Mardi Gras
Order Your King Cakes Today
Call The Bakery Shoppe
704/987-8225 in Huntersville

King Cake
- Cinnamon Filled

King Cake
Topped with Cheese

King Cake
Topped with Apple

King Cake
Topped with Lemon


Celebrate Mardi Gras

As part of the celebration of Mardi Gras, it is traditional to have an round coffee cake-type pastry--King Cake-- in honor of the three kings - the King Cake. The shape of a King Cake symbolizes the unity of faiths. Each cake is decorated in the traditional Mardi Gras colors: purple represents justice, green represents faith and gold represents power. A small plastic baby, symbolizing the baby Jesus, is hidden inside the cake.  Traditionally the person who gets the baby in their piece is rewarded with good luck and is crowned "king" then buys the next cake or throws the next party;  King Cake parties are held throughout the Mardi Gras season beginning January 6 and continue until Fat Tuesday, the day before Ash Wednesday.. In offices, classrooms, and homes throughout the city, King Cakes are sliced and enjoyed by all. Like the biblical story, the "search for the baby" adds excitement, as each person waits to see in whose slice of cake the baby will be discovered.

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