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King Cakes: A baby Jesus is placed in the cake in the pre-Lent celebration of Mardi Gras and the person who gets the piece of cake with the baby Jesus has various privileges and obligations bestowed on them. The King Cake takes it's name from the biblical three kings. In Catholic liturgical tradition, the Solemnity of Epiphany - commemorated on January 6 - celebrates the visit of the Magi to the Christ Child. The Eve of Epiphany (the night of January 5) is popularly known as Twelfth Night (the 12 Days of Christmas are counted from Christmas Eve until this night). The season for king cake extends from the end of the Twelve Days of Christmas, up until Mardi Gras, or "Fat Tuesday;" the day before the start of Lent. Some organizations or groups of friends may have "king cake parties" every week through the Carnival season.

The Baby Jesus

In the U.S. Gulf Coast since the 1950s, the most common trinket has been a small plastic baby doll. Earlier ceramic baby boys as trinkets are documented in New Orleans back to the 1930s. A king wearing a crown is the next most common trinket. Other figures have been seen historically, and starting in the 1990s again became more common in the more expensive "gourmet" varieties of king cake. In New Orleans in recent years, figurines are sold that reference particular Mardi Gras traditions such as parade floats. The common plastic baby of today is usually colored pink, brown, white or gold.

Gulf Coast king cake

The king cake of the Louisiana tradition comes in a number of styles. The most simple, said to be the most traditional, is a ring of twisted cinnamon roll-style dough topped with icing or sugar, usually colored purple, green, and gold (the traditional Mardi Gras colors) with food coloring. In 1972, a small bakery in Picayune, Mississippi  started adding fillings to king cakes - the most common being cream cheese, praline, cinnamon, or strawberry.   It has become customary in the Southern culture that whoever finds the trinket must provide the next king cake or host the next Mardi Gras party.

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