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King Cake

What is a King Cake?

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King cake

Part of a Louisiana-style king cake with the baby figurine on top

A king cake, also known as a three kings cake, is a cake associated in many countries with Epiphany.[1] Its form and ingredients are variable, but in most cases a fève (lit. 'fava bean') such as a figurine, often said to represent the Christ Child, is hidden inside.[2] After the cake is cut, whoever gets the fève wins a prize.[3][2] Modern fèves can be made of other materials, and can represent various objects and people.[4]

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