A cake made and eaten traditionally around Mardi Gras. Placed inside is a little plastic baby Jesus. If you get the little bundle of joy in your piece of cake, you are supposed to have good luck for the following year. The way I see it, a dentists bill for the capping of a tooth you chipped biting into a plastic messiah isn't my idea of good fortune. There was an attempt this year to make the largest king cake ever, about the size of half a football field with 200 babies (plastic of course) concealed inside.