The best way to start any diet is to binge on delicious treats in the name of celebration. Ask anybody from New Orleans and they’ll happily agree. Nothing symbolizes the city of New Orleans, Mardi Gras, and the Southern “zest for life” more so than this delicious cake.
Beginning each January, the fine folks of New Orleans begin holding parties centered around King Cake. The cake itself is reminiscent of a brioche cinnamon roll, with a hint of lemon flavor and decorated in a trifecta of color that originated from the Christian Bible. Inside the cake you will typically find a tiny plastic baby. If you are the lucky recipient of the piece containing the baby, its now your turn to host the next King Cake party at your place! The cycle of partying continues in New Orleans—the rest of us can dream.