As part of New Orleans's Christian faith, the coming of the wise men bearing gifts to the Christ Child is celebrated twelve days after Christmas. We refer to this as the Feast of the Epiphany, or Little Christmas on the Twelfth Night. This is a time of celebration, exchanging gifts and feasting. A popular custom was and still is the baking of a special cake in honor of the three kings, called "A King's Cake." Inside every king cake is a tiny baby (generally plastic now, but sometimes this baby might be made of porcelain or even gold). The tradition of having King Cake Parties has evolved over time, and the person who receives the slice of cake with the baby is asked to continue the festivities by hosting the next King Cake party.
Stitch count: 88w x 41h
Stitched size on 14/28 count fabric: 6.3 inches x 2.9 inchesFloss used: DMC 435, 437, 700, 726, 3837 (optional for 700, 726 and 3837 is PB06 metallic green, PB201 metallic gold, PB12 metallic purple)