by Julianne, age 9
When it’s Mardi Gras time in New Orleans, people celebrate with King Cake. This is a special dessert made with Danish pastry dough and covered with colored sugar.
The best part is that there is a toy baby inside. Whoever gets the baby doll gets to be king or queen for the day. Then it’s also that person’s job to give the Mardi Gras party the next year.
I like how the people who get the baby are crowned king or queen. Do they get a crown? I hope so. A crown sounds cool.
Mardi Gras means “Fat Tuesday” in French and is the beginning of Lent, which is the time before Easter. To me, the colors of the sugar on the cake look like Easter.
That’s a lot of sugar! If I made this cake, it would get too tempting and I would want to eat it before it was served!