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A decorated king cake from No No's Cafe with the baby figurine, representing a baby Jesus. Traditionally, the baby Jesus is baked inside the cake and whoever receives the piece with the figurine either has to buy the next cake or host the next Mardi Gras celebration.

Sweet Treats

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Mardi Gras, fondly known as Fat Tuesday, marks the ritual last day of pigging out before Ash Wednesday, the beginning of the Lenten season. Besides dressing up in various hues of yellow, green, and purple, many indulge in Cajun cuisine and desserts, such as king cake. This circular cake is usually decorated in traditional Mardi Gras colors and adorned with beads. No No’s Cafe, in Littleton, let us have a sneak peek into the making of their king cake, and let’s just say we couldn’t help but indulge our sweet tooth.

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