Thursday, January 7, 2010

Yum Yum... Gimme Sum! King Cake Giveaway

It's time to face the facts. My little Dixie Lust can't do it all. I can detail carnival traditions that I've taken part of since I was a toddler. I can take you along on this year's Mardi Gras adventures with my tweets. Hundreds of uploaded photos can draw you in to the flashy metallics of the beads and dublooms. Weekly music playlists can make you want to dance in the streets along with the second line.

But you and I know both know the best way to experience something - to experience something like a true southerner is to taste it!

So! I'm so super excited to announce that every week between now and Mardi Gras I will be giving away one of these babies....





((hey hey baby Jesus!))
((so this isn't a Meche's King Cake but its all I have on such short notice. Check back next week for actual photos))

That's right. Every week between now and February 16th, Dixie Lust is going to be giving away a King Cake along with some other Mardi Gras goodies.

Everyone around here is fiercely protective of their favorite bakery when the talk turns to King Cakes. There are entire conversati...*ahem* arguments over which bakery in south Louisana has the best cake. And I'm no different. I absolutely love the King Cakes from Meche's Bakery. I grew up on them and to this day they're my go-to cake. If you win, you'll get to see what all the fuss is about!

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 winner at random and announce it at 1pm CST on Tuesday.
  • That weeks winner 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**

Got all that?!
Good. Now enter!

This week's Q: What's one thing you're looking forward to learning about Mardi Gras?

28 comments:

Rachel/The Sheriff said...

I'm a follower! :) (1st entry)

Rachel/The Sheriff said...

What's one thing you're looking forward to learning about Mardi Gras?

How the various kings are chosen for the parades.

(2nd entry)

Rachel/The Sheriff said...

http://twitter.com/TheSheriffRocks

(3rd entry)

Gabby said...

I'd follow you anywhere! :)

Gabby said...

I want to learn about the colors! Why? Is there a significance?

Gabby said...

I twittered! Not sure how to show the specific tweet.

http://twitter.com/gabbyshewrote

stephanie said...

follower :)

~KS said...

This is the best giveaway ever... so first and foremost, I follow. I adore you. You know this.

~KS said...

Is there a reason Mardi Gras colors are purple, yellow, and green? Does that mean anything?

Summer {Bisfor...} said...

yes, there is a reason the colors are purple, green and yellow! OMG, KS! we louisianians have reasons for everything!

um, i am in. i don't tweet. yuck. lol.

Summer {Bisfor...} said...

I FOLLOW and we are LOVAHS!

Summer {Bisfor...} said...

um, i don't need to know anything about freaking mardi gras.

i do have a question though...do you think anyone ever requests a non-white baby?

off switch said...

i'm a follower! ;)

and i'd love a king cake. very much.

off switch said...

tweeted, my dear. :)

http://twitter.com/off_switch

Marguerite said...

I've been a follower for quite a while now! Great giveaway! I posted a recipe for King Cake! Cheers, sha!

Mama Belle said...

I do this every year for all those Northerners that read my blog. It's fun. They are quite amused by the whole Mardi Gras hurrah.

The best part of Mardi Gras for me is the king cake. Meche's only.

Breanna said...

Kora.. I saw this and I was like No freakin way the girls is giving away a King Cake. That is the best giveaway EVER! If people arent from the south they just do not understand. King cake and Cafe Du Mone' coffee..yum yum!

I am like Miss Summer B..I know a lot about Mardi Gras so I think I am exempt from it. But I am commenting and will post about it on my blog.

Hope you had a great weekend!

breanna

mommara said...

I am a follower!

mommara said...

I am most looking forward to celebrating Husbands 30th birthday and possibly going to NOLA to see family.

Cherish said...

Kora-I am so sorry I haven't commented on your blog sooner, but let me just say that I LOVE it! I love Louisiana and all of the glorious culture there and our blog makes me feel like I am there sometimes! I love the Mardi Gras ifo. you're posting as well. I took Honors French in school and I love being refreshed. Thank you for following my blog! Please stop by and check out the little treat I have for you! :)

phillyt45 said...

I am a follower. I guess.

phillyt45 said...

I look forward to learning EVERYTHING about Mardi Gras. I know nothing. Open my Pacific Northwestern eyes so that I might see the glory.

phillyt45 said...

Re-tweeted at:
http://twitter.com/Phil_L_Thompson

OceanDreams said...

Yum...that looks so good right now!

OceanDreams said...

Okay, probably because I am on my period and I am not that familiar with Mardi Gras, but I can learn more about it!

Carolsue said...

I follow you on Google Friends Connect - Carolsue
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Carolsue said...

I am not very familiar with Mardi Gras, so I would like to know about the tradition of collecting beads. I've heard some pretty wild things about this.
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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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