Monday, January 07, 2013

Night of the 3 Kings cake

Jania cutting the cake

I was in town yesterday but had enough other things to do that I forgot I wanted to buy a 3 Kings cake.   I seem to have a limited memory these days.  Didn't remember until Hugo and family came over and the kids started talking about it.  I don't know the exact details of how it worked except they knew someone that would deliver.   So with 150 pesos and a 1/2 hour later it was there.   I made a pot of coffee and we went after the cake.

January 6th marks the end of Christmas and New Year festivities and is celebrated with a 3 Kings cake or Rosca de Reyes. According to tradition whoever finds a little doll in their slice of sweet bread must give a party on February 2nd, Candlemas Day or Dia de la Candelaria, offering tamales, hot chocolate and atole to their guests. Without my glasses I couldn't see the little doll sticking out of the piece I chose, so I was the first. Luckily there were multiple dolls so 4 of us have to contribute to the Febuary party.

Typical doll hidden inside


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