Sunday, January 15, 2012

2012: Week 2

This is the crown and the charm Thing 2 found in this year's King Cake. The King Cake-- as we call it-- is a French traditional cake eaten to celebrate Epiphany. There's all sorts of fun traditions associated with the cake, including making the youngest person sit under the table and decide who gets what piece. You'd better believe we're going to make Thing 2 sit under the table forevermore and do that job. The person who finds the charm is crowned King (or Queen) of the day and gets to keep the charm. We also decided that person would get a year of good luck. Who wouldn't want that?

This year, it took us two days to get through the cake, which is puff pastry with a frangipane filling. Yum.   This is the first time since 2002 we've done it, when our friend brought us a King Cake direct from Paris) We were delighted, too, but the special dated charm that Paul included in the cake. You'd better believe we're going back in 2013 to get the next charm in the series.

The picture is this week's offering for the Guardian's Flickr 52 weeks project using Instagram.

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