Wednesday, February 4, 2009

~A Bumpkin Giveaway~ Laissez les bon temps rouler!

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Let the good times roll!

While the rest of you are oh so excited about Valentines Day, (and you should be it's a great holiday for us ladies) the Bumpkin is celebrating Mardi Gras! The official kick off is in my hometown this weekend. Of course the Bumpkin will have lots of pics, recipes, and little something extra to share.

It's the Bumpkin's 1st Giveaway. Since Mardi Gras is the biggest celebration on the Coast, and most of you live to far away to celebrate with the Bumpkin, I thought it would be great to share one of my favorite Mardi Gras treats with one of you. The Bumpkin is giving away a Paul's Pastry Pecan Praline King Cake. A King Cake is a traditional Mardi Gras party staple. The tradition is during the season you visit many parties all serving King Cakes. They come in all sizes, and flavors. In each King Cake is a tiny plastic baby. If you get the piece with the baby in it, (read bite into something a little hard and break a tooth), you are obligated to buy the next King Cake.
Serious disclaimer here: The Bumpkin is warning you that the baby can be a potential choking hazard, so if kids are going to be around the king cake, you must check each piece carefully for the baby until it's found.

Now this is not just any King Cake, this is the best King Cake. Paul's Pastry Shoppe is in Picayune, MS (Bumpkin pronunciation is Pick-key-yoon). It's between here and New Orleans, and they have King Cakes down to a science. Most of their cakes have purple, green, and gold sugar on top, and The Bumpkin hates this part of the King Cake. The Pecan Praline has a special topping, and sprinkles in the traditional Mardi Gras colors. It is absolutely divine. Paul's King Cakes are delivered to BP stations here on the Mississippi Gulf Coast, and we fight to get the Pecan Praline King Cakes. Literally, they are delivered on Wednesdays and Saturdays and if you aren't there early, you get stuck with Blueberry Cream Cheese or the ever dreaded Plain. If you want to order your own King Cake I have provided the link above, and Tell 'em the Bumpkin sent y'all.

I will close entries on Wednesday February 18th, 2009. Winner will be announced on the 19th.
I will have the King Cake delivered to you Fed Ex on Fat Tuesday (February 24th), while The Bumpkin is in New Orleans you and at least 10 others can celebrate Mardi Gras too!

Here are the rules, I'm keeping it simple.

Leave a comment=one entry
Become a follower (Come and ride the swing) =3 entries
Tell about The Bumpkin's giveaway on your blog=5 entries
All my current followers automatically get 4 entries, because I'm loyal to followers!

In other Valentine's Day giveaway news be sure to get entered in these two ladies giveaways!

The Mojito Maven is giving away Fat Witch brownies, and if you have never had
Fat Witch brownies, you better get on over there and get entered. Both the Maven, Oprah, and I agree this is a must for all chocolate lovers. I suggest the blonde babies be in your mix!

Also, The Blue Eyed Bride is giving away Hanky Panky gift package for Valentines Day!
Get on over there and register for this sexy sassy giveaway!
Love,

The Bumpkin

25 comments:

Wendy said...

How exciting! I love King Cake at Mardi Gras but no one up sells them...I have always made my own. I will mention your giveaway on my blog.

Blue-Eyed Bride said...

Oh my gosh! Oh my gosh!!!! Enter me!!!! :)

Emma said...

i haven't really celebrated mardi gras since i've been in the city...i would love for this to be the spark that gets me! :) and i will def mention it on my blog.

Josh and Tiff: said...

I want that king cake! My husband was born in Baton Rouge, LA. We live in Alabama now, so he doesn't get to taste the divinity of king cakes too often now. Occassionally, we will make a trip to LA to get a king cake from Gambino's in New Orleans, which is the best I have ever had! OMG! My mouth is watering...

Champagne Blonde said...

Following-and telling!

USCEmily said...

I don't know what this tastes like, but it sounds like fun, so sign me up! If I win, I'll share with Erin, I promise :-)

TuTu's Bliss said...

YUMMMMM Can you ship this to Hawaii?? :) Swing by my blog I'm giving away a taste of Aloha!!

SimplyTaylored said...

Count me in... I am posting it now!!! Love your site BTW.

Cas said...

What a great giveaway. I haven't had King Cake since I was a kid!!!

I'm following

Baroness Bijoutery said...

I haven't had King Cake in years...but then it's been many many many years since I was last there for Mardi Gras. Yes enter me please

jola said...

I had never heard of a King Cake until being sent to your site from a suggestion to visit that was on SimplyTaylored's blog. Interesting blog - count me in as a follower..

knotaway said...

I'd love to be entered! Thanks to SimplyTaylored for cluing me in, too!
I'll post about it on my blog, too!

Barefoot in the Park said...

oh holy cow. i LOVE king cakes and cannot find them anywhere here now that the new orleans cooking school closed. i'd love to be entered! i'll become a follower too!

Bella said...

Fun, fun,fun girlie!

Alicia said...

Yay! I am so excited! I have become a follower and I posted it on my site. I love King Cakes!! What an awesome giveaway!

Mable Cakes said...

Please enter me!!! We recently moved from the south to MAINE and no one even mentions Mardi Gras up here! I need some south in my life!

Doodle Bugs Paper said...

Yummy!! Is there anything better than King cake? Sweeeeeeet!!

I am a follower...
and a southern belle wearing MS girl too!!

Puttin' On The GRITS said...

I'm pretty sure I need some King Cake! I've seen so many posts about them recently and I've never eaten one!!

Vickie said...

King Cake, heard of it, but have never had a piece.

Surf Girl said...

Me, me!! I looove king cake. I have a super easy recipe that uses Grands Cinnamon Rolls. Delish!
When hubby and I lived in FL, we had a huge crawfish boil/Mardi Gras party every year. Too much fun!
I haven't found a bakery here in NC that makes them yet. What's up with that??

Wacie's Way said...

I would LOVE to win a real King Cake!!!!!

Cool Gal said...

This is an awesome idea!

I've heard of these cakes(food network), but have never tried one.

I'll post on my blog.

suburban prep said...

I didn't know what a King Cake was until reading.
Thanks for the info.
I'd love to be entered.

Sarah said...

oh my gosh am I too late?? I'd love to enter!! and I'm a follower! :D

Mmmm...Tastes Good said...

I hope I'm not too late!!!!!!! Bring on the King Cake!