January 6th is epiphany, the Feast of the Kings, and ever since I can remember we had a ‘kings cake’ (or did someone just call it that??). It’s a bland cake with almond paste in it, which isn’t so special because of the cake, but because of what’s in it. Hidden somewhere in the cake is a tiny little plastic ‘baby’, or fish, and whoever gets it in their piece of cake will have good luck all year!!!! The cake is pretty simple, and the tradition is very sweet, and thoughtful. But the real treat is that good luck baby that everyone wants to find in their cake. It’s more of a European tradition, and my family and I do it every year. It’s actually fun.
The Christmas tree comes down now, and we will now start unraveling Christmas, putting things away in boxes for next year, and savoring the memories of the past few weeks forever. By Epiphany, the kids have left, and I’m always working hard on a new book at this time of year, after the revels of another Christmas. I hope that your holidays are wonderful. You don’t need to find a baby in your cake in order to have good luck and good fortune all year. And that’s just what I wish you!!!