History of Three Kings Cake
Epiphany, celebrated in European countries, marks the coming of the wise men who brought gifts to the Christ Child.
A very popular custom that is still celebrated is the making of the “King’s Cake” which represents the three kings who brought gifts. A plastic baby, dry bean, a whole almond or a small crown made of golden tin foil is baked inside the King Cake, and the tradition is whoever receives the baby or above mentioned surprise in their piece of cake must buy the next King Cake or throw the next party.
This delicious bready cake is eaten with hot chocolate on the night of Epiphany when the Wise men come and leave gifts for children. Although Spanish families with children now usually use the figure of Father Christmas on Christmas Eve rather waiting until 5th January and Epiphany, most families still celebrate “Kings Day” with the traditional Roscón de Reyes decorated with fruit and filled with whipped cream.
What is your favorite recipe for King’s Cake?