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Fraulein
12-08-2008, 10:52 PM
We haven't even had Christmas yet, and they're already pushing king cakes at my local grocery store! This madness is literally a month too early. Three Kings Day is about the earliest that people might start celebrating Mardi Gras, which is always January 6th.

I know, I know. You're probably thinking, "You live in the Mardi Gras capital of the world, what do you expect?" Well, I don't live on Bourbon St. or even close to it, so a perpetual Mardi Gras doesn't exist in areas other than Bourbon St. or the French Quarter, i.e. where I live.
The Endymion parade, which is a very well known parade, passes through this area and right alongside the grocery store, but that's a stretch considering how early it is in the season.

It's pretty annoying whenever holidays overlap. People are just getting over Thanksgiving, and it's already Mardi Gras...
What is with these businesses? *crosses arms and pouts*

Exhibit A:

http://www.google.com/images?q=tbn:O6x5FPmSI0sJ::www.cajungrocer.com/images/Mardi%252520Gras%252520King%252520Cake%252520insid e%252520Slice.jpg
(a slice of king cake)
Perfectly okay on or after January 6th. Criminal before January 6th or after Fat Tuesday. :tongue

Susie
12-08-2008, 10:58 PM
Oh, those cakes are for our own King, Silver. :) He's known world-wide!

Fraulein
12-08-2008, 11:01 PM
How have you been Susie? :)
They make a chocolate king cake with chocolate filling, just in case you were wondering.

Susie
12-08-2008, 11:02 PM
Wow, Fraulein, I knew I likes you! Hangin' in. How about you? Merry Xmas & Happy New Year a bit early. That sounds wonderful!

Fraulein
12-08-2008, 11:07 PM
Wow, Fraulein, I knew I likes you! Hangin' in. How about you? Merry Xmas & Happy New Year a bit early. That sounds wonderful!Doing well, now that my Therapeutics final is over with! *wipes sweat from brow* I have four more finals, though. :e2steer:
AW is a nice place to take a break away from studying, especially with so many wonderful personalities. :)

Shadow_Ferret
12-08-2008, 11:08 PM
I never heard of King cakes. What is that?

Fraulein
12-08-2008, 11:16 PM
It's a big, round, sweet, cinnamon bread (the size of a cake) that's drizzled in white, purple, green, and gold/yellow icing, and if it is filled, the filling will consist of a fruit pie filling (strawberry, blueberry, cherry, apple, lemon, etc.), sweetened cream cheese, Bavarian style cream, pecan/praline cream, or chocolate.

There is also a tiny plastic baby inside the cake, and traditionally, whomever gets the baby has to buy the next cake.

How does it sound, Ferret?

Fraulein
12-08-2008, 11:20 PM
My favorite is strawberry/cream cheese filled.

Shadow_Ferret
12-08-2008, 11:24 PM
It's a big, round, sweet, cinnamon bread (the size of a cake) that's drizzled in white, purple, green, and gold/yellow icing, and if it is filled, the filling will consist of a fruit pie filling (strawberry, blueberry, cherry, apple, lemon, etc.), sweetened cream cheese, Bavarian style cream, pecan/praline cream, or chocolate.

There is also a tiny plastic baby inside the cake, and traditionally, whomever gets the baby has to buy the next cake.

How does it sound, Ferret?
sounds wonderful. My luck I'd break a tooth on the baby.

Fraulein
12-08-2008, 11:31 PM
sounds wonderful. My luck I'd break a tooth on the baby.I've never seen that happen, so I wouldn't worry. They put warnings on the cake packaging like: "includes inedible figurine", "contains plastic doll", "Warning! Small plastic object hidden within cake."... to spoil the fun :tongue. Also, the nice locals will always tell the newbies to watch for the baby.

Oh, and the baby will almost always be on the bottom of the cake, not within the filling. So, people will simply turn their pieces over to investigate.

Shadow_Ferret
12-08-2008, 11:34 PM
"Watch for the baby!"

*Ferret stares at them like they're idiots*

Hey, hon, these New Orleans people have some weird expressions.

*shoves entire cake in his mouth*

Fraulein
12-08-2008, 11:38 PM
"Watch for the baby!"

*Ferret stares at them like they're idiots*

Hey, hon, these New Orleans people have some weird expressions.

*shoves entire cake in his mouth*:ROFL: I could definitely see a ferret doing that!

BenPanced
12-08-2008, 11:39 PM
Well, they aren't made with real kings, so count me out.

Fraulein
12-08-2008, 11:45 PM
Well, they aren't made with real kings, so count me out.That could get complicated! I think you would need a butcher, not a baker.

