Thursday, January 28, 2010

Heyyyy Baby! King Cake Giveaway #3 - 2 Winners!

***TWO WINNERS WILL BE CHOSEN***

As I was searching for the internet for a formal explanation of King Cakes, I came to the realization that sometimes the all-knowing internet... just doesn't know.

As I was searching for an articulate bit on the symbolism of the Baby Jesus that gets hidden in each cake, I've read some people saying if you get the baby you'll get "knocked up" (yes...thats the terminology used) or some even saying that the baby is bad luck and to avoid it!

Um. Hi. We're the South.
For the most part, we're a friendly happy people who wish you well.
Trust me! You WANT to get the baby in your slice!

Finding a little plastic baby in your slice of cake grants you the title of King/Queen of the party!
((But with great power comes great responsibility! Get the baby and it's your job to bring the king cake to the next party!))

As you already know, I absolutely love sharing bits of my upbringing and culture with others. So when my Canadian friend Jess came down last year for Mardi Gras - I had a list of things that she hadddd to experience.

First up? King Cake.
And in order to let her get the full experience, I not so stealthily hid Baby Jesus in her slice. And then I told her about it. If you're not on the lookout for him, Jesus can be a bit of a choking hazard.

Insanity ensued as we exchanged not so politically correct jabs at each other's religions - "You do realize you're licking icing and sprinkles of your Lord and Savior, right?"

And in a hazy moment of truce and genius, we decided to make King Cake Baby our third wheel for the weekend....

Check him out.

The Before Shot

"OH JESS! You got the baby!"

Cleaning the baby up

So what exactly do I do with him now?

King Cake Baby Jesus (KCBJ) surfing on the North Shore.

Audience with his people from his papal balcony

Looking for tigers in the jungles of Costa Rica

Squashing grapes in the wine region of China

Camping Trip to Sweet Tea Reserve

Tasting the sensation...

Exhausting Photo Shoots at the Wal-Mart Picture Studio

Blowing up the club with his boy, Hot Boy Ronald

Writing a little poetry at the local Art Bar

He's with the band...

Even (unknown) rockstars want to get a photo with him...

"Jess... Why is KCBJ always picking on me?!?"


Here's the Details:
  • A post will go up each Thursday about King Cakes.
  • Leave a comment on the King Cake Post telling me you're a follower for one entry.
  • Leave another comment answering that posts question for a second entry.
  • Post about the giveaway on any social media outlet, and leave a comment with the link to it for a third entry.
  • Each entry must be left in a separate comment, or it will all be counted as one entry!
  • No one is exempt from the contest! Anyone and everyone is encouraged to enter!
  • If you don't win one week, come back and enter the next week!
  • That weeks entry deadline is the Tuesday following the post at noon CST.
  • I will draw the 2 winners at random and announce it at 1pm CST on Tuesday.
  • That weeks winners will have until midnight on Tuesday to send me their mailing address.
  • King Cakes will be shipped out on Wednesday and the whole thing will begin again the next day.
**I feel silly for posting this, but it must be said. I have nothing to do with the making of the king cakes, therefore, please know that Dixie Lust is not responsible for any food allergies or reactions that may occur**


This week's Q: If you got the baby in your slice of king cake, what would you do with it? Carry him around for good luck? Tape him to your computer monitor? Send him in a care package? Paint him on a little Saints Uniform??

33 comments:

Haley Williams said...

I. am. a. Follower!!!!! :-)

Haley Williams said...

Hmmm... I think if I get the baby, I'll make YOU a necklace and you can wear it for Mardi Gras!

Haley Williams said...

aaand here's my twitter:

http://twitter.com/buttonbloom

katie said...

i am SO a follwer, i check everyday. MUCH more than Haley.

katie said...

with my king cake baby...id def. lick it first bc thats what you do once you get it...and then we'd totally party all over the nyc. and baby king cake would be the main event at the saints superbowl sunday. AND baby king cake would be king of my mardi gras parade that i will hold in my apartment...

katie said...

http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?ref=profile&id=47903629


check it out!

Haley Williams said...

nerd-alert!

Geez Louise♥ said...

I have never tried King Cake. We've lived in Mobile for 2 Mardi Gras and haven't had one yet! I would love to try one!! Im a Follower!

Kelly's Adventures said...

I am a follower, we actually do something kinda like this at my mom's church but I don't think the cake is as yummy, and people have now done random things like cupcakes, and Baby Jesus is a dime, and no one wants Baby Jesus because they don't want to make the cake next year which is NO Fun! I am usually there for it and I love it but I wasn't this year.

Geez Louise♥ said...

If I got the baby, I would send it to my bloggy friend, Summer!!! Since I already have 2 amazing children and Im not planning on more, I would want to send some baby luck her way!! She definately deserves some luck!!

Kelly's Adventures said...

I would carry him around for a day telling everyone I won Baby Jesus and then L.A. would think I was crazy but they do if your a stranger and even say hello and of course if I ran around claiming I found Jesus that would add to it, I would then build him a shrine and when people came over I would say "That is the Jesus I found in my cake hence making me Queen"

Kelly's Adventures said...

I tweeted http://twitter.com/abbyodie

Geez Louise♥ said...

I put this giveaway up on my sidebar on my blog!
www.geezclouise.blogspot.com

~KS said...

I follow....... duh!

~KS said...

If I got KCBJ, I would bring him to class with me, and sit him on my laptop and teach him about the law :)

phillyt45 said...

I am a follower. (even though I don't know if you could mail all the way here I thought I would enter)

phillyt45 said...

If I got the baby, I think I would have to let him hang out on my desk and maybe hook him up to my remote control helicopter and let him fly around a bit.

Gabby said...

Loyal follower! :) (and I'd cook for you anytime, fyi!)

Gabby said...

If I got the Baby Jesus, I'd for sure take a series of pictures like you did: Baby Jesus at the beach! Baby Jesus enjoying a Sprinkles cupcake! Baby Jesus taking a nap with Bella the chihuahua, etc...

stephanie said...

lol, cute.

Cindy said...

I'm following you! :)

clogzilla(at)yahoo(dot)com

Cindy said...

If I got the baby I would make him get a job and earn his keep!

clogzilla(at)yahoo(dot)com

mommara said...

I am a follower. :) Who Dat!

mommara said...

If I get the baby, I'm taking him with me to Mardi Gras and taking pictures all over town with me. :)

"You do realize you're licking icing and sprinkles of your Lord and Savior, right?"

Best Line EVER!

Trish said...

I am a new follower and I LOVE LOVE LOVE your blog with great big black and gold fluffy hearts!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WHO DAT!!!!!!

Trish said...

My hubby just got the baby in our Randazzo's king cake the other night. He keeps it in his pocket for good luck. :)

off switch said...

follower! :)

Carolsue said...

I am a new follower
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Carolsue said...

I would put a chain around his neck and hang him from the mirror in my car!
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Carolsue said...

I posted this on my blog
http://carolsbloggys.blogspot.com/2008/10/contests-from-our-bloggy-friends.html
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Marguerite said...

Cute baby King Cake, and hilarious photos and captions! I am a follower and if I got the baby, I would carry it in my purse all through Mardi Gras, for good luck. I would also make the next King Cake and bring it to the next party. You know how it goes, cher? :) Happy Mardi Gras!

Summer {Bisfor...} said...

i missed this post and love it so much.

Summer {Bisfor...} said...

i missed this post and love it so much.