Monday, February 20, 2012

The King and his Court

Be it that today is the eve of Fat Tuesday, we thought we would treat  the kids to a little break from the norm after dinner and introduce them to the traditional Mardi Gras King Cake.  Can you guess which our no-so-little ones found the baby in the cake...

Can you see the baby's feet?

Parker feverishly ate his cake in search of the baby, and more importantly the title "King of the House."  But it was the much more meticulous Lleyton who slowly worked his way through the delicious cake and found the baby.  Addy, who I would have pegged as one that would have loved the idea of eating cake and possibly being called Queen didn't seem too interested.  My guess is that no matter whether or not she found the baby, she considers herself the queen of the house. 

Think Lleyton was excited to be crowned our King?

As the tradition outlines, the King or Queen is responsible for the following year's cake.  So we'll have to see if King Lleyton can hone his baking skills over the next 12 months.  I am guessing he will be recruiting the help of his jesters come next Mardi Gras eve.