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Mardi Gras is Tuesday -- do you have your king cake? At first sight, it may come across as, well, a little unusual. A large wreath-shaped cake bedazzled in vibrant shades of purple, green and gold — there's nothing subtle about it. It might be flavored simply with a touch of cinnamon sugar, or maybe it's decked out with any of a number of creative fillings. Help yourself to a slice, or two — just be careful you don't accidentally bite into the plastic baby. Behold the wonder that is the king cake. For many, a New Orleans-style Mardi Gras is simply not complete without it. RECIPES: King cake and 16 additional Mardi Gras-inspired recipes Largely drawn from...