06 January 2009

12th night, bags, bachelor and biting babies: an epiphany (of sorts)

Went to Robbie and Franci's for Twelfth Night (or Epiphany). We also watched the season premier of Bachelor and shot some pix of their xbohica shopping bags.

Robbie flew in from a New Orleans photo shoot late. He brought a "King Cake" with him. It's like some gargantuan-size glazed donut. Except the glaze is purple and green. Hidden somewhere inside is a PLASTIC BABY (technically, they served the baby "on the side" and Franci stuck it in the cake).

_Bitin' the baby_

Just call me "queen." Uh-huh.

"You might be wondering, "Why on earth would a plastic baby be inside of a cake?" Well, the baking of King Cakes is a tradition in New Orleans that begins on King's Day, at the start of the Mardi Gras season. A tiny baby, just like the ones you see here, is baked into the cake. The person whose piece of cake contains the baby furnishes the King Cake for the next party (which are usually held once a week on Sundays until Fat Tuesday.) However, when celebrating Mardi Gras out of town, most people regard the person who 'got the baby' as the King or Queen of the party being held." http://www.mardigrasday.com/mardigras/kc_buy.php

1 comment:

  1. "Queen CJ"
    Looks like fun!!!!! Plus it looks like the cake tasted good!!!!!!

    I have one question, do the guys use the bags in public? The bags are nice!!!!!

    I have not heard anything about Jake lately, have you? I know he was going to Mayo and was waiting for a referal from his doctor. He has HMO, that is not good!!!! Mayo saved my life. He is in good hands there. I feel so sorry for Kathy, the whole family, they have been through so much!!!!!!!!

    Love you !!!!!!