Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Third Annual King Cake Giveaway

Yes Siree ... It's that time of year again!

The time where I give that delicious king cake away.

I could get very controversial in this post about the spiritual reasons as to why we don't celebrate Mardi Gras. But, I guess I won't.

Suffice it to say, I don't agree with or condone the spiritual foundation on which Mardi Gras was founded. There.

As K Belle told her kindergarten teacher when she was asked why we didn't celebrate Mardi Gras: "It's just a chance for people to go out and sin as much as they want before they have to get holy." Out of the mouth of babes!

That's when we were labeled the crazy, religious family and were asked if K Belle could participate in pretty much anything from Santa to the Easter bunny. Good times.

So, the basics are: We don't celebrate Mardi Gras, but we do eat its cake. 

The king cake ... Lord of cakes.

I have posted about it here if you're interested in the history.

So, how can you win this royal cake?

Glad you asked.

Typically, I opened the contest for Northerners so that they could experience this goodness. But, good news for all you local folks, you can enter this year. I figured this might save me on shipping. Hey, I'm cheap.

So, Northerners and Southerners UNITE! 

Here's the low-down on your entries:

1. You can only enter once. UNLESS you become a new follower, then that's 2 entries. AND, if you link back to my blog from your blog or tweet or facebook about this giveaway, then that's 3 entries. Just let me know you did so.

2. Comments close Thursday at 10:00 p.m. A random person will be drawn and announced on Friday morning. 

3. Make sure you leave 4 bits of information in your comment: A way to contact you (email would be best), where you live, what type of filling you would want (otherwise, I'll just get cream cheese), and if you get any extra entries.

Comment away!


21 Day Divas said...

I throwing my name in the drawing!! I want some king cake! I'm a Southerner, but have never sank my teeth in to this yummy!!

Pick me! I love to win...but winning food is always the best!!

My contact info is jpdbj (at) dtccom (dot) net.

Patrice said...

The above comment was left under the wrong account! jpdbj (at) dtccom (dot) net, is Patrice from Blessings Amid Choas!! Tee Hee! Forogt to sign out of a blog I was working on!!

4 Blessings said...

I have to enter this because I have never tried one, but I have heard yummy things about them. I entered your contest last year and didn't win, so here's to hoping my second try will win :)

I live in TN. I have no idea what flavor to pick so if I win, please send whatever you recommend. I am already a follower, so just one entry for me. THANK YOU for the fun opportunity.

Cathy said...

Never had a King Cake but sure would like to try one. I remember reading about it here last year & I think I entered then too. Anyway, I can be reached at:

Also, for a 2nd entry I will post a tweet about your giveaway.

Carlie Faulk said...

mmm...so the big question is where are we getting it from??? and can I share your blog on FB to get a second entry....yeah....complicating things. How about this? I'll share just because :)

briblakney said...

I love King Cake!! I also love the definition from little K Belle.

I actually like my king cakes without filling...I don't know why, but that is how I enjoy them.

I'll be passing this along as well!!

Mama to da Drama said...

oh, my goodness, I hope you get it from Meche's -- that's my favorite. And I like chocolate and cream cheese. yum yum yum! My Bug is having her tonsils out on Friday, so she will be a little under the weather and would love some king cake. does that qualify me for another entry? haha j/j

Mama to da Drama said...

forgot to tell you I posted on fb and posted a link on my blog.

also forgot to give you my email, but you have it already.

Kodi said...

I'd love to win! I have never had King Cake! You could choose the flavor because I'm clueless!

I'm also going to tweet about it.

kodibevelle at gmail dot com

I live in Missouri! :)

jammie.jacobson said...

i would love to win a king cake. thanks to carlie i have just noticed that you did a blog. well i am a new to the site so two entries for me and i will try to post it on fb not sure how. cream cheese and strawberry would be great and i am hoping meche's also!! i am from lafayette and my email is jammie.jacobson@hotmail.com.

