Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Long Live the King...

CAKE, that is!!

And let the eating begin. Things are starting to look a lot like Mardi Gras around here. Witness the yummy goodness....

I dub thee DELICIOUS!!

This particular cake has a brown sugar, nut and cinnamon filling and it is oh so GOOD!!

The tradition surrounding the King Cake is that you bake a plastic baby in the cake and the person getting the baby has to host the party next year.

Due to choking hazards bakeries now place the baby outside so the purchaser can stick the baby in the cake or not. In this case we didn't. See the little purple toy baby? It is sitting inside the ring.

In keeping with the purple, green & gold of Mardi Gras and since this is a crocheting and knitting blog, I will share a WIP. I am calling it "Purple Prose". It is a rectangular shawl worked in Patons Lace Sequin in  Amethyst, which is a blend of acrylic, mohair & wool.  I'm really enjoying this inexpensive yarn with it's little sequins and nice weight. It is rather itchy however but mohair always is.


  1. I love your latest and greatest WIP...the purple is beautiful! :)

    Hmmm cake? I'll be over in 20 mins with the coffee! :)

  2. That's quite lovely--both the cake (which looks delish) and the shawl. I have seen that yarn in Joannes and passed it by; I may have to give it a second look now that I see how nicely it knits up!!!

  3. We coud do with some of that colour here in the UK. I've never seen such a 'vibrant'cake. Hope it tastes as good as it looks.