So why is that cake funny colors? And whats with the plastic baby?
It represents the three biblical kings, and is in a circle to represent unity. In 1892 the famous Rex Parade theme Symbolism of Colors gave meaning and purpose to the colors: purple for justice; green, faith; and gold, power. After then New Orleans had stocked up on these colors, when LSU picked out their colors they chose Gold and Purple leaving Tulane the other college in the area with Green. Geaux Tigers!! So WAIT whats with the plastic baby?? Baby Jesus was hard to find for the 3 wise men so if you find the baby, you bring the next cake to work/school/home :)
It was Praline flavored BUT we used to always get cherry and cream cheese so I kinda altered the recipee.
I followed the instructions on the box until I got to the filling part...
There was waiting around for the yeast and I was wanting to eat it ASAP....
I mixed 1 package of cream cheese and 3/4 of a can - Cherry Pie Filling
Pinch it tight to hold in the YUMMIES!!
The frosting drys fast so sprinkly
quickly as you put on the icing.
Okay now that's the best king cake I've had since Baton Rouge!
(but NOTHINGS as good as the Nabors Bakery in Baton Rouge)