Comments on: King Cake http://www.designmom.com/2012/01/king-cake/ The Intersection of Design & Motherhood Tue, 13 May 2014 13:29:49 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.5.1 By: amanda klisanin http://www.designmom.com/2012/01/king-cake/comment-page-1/#comment-333245 amanda klisanin Wed, 18 Jan 2012 02:50:50 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=15736#comment-333245 we celebrate mardi gras here in south louisiana.
every year we have a family dinner on twelfth nite + enjoy the first king cake of the season! it’s something we look forward to all year!
I love reading about your time in France. thank you so much for sharing the journey with your readers!
so sorry you were sick!

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By: Anne http://www.designmom.com/2012/01/king-cake/comment-page-1/#comment-332370 Anne Wed, 11 Jan 2012 21:09:20 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=15736#comment-332370 That was also the first thought that crossed my mind. However, being 11 weeks pregnant, it’s on my mind constantly. How fun if you are, Gabrielle!

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By: Sam B. http://www.designmom.com/2012/01/king-cake/comment-page-1/#comment-332323 Sam B. Wed, 11 Jan 2012 16:16:08 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=15736#comment-332323 Bless your heart, I’m sorry you were sick. I live in Chicago (by way of New Orleans, so this King Cake entry hits close to home for me!) and when I first started my job, my new boss offered me a ride home.

Long story short — I had a migraine and vomited. In her car. It was horrifying! For her, too, I’m sure.

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By: Christa The BabbyMama http://www.designmom.com/2012/01/king-cake/comment-page-1/#comment-332315 Christa The BabbyMama Wed, 11 Jan 2012 15:19:10 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=15736#comment-332315 Hee, so many people asking if you’re preggers, so many times you saying it was just a bug. But I get the same thing if I report any malady!

I think I’ll try this for next year as a way to soothe the Babby’s pain at seeing the decorations coming down. This year, we decorated the last of the Christmas cookies with decidedly non-Christmas colors as a treat.

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By: Sarah http://www.designmom.com/2012/01/king-cake/comment-page-1/#comment-332312 Sarah Wed, 11 Jan 2012 14:55:13 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=15736#comment-332312 Thanks Design Mom for sharing:) It took me back to the kings night parties we had in our home when I was a child. I’m not sure where my Mom got the idea originally, we’re American and nobody I know celebrates on Jan 5th, but we loved having friends and family over AGAIN after Christmas, and keeping the Tree up longer. I must have been reminiscing as I fell asleep, because I dreamed that you invited anyone who wanted to, to come you your home in France for a 3 Kings party, and so of course we hopped on a plane (dreams are so realistic and practical that way). It was great fun! :)

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By: Kimberly http://www.designmom.com/2012/01/king-cake/comment-page-1/#comment-332301 Kimberly Wed, 11 Jan 2012 13:51:16 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=15736#comment-332301 You’re an awesome big sister, Maude Blair!

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By: Heather http://www.designmom.com/2012/01/king-cake/comment-page-1/#comment-332299 Heather Wed, 11 Jan 2012 13:34:39 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=15736#comment-332299 All the comments stating, “You’re pregnant, aren’t you?” are cracking me up. Hopefully they made you laugh, too. So sorry about your mortifying moment!
I love King Cake. We have it in TX and LA for Mardi Gras. It is usually a plastic baby…

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By: Design Mom http://www.designmom.com/2012/01/king-cake/comment-page-1/#comment-332298 Design Mom Wed, 11 Jan 2012 13:11:11 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=15736#comment-332298 Hah! Not pregnant. Sweet Baby June is our finale. : )

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By: Design Mom http://www.designmom.com/2012/01/king-cake/comment-page-1/#comment-332296 Design Mom Wed, 11 Jan 2012 13:09:19 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=15736#comment-332296 Not pregnant. I promise! Just a 24 hour bug. I felt better the very next day. : )

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By: Tinne from Tantrums and Tomatoes http://www.designmom.com/2012/01/king-cake/comment-page-1/#comment-332291 Tinne from Tantrums and Tomatoes Wed, 11 Jan 2012 12:02:27 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=15736#comment-332291 I coincidently wrote about bean cake – as it is know in my family – this week. But like you I have no idea where this tradition comes from.

