We were fortunate enough to be invited to celebrate Fat Tuesday at a new friend’s house, and she threw a traditional bash complete with muffaletta sandwiches and King Cake.
Traditionally, King Cake has a small plastic baby inside (some say it represents the baby Jesus), and the person who gets the piece of cake with the trinket has various privileges and obligations. According to the guests at the party we attended, whoever gets the baby hosts next year’s Fat Tuesday party.
Only we didn’t find any babies in this year’s cake. (I was grateful — the last thing I need right now is a baby!).
Here’s to this last day before Lent!