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 […]
What is the History of Three Kings Cake?
Surely you’ve passed through the bakery to buy it, but you have not asked what exactly is the story of the Three Kings Cake that through the years has become a typical dish of the Epiphany. On January 6 the children wake up with the illusion of opening gifts the Three Kings have left them the night before. After the initial excitement comes the breakfast which consists of the round cake called Roscón, accompanied with hot chocolate, ideal to recharge energy. The custom of celebrating January 6 Epiphany, the Kings’ cake originated in the eleventh century from the Christian celebration […]