Jamie's B-Day Cake Inspired Contest

>> Monday, September 7, 2009

Madi Gras- More than an Excuse to Party!! 

After searching high and low for the "perfect" cake for inspiration for Jaimie's Cake Inspired Contest I decided on:  The New Orleans traditional KING CAKE.
"The King Cake tradition came to New Orleans with the first French settlers and has stayed ever since. Like the rest of Mardi Gras during those early days, the king cake was a part of the family's celebration, and really didn't take on a public role until after the Civil War. In 1870, the Twelfth Night Revelers held their ball, with a large king cake as the main attraction. Instead of choosing a sacred king to, the TNR used the bean in the cake to choose the queen of the ball. This tradition has carried on to this day, although the TNR now use a wooden replica of a large king cake. The ladies of the court pull open little drawers in the cake's lower layer which contain the silver and gold beans. Silver means you're on the court; gold is for the queen."
The King Cake isn't what you picture when you think of a "beautiful cake" it looks very hand done, like anyone could decorate it. The most simple, said to be the most traditional, is a ring of twisted bread topped with icing or sugar, usually colored purple, green, and gold (the traditional Carnival colors) with food coloring.
 
What makes the King Cake so special is all the Tradition behind it.  
As tradition went on and the King Cake became more of a symbol of the past, the gold bean was replaced by a small plastic baby.
 
       
  
  ....And now finally for my look....
The King Cake... Done SEXY!
      

Party like you in New Orleans

It wouldn't be a king cake without the Icing and Sprinkles
 
::Both Eyes::

I had sooo much fun doing this look... it really is the most "dramatic" look I have ever done
(still learning)

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10 comments:

Mimilainna September 7, 2009 at 9:37 AM  

BEAUTIFUL!! I love it!

Skye September 7, 2009 at 10:23 AM  

OMG GORJUZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ

MakeupJunkee September 7, 2009 at 11:15 AM  

omfg, you did a hell of a job. Hope you win..

Sara (The Makeup Snob) September 7, 2009 at 11:44 AM  

Cake fabulous! Your Makeup! Amazing!! Good luck! You must win!!

Katrina September 7, 2009 at 12:41 PM  

WOW! Thats amazing Katie! Beautiful!!!! I hope you win, you have got to win!

Sherry September 7, 2009 at 5:56 PM  

so pretty! :) hehe.. my eyeshadow the color like not showing off :( hehe..

tiff September 7, 2009 at 10:52 PM  

Wow, you look amazing!

Katrina M September 8, 2009 at 4:43 PM  

honey, you are one talented artist!!! amazing job!!!

got my vote...for sure

thanks for checking out my blog!

love meeting new hot babes

xoxo and spanks*

katrina m

Tali September 16, 2009 at 5:22 AM  

Woah great great job!!! Youll deffo win!! xxox

Katrina September 20, 2009 at 1:18 AM  

I have to comment again because your entry is so good! You HAVE to win! Your look is so neat its incredible for such a creative look! Great job hun! You look gorrrrgeous!

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