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Rosca de Reyes

 

January 6th is Día de los Reyes Magos in México. This is the equivalent of Christmas day in the United States. Children put out their shoes to represent how many children live in the house and therefore the 3 King's will know how many gifts to leave. Families gather in the evening with a merienda, which is a light dinner usually coffee, hot chocolate, and bread or the Rosca de Reyes.

Día de los Reyes Magos is the day that the 3 King's visited baby Jesus to give him his gifts which were gold, myrrh, and incense.

The traditional Rosca de Reyes is a bread like cake with a plastic baby inside representing baby Jesus. We include 1 baby Jesus in all of our roscas for this reason. Many families will request several baby Jesus becuase the tradition is that who ever gets the baby Jesus throws a party with atole and tamales on February 2, día de la Candelaria.

The Rosca may be ordered in two sizes and four different flavors (strawberry, pineapple, apple, and creamcheese). The small ($15.00.) serves about 12 people and the large($30.00) serves about 25 people. Additional dolls cost $1.00 each.

You can e-mail your order to lamexicanabakery@gmail.com please include your name, telephone number and the quantity, size and flavor and the day of your pick up.

For special orders or school event please call 512-443-6369 or 512-921-6686.

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