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Let’s have a King’s cake for Epiphany.

10 Jan

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?

The cook paid us a visit ;-)

The cook paid us a visit 😉

Marine and Julie cut the 3 cakes.

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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.

A pharaoh, A key of life, A mummy.

A pharaoh, A key of life, A mummy.

We bowed down  to  our 3 “divinities” 🙂 🙂

P1060877We had a good time and enjoyed ourselves very much 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 …

The French Team.

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6 Comments

Posted by on January 10, 2013 in food, France, Fun, Traditions

 

6 responses to “Let’s have a King’s cake for Epiphany.

  1. mrsc14

    January 10, 2013 at 9:37 pm

    The cakes look delicious and the little figurines are lovely. I like that they come in lots of different themes. Do some peolple collect them? I must try and get some for next year!

     
  2. MrsU

    January 11, 2013 at 1:23 pm

    That looks like a very delicious way to start school in the new year. 🙂

     
  3. Giovanna

    January 12, 2013 at 8:17 pm

    How interesting! I had never heard about this tradition, but this morning Ruby said she knew about it and told the class about her being the queen for many times when she was in Switzerland. She said that the cake was like a big donut, do you know about that?

     
  4. MrsU

    January 14, 2013 at 5:07 pm

    Who bakes the cakes the Parents-Teachers Association sell every year?
    Sometimes we have bake sales here too ..students sell cakes they have prepared with their parents to raise money for excursions or charity.

     
  5. Marie-France

    January 14, 2013 at 6:02 pm

    A bakery bake the King’s cake . It delivers it to the PTA at a good price and it costs the parents and teachers a bit more. The money goes to the PTA 😉

     
  6. MrsU

    January 14, 2013 at 6:17 pm

    It’s always good to have some local companies on board. 😉

     

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