► Roscón de Reyes or Three Kings cake
King cakes are a traditional Mardi Gras dessert, and according to legend the royal colors of purple, green and gold on the cake honor the three kings who visited the Christ child on Epiphany.
Mardi Gras King Cake Recipe --A brioche or sweet roll dough is braided, baked in a circle and decorated with icing and purple, green and gold sugars. Kind of like a crown shaped cinnamon roll all dressed up for a party.
Twelfth Night parties have been celebrated around the world on January 5 or 6 — depending on how you're counting — for many centuries.