The King Cake Baby

In this New Orleans version of the Gingerbread Man, the King Cake Baby, a small figure traditionally hidden inside a king cake little plastic baby traditionally hidden inside a Carnival King Cake escapes and encounters various local characters as he runs across the French Quarter heading for the Mississippi River. Includes a recipe for king cake. Bon appétit!

Pelican Pub | ISBN: 978-1-45562-013-5
32 pages | ages 4-8

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  • The King Cake Baby, Jama’s Alphabet Soup. Explains the history of Carnival, king cake, and why we hide a plastic baby figurine inside!


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