3.08.2011

let them eat cake.

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? 


xoxo, 
jcd
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31 comments

  1. That's so funny! My favorite candy is by far twizzlers. I'm obsessed.

    XO
    Kendra

    PIECE OF CAKE. PEACE OF MIND.

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  2. happy mardi gras to you!! ;) I've never heard about the king cake...funny thing ;))

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  3. Mmmmm does a margarita count as a sweet treat? I get to go to happy hour tonight :)

    xoxo,
    Joelle

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  4. How fun! One of these days I'll make it to the Gras!

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  5. Happy Fat Tuesday...I'm more of a salty gal than a sweet gal... so I might indulge in some chips tonight :)

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  6. i love the king cake! we also had it in french class, along with my other favorite, the christmas buche de noel that looks like a log! delish!

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  7. p.s. what's your newest blog crawl about? i want in!

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  8. I like King Cakes too!:D

    Happy Tuesday!:D

    ***** Marie *****
    allthingsmarie.com

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  9. I went to NOLA a few years ago & had a blast! I don't think I could handle going there for Mardi Gras... it was too crazy on just a normal weekend for me!

    Happy (fat) Tuesday!

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  10. Hahahaa! Yes, good thing it was SENIOR french class :)

    I've never been down there...Mardi Gras was fun to celebrate when I was in high school/college but even then I didn't really celebrate. So I guess I'll celebrate tonight with some ice cream or something? Who knows!

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  11. i just ate the last girlscout cookie. i found it under my bed. shameful.

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  12. I passed the sweet blog award onto you.. come check it out :)

     PIECE OF CAKE. PEACE OF MIND.

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  13. love these photos and my kids would love this cake!

    yes, do tell about the blog crawl??

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  14. the spring escape blog crawl starts next monday! i have a group of v special bloggers lined up to post about their dream vacations, real getaways and packing tips :) xoxox jcd

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  15. Happy Mardi Gras!!! Fat Tuesday at its best! :)

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  16. I really need to make one of those amazing cakes.

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  17. A friend of mine broke her tooth on the baby in a kings cake when she was little! Just typing that out makes me laugh!

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  18. oh your blog is so adorableeee

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  19. My favorite sweet treat is bread pudding, hands down!

    Also, can we talk about how the word bebe is so much cuter than the word baby? Because it is :)

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  20. So funny...my first memory of a King Cake too was in a French class too. I believe it was sometime in Middle School. I wasn't lucky enough to find the Bebe though ;)

    I think I'll be enjoying a few thin mints tonight as well. Girl Scout cookies are THE best.

    Happy Mardi Gras!

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  21. Never heard of this before, but it sounds so funny and the cakes looks like a fantasy cake!

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  22. Hope you're enjoying Fat Tuesday, even if today you're not in NOLA! I had my first taste of King Cake in French class, too!

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  23. I'm a sucker for...chocolate!

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  24. Haha that would have been a great surprise. I think choc mint biscuits or choc mint ice cream is always welcome.

    P.S. I hope you have received the giveaway package you won while ago.

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  25. happy fat tuesday doll!

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  26. Our office king cake had a huge label that says DO NOT EAT BABY, which we yelled at each other all day long. :)

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  27. Eclairs for me!

    Thanks for the recipe. FUN!

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  28. Haha I never knew about this tradition! - That's so funny :)

    xoxo
    Jenna

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  29. Such a cool blog! Love the complilation of photos! great work guys :)
    xox
    Marusya V
    http://crashingred.com

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  30. Wow..that is such a fun post. I love love love the cake and I hope you had a lovely evening, sweetie
    Hugs and kisses

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  31. I have never once had a piece of King's Cake, and I'm feeling very sad about that. Next year :)

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