For some reason, things happen thru the years, and things that were once so fun, well just aren’t as exciting. For me personally, I LOVE Mardi Gras!!! But more than that, I LOVE my “King Cakes.”
After several lawsuits, apparently those making King Cakes have decided to no longer hide the baby inside the cake. While I can’t at this particular time cite a case, I’m sure someone sued a baker because they choked on the hidden baby. Somebody eating the cake probably choked on the baby, and felt that the baker was responsible. Hence, the baby is now on the the outside of the cake when you buy it.
The fun of hunting for the baby in the King Cake is now a thing of the past. While I certainly can’t blame the bakers, I do directly blame those who have sued them. Shame on you for not only taking the fun out of our King cakes, but also shame on you for taking away a tradition. I guess its the world we live in right? I just wish we could bite into a King Cake and hope that the piece of cake we have is home to the hidden baby. True, you could hide the baby in the cake after you purchase it, but that’s like wrapping your own Christmas Gifts….Not fun!!! Any way, continue to eat King Cake, and HAPPY MARDI GRAS!!!!