Roscas de Reyes (ring of kings or three king’s bread) is eaten on “El Dia de Los Reyes” (“The Day of the Kings”), which celebrates the three Kings who visited the baby Jesus to give him gifts of gold, myrrh, and frankincense.
The cake is an oversized version of kingcake colored with candy fruit. Raisins, milk, anise, cinnamon, vanilla, and colorful candy fruit are used depending on the recipe.
At least one plastic miniature figurine of the baby Jesus can be hidden inside the cake.
Among Mexicans, the person who finds the plastic baby owes everyone tamales on February 2, which is called “Dia de la Virgen de la Cadelaria” (“Day of the Virgin of Cadelaria”).