What Is King Cake?

The concept behind the king cake is simple. It’s a cake made from cinnamon and honey with a hollow circle, and somewhere inside the cake is a small plastic baby doll. Whoever finds the figurine in their slice must bake or purchase the next cake.

How did this tradition come about? It all began in Europe, with the advent of the celebration of Epiphany, a Christian holiday that takes place 12 days after Christmas, celebrated in many parts of the world. The original interpretation of the cake is that it is a symbol for the three wise men who brought gifts for the baby Jesus. The celebration culminates in a grand feast and an exchange of gifts among family and friends.

However, here in the United States, the king cake is most often associated with the celebration of Mardi Gras. The top of the cake is decorated with the trademark symbolic colors of the celebration — purple, green, and gold, each representing justice, faith, and power, respectively. Here, the hidden surprise takes on another meaning. It is often said that whoever is lucky enough to receive that slice with the figurine becomes the king or queen for a day — surely a welcome surprise, unless, that is, one is unfortunate enough to bite down on the doll. So eat your king cake carefully…Click Here For King Cake Recipe.

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Best Lingerie Fashion Shows of 2011

Every girl should have a set of sexy lingerie in her closet. If you're thinking of treating yourself this Christmas, why not spoil yourself with lingerie and get some inspiration from this year's sexiest lingerie fashion shows. Click next to see not only Victoria's Secret's best undergarments, but also other brands from all over the world.

 

Gisele Bundchen walks the runway during the 'Hope' Valentine Day Special Collection Launch Fashion Show on May 12, 2011 in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

 

Gisele Bundchen walks the runway during the 'Hope' Valentine Day Special Collection Launch Fashion Show on May 12, 2011 in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

 

A model walks the runway during the Koleston by Amulette show on day two of Colombiamoda 2011 at Plaza Mayor on July 26, 2011 in Medellin, Colombia.

 

A model walks the runway during the Koleston by Amulette show on day two of Colombiamoda 2011 at Plaza Mayor on July 26, 2011 in Medellin, Colombia.

 

A model walks the runway during the Koleston by Amulette show on day two of Colombiamoda 2011 at Plaza Mayor on July 26, 2011 in Medellin, Colombia.

 

A model wearing La Perla poses at the La La Perla Fashion Show At Nikki Beach at TIFF Bell Lightbox on September 12, 2011 in Toronto, Canada.

 

model wears a creation by Hope during the Hope Lingerie Show, in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Thursday, May 12, 2011.

 

A model wears a creation by Hope, during the Hope Lingerie Show, in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Thursday, May 12, 2011.

 

A model showcases lingerie brand Triumph's 2011 collection during the annual Singapore Fashion Festival Wednesday, May 18, 2011 in Singapore.

 

A model showcases a piece from the Triumph Lingerie Competition during the annual Singapore Fashion Festival Wednesday, May 18, 2011 in Singapore.

 

A model displays latest lingerie creation designed by Aimer during China Fashion Week in Beijing, China, Monday, Oct. 24, 2011.

A model presents lingerie at the Ordifen Cup China Lingerie Design Contest during the China Fashion Week in Beijing, China, Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2011.

 

A model presents lingerie at the Ordifen Cup China Lingerie Design Contest during the China Fashion Week in Beijing, China, Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2011.

 

Model Adriana Lima walks the runway during the 2011 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at the Lexington Avenue Armory on November 9, 2011 in New York City.

 

Miranda Kerr models the $2.5 million dollar bra on the runway during the 2011 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at the Lexington Avenue Armory on November 9, 2011 in New York City.

 

Miranda Kerr models the $2.5 million dollar bra on the runway during the 2011 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at the Lexington Avenue Armory on November 9, 2011 in New York City.

Miranda Kerr models the $2.5 million dollar bra on the runway during the 2011 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at the Lexington Avenue Armory on November 9, 2011 in New York City.

 

Miranda Kerr models the $2.5 million dollar bra on the runway during the 2011 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at the Lexington Avenue Armory on November 9, 2011 in New York City.

 

Model Miranda Kerr walks the runway during the 2011 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at the Lexington Avenue Armory on November 9, 2011 in New York City.

 

Model Constance Jablonski walks the runway during the 2011 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at the Lexington Avenue Armory on November 9, 2011 in New York City.

 

Model Shannan Click walks the runway during the 2011 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at the Lexington Avenue Armory on November 9, 2011 in New York City.

 

Model Candice Swanepoel walks the runway during the 2011 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at the Lexington Avenue Armory on November 9, 2011 in New York City.

 

Model Lily Donaldson walks the runway during the 2011 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at the Lexington Avenue Armory on November 9, 2011 in New York City.

 

Model Caroline Winberg walks the runway during the 2011 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at the Lexington Avenue Armory on November 9, 2011 in New York City.

Model Miranda Kerr walks the runway during the 2011 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at the Lexington Avenue Armory on November 9, 2011 in New York City.

