Snackshot of the Day: King Cake

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King cake is traditionally served for Mardi Gras.

The Daily Meal's editors, contributors, and readers dig into some pretty great restaurants, festivals, and meals. There's not always enough time to give a full review of a restaurant or describe in depth why a place, its food, and the people who prepare it are noteworthy, so Snackshot of the Day does what photographs do best, rely on the image to do most of the talking.

Today's Snackshot is of a piece of king cake. King cake is a staple of any Mardi Gras celebration. Whether you're partying in The Big Easy or hosting your own shindig at home, king cake is a must. Inside every king cake, a tiny plastic baby is hidden, and whoever finds the baby in their slice is responsible for hosting the party the following year. A basic king cake is a ring of dough with icing and yellow, green, and purple sprinkles.

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