Kingcake Monsoon

 I'm a fan of kingcake season and have been to enough kingcake parties to be ready to host my own. So three weeks before Mardi Gras we threw a kingcake bake-off/tasting in our courtyard. I've been so busy lately that this was the only window of opportunity that I could find to host such an event and knew that it would be a hit to host before the Krewe de Vieux parade began to role. Because of this tight schedule, I had no choice but to keep the scheduled date despite the weather forecast warning of a 50% chance of thunderstorm.

Needless to say we had a downpour, but everyone had a good laugh while we moved 20 kingcakes under cover. The rain only lasted about 30 minutes so we continued on to eat, drink and parade.

These are the categories that were judged:

Best Gourmet Kingcake  
– flavors other than cream cheese, strawberry, and apple  
Best Traditional Kingcake  
– plain/cinnamon, cream cheese, strawberry or apple 
Best Homemade Creation  
– king of cakes….anything goes 
Most Creative Costume 
– get out your glue gun

Our neighbor, Angela, won two categories 
(Best Gourmet and Best Homemade) 
with her Bacon Maple Kingcake.
 It was a clear favorite!

Eve and I tied for best costume because 
she dressed as a kingcake baby, and I have one in my belly.


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