Saturday Smile: Baby Cake

My sister Bec hosts a Mardi Gras party every year. Last year, however, the party was a no go because of COVID.

One of the traditions around a true blue Mardi Gras party is the King Cake, a coffee cake concoction that includes a tiny plastic baby inside. Tradition says the person who gets the piece of cake containing the baby hosts the next Mardi Gras party. Bec holds true to tradition, and serves a couple of King Cakes at her party, both which contain a baby. At the last party two years ago, my great niece, then 7-year-old Lexie, got the piece containing the baby. Apparently, in her mind, the person who got the baby had to bring the King Cake the next year.

Fast forward to 2022. Bec’s party is this afternoon. Our niece Kacy confided to Bec that Lexie — now 9 – was very nervous because she didn’t have the King Cake she believed she was obligated to bring. Kacy confided Lexie’s concerns to Bec, who assured her that Lexie didn’t need to bring a cake. I’m certain Lexie was very relieved and could go back to worrying about Tic Toc videos….

Lexie at the Mardi Gras party two years ago when she was “lucky” enough to get the piece of cake containing the baby.

Have a great weekend.

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