The story behind the King Cake originates from the visit of the 3 Kings to the baby Jesus. Whomever gets the piece of cake with the baby Jesus figure in it is supposed to host the next party or buy the next cake. If you want to read more here's a link to a website with the story:
General info from Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/King_cake
A more in depth historical account: http://mardigrasunmasked.com/local-color-and-customs/king-cake-history/
I'm a bit of a history geek, so I'm always fascinated with the way customs start and evolve over time.
We didn't have a cajun dinner this year. But, have in the past. There's a wonderful place called Hebert's Meats where you can order and have it shipped on dry ice overnight. I really love their crawfish pie!! Here's the link to their page and menu:
Joy and Bon Appetit! Thanks for stopping by.