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By: Mishti http://www.designmom.com/2012/01/king-cake/comment-page-1/#comment-332288 Mishti Wed, 11 Jan 2012 09:14:14 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=15736#comment-332288 The first thing I thought was, “Wow, Gabbie’s pregnant again!” :)

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By: April O. http://www.designmom.com/2012/01/king-cake/comment-page-1/#comment-332285 April O. Wed, 11 Jan 2012 08:16:31 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=15736#comment-332285 Ack! Mortifying, but wow what a tale to tell for years to come. ;)

Hope you are feeling better . . . unless this is the sort of thing that clears up after nine months. ???

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By: Grenda http://www.designmom.com/2012/01/king-cake/comment-page-1/#comment-332280 Grenda Wed, 11 Jan 2012 06:25:43 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=15736#comment-332280 Glad to see I’m not the only one who read “throw up” and thought pregnant? Sounds like a fun party. Hope you’re feeling better!

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By: Haley http://www.designmom.com/2012/01/king-cake/comment-page-1/#comment-332279 Haley Wed, 11 Jan 2012 06:24:15 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=15736#comment-332279 I immediately thought this too!….only you and one other person have asked…..I wonder… :)

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By: Ann http://www.designmom.com/2012/01/king-cake/comment-page-1/#comment-332277 Ann Wed, 11 Jan 2012 04:46:33 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=15736#comment-332277 Such a cool tradition! And so sorry you had your “less fun” moment. If it is a stomach bug – SO SORRY – that is the worst!!! And if it is not I am wondering what Bérangère is wondering!!!

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By: Christelle http://www.designmom.com/2012/01/king-cake/comment-page-1/#comment-332268 Christelle Wed, 11 Jan 2012 03:36:18 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=15736#comment-332268 I hope la galette des rois wasn’t the one to make you sick… because you might eat a lot of galette in January in France!! It’s the tradition for the person who gets la feve to buy another galette at the next get together, which might be next week, or the next day! Galettes des rois are the No. 1 money maker confection for French bakers; the most expensive item being la feve which are usually collectibles, some of them being actual gold! You will find galettes from Xmas ’til Mardi gras in the bakeries but people usually make their own cake after a few purchased one.

The tradition wants that the younger person in the room hides under the table and chooses who gets which slice. Upon discovering la feve in your piece of cake, you become le roi ou la reine; you then choose your king or your queen (opposite sex usually). And you have to buy or make the cake in the next few days.

Frangipane galette (mixture of almonds, butter and sugar) are big, mainly in the North of France. Round crown-like brioche are more in favour in the South.
Both ways, you can’t escape it! :-)

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By: Keri http://www.designmom.com/2012/01/king-cake/comment-page-1/#comment-332266 Keri Wed, 11 Jan 2012 02:51:13 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=15736#comment-332266 Ah, le Galette des Rois me manquent. I ate more than a few during my days as a French and Belge missionaire. Merci pour m’avoir en pensee!

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By: julie @ duet letterpress http://www.designmom.com/2012/01/king-cake/comment-page-1/#comment-332262 julie @ duet letterpress Wed, 11 Jan 2012 01:16:05 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=15736#comment-332262 as other have shared, king cakes are very popular in louisiana! i had a slice for breakfast this morning :]

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By: Karen M http://www.designmom.com/2012/01/king-cake/comment-page-1/#comment-332261 Karen M Wed, 11 Jan 2012 00:27:08 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=15736#comment-332261 We’ve celebrated with King Cake a couple of times here in NY, but only when we happen upon a store with cakes to remind us!
I’m so sorry you threw up at the party. I have to admit that I’ve had the thought that you might be expecting (a recent post prompted the thought?). I’m hoping that is the reason you threw up and not that you were ill. :)
Hope you’re feeling better.

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By: Sarah http://www.designmom.com/2012/01/king-cake/comment-page-1/#comment-332260 Sarah Wed, 11 Jan 2012 00:23:47 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=15736#comment-332260 You’re pregnant, aren’t you??

In Louisiana, king cakes are are all over the place right now. In fact, I almost convinced my neighbor to bring one over last night!

XOXO!!

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