 

Adam Levine (L) performs while Erin Heatherton models during the 2011 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at the Lexington Avenue Armory on November 9, 2011 in New York City.

 

Erin Heatherton models during the 2011 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at the Lexington Avenue Armory on November 9, 2011 in New York City.

 

Model Lily Donaldson walks the runway during the 2011 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at the Lexington Avenue Armory on November 9, 2011 in New York City.

 

Model Bregje Heinen walks the runway during the 2011 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at the Lexington Avenue Armory on November 9, 2011 in New York City.

 

Model Flavia de Oliveira walks the runway during the 2011 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at the Lexington Avenue Armory on November 9, 2011 in New York City.

 

A model wears a creation by the Colombian lingerie company Ronied during a promotional event on a passenger plane run by Bolivia's state airline BoA during a commerial flight from La Paz to Cochabamba, Bolivia, Friday Dec. 9, 2011.

 

A model wears a creation by the Colombian lingerie company Ronied during a promotional event on a passenger plane run by Bolivia's state airline BoA during a commerial flight from La Paz to Cochabamba, Bolivia, Friday Dec. 9, 2011.

 

Models wear creations by the Colombian lingerie company Ronied during a promotional event on a passenger plane run by Bolivia's state airline BoA during a commerial flight from La Paz to Cochabamba, Bolivia, Friday Dec. 9, 2011.

Hollywood’s Battle Of The Bulge

Hollywood’s Battle Of The Bulge: Thin and then there is scary skinny LeAnn Rimes and Eddie Cibrian finally. newlyweds their schedules cleared and Cabo San Lucas for their honeymoon jetted. Rimes warm Mexican Sun to appear under her thin frame. Fortunately, stripped down yet on January 5 while vacationing inMauihealthy frame, which frame a shrinking Rimes appears to have been criticized, found out.

Season four premiere of the MTV hit "Jersey Shore" left. … Wondering what happened to the body of JWOWW? many show audience! After his dramatic weight loss by buxom brunette shocked audiences and have taken him as her new visitors who face. new reality star tweeted about most negative reviews to garner rave reviews. "an audience and j-Woww looks really awkward and skinny thinks?" tweeted.

 

There are very few turtles these days! ' Entourage ' Star Jerry Ferrera herself a "short, chubby Italian kid", but his recent description of slim down with, those days are apparently over.

 

Christina Aguilera fans were stunned when he was in a tight Black Panther and fishnet stockings, Michael Jackson tribute concert-and current rocker Ozzy wearing. daughter of e! Reporter-e to shockingly rough figure slam singer critic used powers! "S "fashion police" he called Osbourne, 26, for the fat years, "said." I was never that fat. George Kotsiopoulos, a partner host "by pointing out that it was this that proved himself getup unflattering to the situation." I am considering this and thinking, ' well, he put on weight. it is not just flattering. "he said on the show but it's just a dirty clothes, no matter what size does not matter is in your body, It is just bad.

 

There is a lot of Moore 's. "five,", 48, Demi Moore's premiere on September 26 in her short film something more than just. lifetime project in support of breast cancer-stepping out-all of which deal with five short films and directed by celebrities including Alicia Keys and Jennifer Aniston Moore looked exceptionally thin. ' it's an eating disorder with restricted calories from overtraining looks more like a nutrition which Moore cure Is told RadarOnline.com.

 

If you have passed, Hill Street Jonah you can't recognise it. "Superbad" actor award in Los Angeles showed his slim figure on pore. According to the daily mail about 40 pounds lost since last December to 27-year-old Hill, who estimated. diet and exercise have lost weight through, Because he thought it was "your weight loss to be healthy this year, he told the Los Angeles Times," it is not fun. "he said of his efforts." I wouldn't say it's the most fun I've ever tried-in my life and I enjoy it on its important. am.

 

Jennifer Hudson at first when he will become the spokesperson for weight watchers Announces 2010 began her massive weight loss but in 2011, he proved that he stop there, back in February ' wan. t Hudson said, ' I go as far as I did not expect. ' apparently singer and actress still can't believe how much he is shrinking.

 

Kirstie Alley also can throw a lot of clothes. actress and former "dancing with the stars ' contestant, 60," entertainment tonight "that she fit into the smallest size shedding pounds in a variety of shapes." I bought clothes, now back in my element, is a staggering 100 pounds lighterFormer ' fat actress ' mind, but I said ' star. ' I honestly feel what I like. "

 

Ricki Lake to J.R. Martinez mirrorball trophy on "dancing with the stars", but the end result can be lost is still bad for her new slender waist. Lake to thank after months of dance method., the show started. ' I lost 25 pounds Lake trophy may be lost, But I got a small waist, "he happily said ' see '.

 

Another is going to trouble the Lohan, actress Lindsay Lohan, Ali Lohan. 17-year-old sister in Los Angeles on September 8, fresh-faced teenager he was just a few months back, appear to be a completely different person was photographed looking like. Ali's new about most alarmingly her dramatic weight loss. other notable changes include lips Fuller looking, a narrower nose, cheekbones and defined that speculation as to whether teens recently have had plastic surgery has been raised her lighter, longer hair, as well as playing some wild new eyebrows, Ali.

