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Happy Mardi Gras

Post by robotland » Tue Feb 08, 2005 5:37 am

I made two King Cakes and plan to play Dirty Dozen Brass Band all day....Anyone else throwin' down for Fat Tuesday?
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Post by robotland » Tue Feb 08, 2005 12:39 pm

I guess everyone gave this thread up for Lent.
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Post by regynalonglank » Tue Feb 08, 2005 3:20 pm

the hell you say >:) woo hoo!
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Post by Donita » Tue Feb 08, 2005 4:56 pm

Okay, what's a King Cake and how do you make one?

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Post by Magikal » Wed Feb 09, 2005 4:25 am

I did stop by the bar last night to bend the elbow with some friends. Even had an erzatz Hurricane! (not quite as good as a real one) They did have a Mardi Gras thingie here Insane Diego, but you had to pay to get in, it was downtown (read: no parking), and hey, it's Tuesday. Who the heck parties on Tuesday except committed drunks? And I'm only a casual drunk!
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King Cake

Post by kampkalamazoo » Wed Feb 09, 2005 4:34 pm

Donita wrote:Okay, what's a King Cake and how do you make one?
It's a ring-shaped, breadlike or coffeecake-like cake with a little plastic baby hidden somewhere within...(sometimes a coin, instead.) The person that gets the baby has to have the next mardi Gras party, or at least make the next cake. They're decorated with gold, green and purple sugar- The colors of Rex (King of Mardi Gras) and of Mardi Gras itself.
I think they're technically supposed to be made and served for Candlemas, which is around January 6 or so, but they're frequently served on Fat Tuesday or otherwise during Mardi Gras itself. Polish Catholics and bakery fans know Fat Tuesday to be "Poonchkey" day as well- They're like jelly or custard-filled doughnuts.
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Re: King Cake

Post by theCryptofishist » Wed Feb 09, 2005 4:39 pm

kampkalamazoo wrote:
Donita wrote:Okay, what's a King Cake and how do you make one?
It's a ring-shaped, breadlike or coffeecake-like cake with a little plastic baby hidden somewhere within...(sometimes a coin, instead.) The person that gets the baby has to have the next mardi Gras party, or at least make the next cake. They're decorated with gold, green and purple sugar- The colors of Rex (King of Mardi Gras) and of Mardi Gras itself.
I think they're technically supposed to be made and served for Candlemas, which is around January 6 or so, but they're frequently served on Fat Tuesday or otherwise during Mardi Gras itself. Polish Catholics and bakery fans know Fat Tuesday to be "Poonchkey" day as well- They're like jelly or custard-filled doughnuts.
My mother would make something simelier for 12tn Night or Epiphany--the 6th of January or the days when the magi finally made it to the stable. (a quick google search for candlemas got me Feb 2 as the date>) She used a bean. It was also crappy tasting cake.
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Post by AntiM » Wed Feb 09, 2005 4:45 pm

That's so bizarre, Feb 2nd in Japan is a folk festival; the kids go around the neighborhood and throw beans in the houses to drive out any demons for the coming new year. Can't remember what it was called, I do remember they'd come around to our place too. You were supposed to give them treats.


(just my rambling mind connecting feb 2 and beans ... going back to sleep now)

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Post by theCryptofishist » Wed Feb 09, 2005 4:47 pm

That's alright AntiM. I was googling catholic calenders and got reminded of the Feast of the Circumcision and the Assumption of the Virgin. Those always crack me up in the most irreverent way.
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Ok, so you didn't make Mardi Gras this year...

Post by Rage » Wed Feb 09, 2005 9:20 pm

Here is an alternative...

Http://neworleansgetaway.tribe.net
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