Easter cakes and Easter desserts are very popular gifts for the springtime. Our Easter king cake will be sure to please this season. Spring is a time for celebration. New life pops up all around as the winter ends and the weather warms up. Wintry gray turns into vibrant purples, pinks, and greens that fall right onto the top of our Easter cakes. Celebrate a time of fresh new life with one of our fresh Easter desserts—the Easter king cake.
Desserts and cakes have been associated with Easter for hundreds of years. Bakers would stand on the streets selling their "Hot Cross Buns." These sweet cinnamon-sugar rolls tasted very similar to our Easter cakes. The buns' trademark was a white cross shape on their tops. These became the traditional breakfast for Christians on Good Friday as a reminder of Jesus' death on the cross. This tradition began the traditions we know today of exchanging Easter desserts and Easter cakes.
The Easter celebration is a joyous one as we celebrate the new life of spring. For Christians, it is one of the most joyful days of the year, because it celebrates the day that Jesus rose from the dead, as promised, three days after he was put to death. Easter falls immediately after the period of Lent, a time when Christians fast and repent. Easter is a time to celebrate and rejoice after this long, penitential journey. And as we all know, you can't have an Easter celebration without an Easter cake!
King cakes originated as a way for Christians to celebrate the three wisemen fiding the baby Jesus on the feast of the Epiphany, twelve days after Jesus was born. Traditionally, a small plastic baby is hidden inside the king cake so that everyone gets to experience the "search" for the baby Jesus. One lucky person will have the joy of finding the baby in a slice of cake. This can easily be associated with an Easter dessert king cake as Christians search for Jesus after his rising.
This Easter season, celebrate the history of our modern traditions by ordering one of our cinnamon-sugar Easter cakes. Topped with sweet icing and beautiful Easter colors, it is as appealing to the eyes as it is to the taste buds. The search for the baby creates a fun spring activity for children. Celebrate new life this season with a truly special treat, and order an Easter dessert king cake today!