Shreveport’s 7 King Cake Commandments We All Swear By
We All Love Mardi Gras and the Goodness That Comes Along With the Carnival Season.
Mardi Gras means King Cakes for all and there is no shortage of delicious King Cakes in Shreveport-Bossier.
"What is a King Cake?"
This is my favorite question to answer. You see up until 2016 I had never tried a king cake. I had no idea that I was missing out on one of the most beautiful gifts to bless the great Bayou state. I felt a great epiphany when I first took the delicious king cake from Tubb's to my lips. I have been hooked ever since.
King cake is a New Orleans delicacy, a perfectly smothered brioche cake with white icing and sugar in the colors of Mardi Gras green, purple, and gold. In many cases, there's a plastic baby, hidden inside each one. I prefer when they load it up with cream cheese inside and leave the baby outside of the cake this way I don't accidentally crack a tooth on a baby.
What are the Rules When It Comes to King Cake Consumption?
What happens when you dig into your king cake and you get the baby? What are the rules that we all swear by when it comes to eating king cake? We decided to talk it out and here are the rules we all follow when it comes to king cake.
1. The Knife Stays In the Box Until the King Cake is Gone.
This is a rule we all follow. The cake needs to be easily accessed and when the urge hits you and you need a slice of cake you shouldn't have to look around for a knife.
2. If You Find the Baby You Need to Buy a New King Cake.
This is probably the most popular rule that we all know and swear by. If you're the lucky person who gets the baby, you need to be the one to get the replacement cake.
3. The King Cake Must Be Replaced Within 48 Hours.
If you're the lucky person who gets the baby, you need to be the one to get the replacement cake and there is a time limit on it, you need to replace that cake ASAP or within 48 hours.
4. Any King Cake Purchased Outside of the Season Must Be Consumed Within the Privacy of Your Own Home.
This rule I am not mad about, have you ever taken a Tubb's King Cake out of the freezer on July 4th? It's one of the best feelings ever, however, you do get a lot of judgmental looks.
5. If Your King Cake Goes Stale It Must Be Buried or Thrown Into the Red River.
Any King Cake that goes stale shall be buried or cremated and scattered into the Red River.
5B/6. Anyone Who Allows Delicious King Cake to Go Stale Must Follow the Same Fate of the King Cake.
Shame on you for allowing this cake to go stale.
7. If the Bread Can't Stand On Its Own You Should Skip the Cake Altogether.
Simply put, if the bread on the King Cake isn't something you can eat by itself don't bother dressing it up and calling it a King Cake.