Jan 18, 2010

Daddy's Cake

Recently Stella got her first taste of a South Louisiana delicacy, king cake, or as she calls it, "Daddy's Cake." Stella happened to be enjoying this tasty treat on the first day of King Cake season, January 6th, also known as Epiphany or Twelfth Night. Legend has it that is the day that the wise men visited the Christ child. The King Cake is tied to the magi in a few significant ways. Other than sharing January 6th as its arrival date, the three colors of sugar on top are symbolic of the jeweled crowns that the three kings wore. Even the shape of the cake reminds us of the roundabout way that the wise men returned home to confuse King Herod and keep baby Jesus safe. Somewhere hidden in their wandering is a tiny baby, to remind us of the reason for their journey.
It is quite obvious that our sweet baby loves her "Daddy Cake." We hope that as she grows she will come to savor a relationship with her Heavenly "Daddy" that is much sweeter than this sugar-covered confection. For now, we'll teach her about baby Jesus and enjoy kissing the sweet, sticky frosting off her precious little face!

Happy Mardi Gras!