Every year after Christmas time, we eat a cake called the King’s cake to celebrate the visit of the 3 kings (Magi) to baby Jesus. This year, the 6th of January was last sunday and we already had a piece of cake at home.
Some info about this cake and its tradition:
The cake is usually made with butter, sugar and almond filling. Yum, yum:-) A lucky charm is hidden in the cake, usually a tiny ceramic character ( a baby doll, a popular film or cartoon character …) If you are lucky to get it in your piece of cake, you are crowned queen or king of the day and you must wear a golden paper crown on your head.
At school, today, our English teacher invited us to a get-together to savour a hot cake – The Parents-Teachers Association sell King’s cakes every year to help finance some of our trips outside school, like the trip to the Pink Palace last Christmas- Do you remember?
Marine and Julie cut the 3 cakes.
2 queens ( Julie and Marine) and one king ( Simon) were crowned today. They are pharaohs because the figurines they found in the cakes were a mummy, a pharaoh and the key of life in ancient Egypt.
We bowed down to our 3 “divinities” 🙂 🙂
The French Team.