Shadow_Ferret
12-08-2008, 11:47 PM
Definately not a candlestick maker.

Fraulein
12-08-2008, 11:57 PM
Definately not a candlestick maker.Nice Ferret!

Nor three men in a tub... :e2dance:

...something something, rotten potato, something something...

Silver King
12-09-2008, 04:05 AM
When I saw part of my name in this thread title, I thought it would be about fish cakes. Yum!

:e2fish:

Fraulein
12-09-2008, 04:17 AM
It's king cake, not beef cake. (Sorry, but I couldn't help myself! :wag:)

Silver King
12-09-2008, 04:41 AM
I was tempted to change the thread title to include Silver King Cakes, but we've had an outcry lately regarding censorship, and I didn't want to push the envelope. ;)

I've never had the pleasure to try one, though the way you describe them, with a deft hand that brings those pastries alive, king cakes sound mighty tasty.

Fraulein
12-09-2008, 04:45 AM
I was tempted to change the thread title to include Silver King Cakes, but we've had an outcry lately regarding censorship, and I didn't want to push the envelope. ;)

I've never had the pleasure to try one, though the way you describe them, with a deft hand that brings those pastries alive, king cakes sound mighty tasty.You can change the title if you'd like. It would be funny. I don't know how long the thread'll last though...

Silver King
12-09-2008, 05:02 AM
You can change the title if you'd like. It would be funny...
What's really funny is that I changed it earlier, but only for a moment; and before anyone noticed, switched it back to the original title. I do that sometimes, for no other reason than to amuse myself. :D

I don't know how long the thread'll last though...It would probably die immediately, but I bet it would get tons of views if we changed it to: Silver King cakes available, with all of the beef you can handle!

Fraulein
12-09-2008, 05:07 AM
That's freakin' hilarious! You've got me laughing out loud (and coughing at the same time). My cough medicine isn't going to work if I can't stop laughing!!! :tongue

Stlight
12-09-2008, 09:41 AM
From Fraulein's description Ican't imagine a bad time to have one of those cakes, even with the plastic baby inside.

S

Shadow_Ferret
12-09-2008, 06:36 PM
It would probably die immediately, but I bet it would get tons of views if we changed it to: Silver King cakes available, with all of the beef you can handle!
Well, except then we'd have the Truth in Advertising people down on us so fast it'll make our heads spin.

truelyana
12-10-2008, 12:56 AM
We haven't even had Christmas yet, and they're already pushing king cakes at my local grocery store! This madness is literally a month too early. Three Kings Day is about the earliest that people might start celebrating Mardi Gras, which is always January 6th.

I know, I know. You're probably thinking, "You live in the Mardi Gras capital of the world, what do you expect?" Well, I don't live on Bourbon St. or even close to it, so a perpetual Mardi Gras doesn't exist in areas other than Bourbon St. or the French Quarter, i.e. where I live.
The Endymion parade, which is a very well known parade, passes through this area and right alongside the grocery store, but that's a stretch considering how early it is in the season.

It's pretty annoying whenever holidays overlap. People are just getting over Thanksgiving, and it's already Mardi Gras...
What is with these businesses? *crosses arms and pouts*

Exhibit A:

http://www.google.com/images?q=tbn:O6x5FPmSI0sJ::www.cajungrocer.com/images/Mardi%252520Gras%252520King%252520Cake%252520insid e%252520Slice.jpg
(a slice of king cake)
Perfectly okay on or after January 6th. Criminal before January 6th or after Fat Tuesday. :tongue

Wow, that's interesting. We also use "Bolo Rei" in Portugal. This King Cake is the Portuguese Christmas Cake. It arrived in Portugal in the 19th Century after the French Galette des Rois. The tradition is the 'fava bean' which has now been banned from Portugal, as a kid choked on it and died. If the 'fava bean' was found than that person had to buy the next Bolo Rei.

Silver King
12-10-2008, 06:22 AM
You can change the title if you'd like. It would be funny. I don't know how long the thread'll last though...


...It would probably die immediately, but I bet it would get tons of views if we changed it to: Silver King cakes available, with all of the beef you can handle!
Let's try an experiment.

The original thread title is, King cakes already? It's only December 8th!

So far, within thirty hours or so, we've had 141 views. What if we changed it to something else, like:
It's king cake, not beef cake.
We can use your own words to change the title and see if it garners more views within the same time period (thirty hours).

I won't view or answer the thread during that time, so we'll see what happens.

ETA: The point of the experiment is to see if changing the title generates more or less interest in the subject.

Angie
12-10-2008, 07:59 AM
Did someone say "beef cake"?