h and i took a weekend trip to New Orleans, i have never been to the city during Mardi Gras and I am sure it quite party with lots of treats, including the infamous king cake.
the first time i heard about king cake was in high school french class. after a few bites i was shocked to find a plastic bebe doll in my pastry. who bakes a cake with toys inside?! i didn't realize that finding the bebe meant i was responsible for buying next years cake... good thing it was senior french class ;)
if you are feeling ambitious and want to make your own kings cake, check out this recipe (it has tips on where to put the little bebe).
i hope you all have a fantastic night and celebrate mardi gras with a sweet treat! i will most likely be having a girl scout cookie or two. or four. what about you? what's your favorite sweet treat?