 

Heidi Montag June 19 wet Republic party, spent 14 hours a day in the gym that evidence really pay off in Las Vegas was a hot new bikini bod rocking. "I, like, 5 pm to 7 pm now, has been out for two months," she told UsMagazine.com working. ' I was really tough because I have this pool party and I was like I have to stay in shapeHas worked, '' and I really had a lot more weight, "that is to say, he weighed 130 pounds in her huge 5 ' 2" reality star, added.

 

A whole lot less Carrie Fisher's get ready to watch. ' Star Wars ' actress, 54, his 50-pound weight loss in "today show" began during a 24 August presence, and revealed that two of its famous Princess Leia metal pieces to wear to be able to have a step closer. "I metal bikini and floating around the House like an idiot to want, ' He joked to host Ann Curry. "answered: ' the Bell? This old thing? "... I have a line with metal swimsuit for women over 40 will come if you want dignity, you wear over 40 metal bikini.

 

Raven-Symone is not just a new TV show she also go with it as a new body for the new ABC family series is ' the State of Georgia with her TV begins again, then frame, thanks to a whopping 70 pound weight loss is shrinking.

 

Kendra Wilkinson as far ' Dancing with the stars "competition in which he had hoped, but it has to be some and pride as it made the 25-year-old blond beauty can not have ABC dance competition show lasted seven weeks and on his old body back along the way. ' I size 2 or 4 dancing with the stars" was done before and now I have a size 0 am, "she revealed to life & style.

Snooki Reaches Goal Weight Of 98 lbs & Tweets Pics Of Her Skinny New Bod

Snooki Reaches Goal Weight Of 98 lbs

Snooki Reaches Goal Weight Of 98 lbs & Tweets Pics Of Her Skinny New Bod: Tons of your newly toned Snooki and slimmed down in Super Twitpics to show off her spent Christmas holiday — you Super Skinny or more curvy Snooki?

Snooki loves new bodies at her thin! Pint Jersey Shore star for many months away before our eyes but shrank 4 ‘ 9 was finally announced that he finally guidette reach your goal was to Twitter – 98 lbs!
“My goal weight I really happy I was when I was in high school,” he tweeted. “Feeling fit is amazing and can’t wait to hardcore tone.”
We recently 24, barely there bikini modeling and how he only weighed five pounds its target was shy about tweeting-posted pics of her New Jersey her signature Snooki sandal Snooki. throughout the House and her Christmas presents and sometimes-off lover and spent most of the gushing Jionni LaValle.
We feel that Snooki looks fantastic and we have the 2012 starts off very happy healthy and happy! Jersey Shore’s five season 5 premiered on MTV on January 10/9 c. get ready for more GTL!.

Leah Messer Teen Mom Two New Marriage

Leah Messer Teen Mom Two New Marriage: Teen MOM 2 celebrity Leah Messer is a committed lady is prepared to be again: he is your partner, Jeremy Calvert interested.

Teen MOM 2 celebrity Leah Messer and perform well-known MTV display for another period of 19 year old separated mom is fast paced generating. Two again, to his girlfriend actuality regular journal verifies wedding and is expecting.

“Yes, my kid is” Jeremy to Leah Calvert informed the journal. “We got interested on Xmas day.”

West Virginia-based dad of her twin babies Corey Simms Messer, committed truly. they separated six several weeks later. Read More…

Teen Mom Two Star Leah Messer Responds to Pregnancy and Engagement Rumor

Teen Mom Two Star Leah Messer Responds to Pregnancy and Engagement Rumor: Soon her pregnancy and engagement rumours Web hits, “teen mom 2” Star Leah Messer is a cryptic message that the question is whether or not the report is right to get an answer is believed to be tweets. “If I never trusted before you, do you all think I can trust you. # SadButTrue,” he writes.

It’s rumored that 19-year-old Leah, who already had two children, another child of the first run of us weekly. Additionally, it is reported that he is engaged to her boyfriend Jeremy Calvert. “Leah just holidays and is pregnant with another child engaged,” says a source. “he is very excited!”
While Leah was rumored to Dodge questions about the truth, her fiance Jeremy reportedly confirmed it. “Yes, my baby Leah! I was at work when Leah called to tell me he got blood work done. and it came back positive. first I was like, but I was happy to be surprised-he reportedly reality weekly.
Rumor has it, was not in pregnancy planning and Leah was on birth control. Nevertheless, do not hesitate to pop the question Jeremy. words, he got her a 1 Carat princess cut diamond and presented it to her on Christmas day and spending time with her children while.
Leah Corey Simms dating after a month pregnant with her first child only. Aliannah to the twins, “Ali Aleeah” hope and grace, in mid-December 2009. just before the first birthday tots, couples walking down the aisle. including a rough path to end last April before divorcing their children went through dealing with health issues.