Anonymous said...

Heard about this from carlie - new follower so I get two entries - I would plug you on FB but I am not that great at figuring out how to do that! Email is jennifer.frederick@usdoj.gov I live in Lafayette and I love anything plus cream cheese - my favorite is Southside bakery - especially when they are so warm in the am, they can't put them in the box due to the sweating :) I love your blog -

Wendi@EveryDayMiracles said...

Ah yes - this time of year again!!

DO you know that I had never even HEARD of king cake until your lovely blog?? And U enter every year and get kind of excited about the prospect of trying it... ;)


Cream cheese - YES. :)

BaronessBlack said...

Ha! I never win ANYTHING!
And, also I live in Oxford, UK. But I'm commenting because I could always send it to one of my US friends. And also it's good to have lots of people in the competition - raising the stakes!

M. Rhine said...

This looks delish! I love learning about other cultural foods. My email is melissajrhine (at) gmail (dot)com. I live in Philadelphia, PA. You can choose the most traditional filling. I get 2 entries because I'm a new follower.

Charleen said...

You know I love me some King Cake. Publix our local grocery store sells them on Mardis Gras day only but, it doesn't beat a good LA King Cake. I so miss those. I just bought the ingredients to make one from scratch this year. Being in Fl, I don't have the luxury of being off on Mardis Gras day. I'd have to be in LA spending time with my family:)to enjoy taking the day for Mardis Gras. Everybody should have a piece of King Cake once in their life. "Eat King Cake"

Elizabeth said...

I'm a new follower!

I haven't had a proper King Cake in years. I tried to make one last year but it was just awful. I would love to win this and get a taste of sweet Louisiana up here in New Jersey!

Pecan praline please :)

bizy.body (at) yahoo.com

Jill said...

I know you didn't ask why we thought we deserved to win.. but I just wanted to remind you that I'm pregnant and I'm almost salivating over the picture of this cake.

I'm an OLD follower:)

I'm in TN and I only get one entry.. but since I'm carrying a baby... maybe you could hook me up with another? :)

Rach@In His Hands said...

Yipppeeee! I saw a photo of a king cake on another blog and wondering if you'd be doing this giveaway again! I knew nothing of "the lord of cakes" until you.

I live in MI and my Northern taste buds really want this cake. With cream cheese filling. Please!

blessedbyhishand at yahoo dot com

Thanks MB!

Julie said...

Looks so good! I've never had king cake before, so I'm also very excited at the prospect of winning one.

juliekistenmacher at yahoo dot com

Tammy said...

Girl! You speak my love language... shu-gah.

I am tweeting this and reposting on facebook.

If I looked at the right place, pecan praline filling puh-leeze. ;-)

Mary B said...

This northern girl thinks the King Cake is so cool! We certainly don't have them in Michigan :)

Jackie@Our Moments, Our Memories said...

girl - i want to win this so badly....yum. is there a blueberry cream cheese? or is regular cream cheese better? you know i'm from NM, my email is ourmomentsourmemories AT gmail DOT com.

sorry for the lack of capitalization, i'm typing and holding a sleeping leah. :)

jerseygirl137 said...

I live in Pennsylvania and I would love to try a King Cake. If I looked in the right place the pecan praline filling sounds yummy.

I'm a new follower.

Tweeted http://twitter.com/jerseygirl137/status/43155906841690112


Charmaine said...

Love to try your king cake! Cream cheese sounds yummy so go with that. I'm in Tulsa OK.
My email is tvart dot comm at gmail dot com

Tracie said...

hey mama belle!
no time no see...or talk.
of course i would love some king cake!!!! it has been awhile.

flavor? gosh, idk...maybe praline...or apple...or strawberry cream cheese.

miss you!

you can email me or reach me on facebook.


Susan said...

I love king cake, and this looks so very good. My hubby would love it too! thanks for the entry. suelee1998 @ gmail.com