Thursday, March 1, 2012

Purple and green and gold, oh my!

Every year, for the past 17 years, Burlington hosts its annual Magic Hat Mardi Gras parade, which is taking place this Saturday, March 3rd. It is a day of music, comedy, costumes, and fun. It is a spectacle to top all spectacles. The parade brings people from all walks of life together to celebrate this colorful day. Purple, green, and gold are spread across the streets of Burlington in the forms of beads, masks, and spirit. The story goes, that "Rex, the King of Carnival, assigned meaning to the colors in 1892. Purple stands for justice, green for faith, and gold for power," as told by the official New Orleans Mardi Gras page. Purple, green, and gold are still the theme in modern Mardi Gras celebrations. Across all of Burlington, everything is smattered with those colors. Local shops have already started getting in the spirit. We at my little cupcake have even caught the Mardi Gras bug.

Image courtesy of a my little cupcake employee

Pictured above is just one of the Mardi Gras themed treats that we will be offering this weekend. The tie-dye cakepop picture above is a gold, purple, and green vanilla cake dipped in white chocolate! We will also have mini cupcakes (with the same color theme), and a mini beignet donut on top of some others.  To round out the Mardi Gras traditions, we will have king cake cupcakes. King cake is a traditional Mardi Gras dessert. The tradition goes that a plastic trinket, usually a baby, is stuffed inside the cake, which is then covered in icing. We will be making our cupcakes minus the plastic trinket, but with plenty of festive spirit. And these days, everyone is getting in the spirit, including our loyal employee Edward Cullen:

Image courtesy of our twitter

So if you are around this Saturday, come check out the Mardi Gras festivities. Snow or shine, we will be here with cupcakes and smiles.

Stay sweet,

my little cupcake

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