It's an enviable buffet, running from shrimp and grits to gumbo, king cake to chicken and waffles. The spread is met with almost universal enthusiasm. That includes a rapturous "Yay!" when the chicken and waffles hit the table.
A similarly joyous shout of "Sprinkles!" comes when the king cake is served. (In case you're wondering, that's the proper response to have when presented with king cake.) Even better, each kid winds up with the baby traditionally hid in the cake. Though, one child curiously thinks having a toy baby hidden in his food too weird to handle. When you think about it, he's kind of right.