King Cake Super Soap
IT'S HERE!!! Our take on a world renowned, New Orleans Mardi Gras tradition. This is a creamy, decadent soap scented with cinnamon, and laced with notes of velvety almond. As with all of our soaps, King Cake Super Soap, is made with all skin loving ingredients, and is completely usable. Each "King Cake" is shipped with it's own baby, and a pair of Mardi Gras beads. Note: Beads may vary by style and color.
This is a limited edition, so don't miss out.
History of the King Cake:
The King Cake tradition came to New Orleans with the French settlers around 1870, continuing a custom dating back to twelfth century France. Similar cakes were used then to celebrate the coming of the three wise men calling it the feast of Epiphany, Twelfth Night, or King's Day.
The Mardi Gras or Carnival season officially begins on January 6th, or the Twelfth Night. Originally objects such as coins, beans, pecans, and peas were hidden inside of every King Cake. Wealthy Louisiana plantation owners in the later 1800s would sometimes put a precious stone or jewel in their King Cakes. In the mid-1900s, a small plastic baby became the symbol of this Holy Day and was placed inside of each King Cake. The New Orleans tradition is that each person takes a piece of cake hoping to find the plastic baby inside. The recipient of the plastic baby is "crowned" King or Queen for the day and that person is obligated to host the following year's party and supply the King Cake.
This listing is for one 6 oz. King Cake Soap.