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A Little Bit About the King Cake

The name “king cake” comes from the Biblical story of the three kings who bring gifts to Baby Jesus.  Its oval shape and festive colors give it a unique appeal. The three colors represent royalty:  gold (power); purple (justice); green (faith). The shape of the cake symbolizes the unity of faiths.

Hidden in its interior, or under a slice, is a small plastic baby which symbolizes baby Jesus. Whoever finds it is known as the king and is rewarded with luck and prosperity.  The king must either bring the next cake or throw a party, thus sparking an unending round of food and fun. Whether at the workplace, school or home - king cake is a gift that keeps on giving throughout the Mardi Gras season.  King cake season officially begins on the holy day of the Epiphany, which is observed on January 6th and ends on Mardi Gras day.

Traditionally the king cake is made of an almond-filled puff pastry and topped with a royal icing.  Today, the variety of king cakes are endless.  However, the shape and colors remain, along with the tradition of the baby.  At Popcorn Plus, you guessed it, our king cake is made of Caramel Popcorn and topped with white chocolate and colored with the royal colors of Mardi Gras.  This unique version is one that any popcorn lover will enjoy.

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