A galette de Roi is what is called a king cake in Louisiana, a cake serve on Epiphany celebrating the arrival of the Three Wisemen who came to visit Jesus after his birth. You see them for sale in every boulangerie and patisserie in France around Christmas along with a paper crown as there is a small fugure inside and the one who gets it in their piece of cake gets to wear the crown and be the king. The cake itself is good with an almond paste inside and I’ve always meant to try making one myself-with already prepared crust-but never have. I’ve collected a few of the little figures found inside the cakes at brocantes but was recently really taken with some that I saw at Laduree. They are too pretty to put inside a cake I think.