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The King Cake and Plastic Baby

This special Mardi Gras dessert can be traced back to the 18th century, brought over by Spanish and French colonists. Tradition has it that if you get the piece with the plastic baby, you get to host the next party/ buy the next King Cake. Try serving a cake this colorful any other day of the year and you may get a few stray glances!

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