Mardi Gras King Cake
The King Cake is a New Orleans tradition that involves a pastry, a tiny plastic baby, and a party. King Cake is baked with a tiny plastic baby hidden inside; whoever gets the slice with the baby in it has to host the next party. Make sure to buy a new tiny plastic baby so you can get the full effect from this cake! Sprinkle with purple, green, and gold sugar, or decorate with whole pecans and candied cherries.