Cheryl Bowman

A Slice of Mardi Gras In DuPage County

Iced and decorated with purple, green, and yellow sugar The King Cake Girls ship their Mardi Gras treats across the country

Iced and decorated with purple, green, and yellow sugar The King Cake Girls ship their Mardi Gras treats across the country

A season comes to end this week, no not winter, Mardi Gras season ends on Tuesday. First Light host Brian O’Keefe didn’t realize there was a defined Mardi Gras season until he met ‘The King Cake Girls’, Kristen McCann and Cheryl Bowman. The season runs from the day after the Catholic holiday, Epiphany and continues until the day before Ash Wednesday. Kristen and Cheryl help people celebrate the season with a sweet treat associated with the season

The King Cake Girls Cheryl Bowman (left) and Kristen McCann (right) review cake orders during a night of baking in Naperville

The King Cake Girls Cheryl Bowman (left) and Kristen McCann (right) review cake orders during a night of baking in Naperville

Kristen McCann rolls out the dough for an extra large King Cake during a recent night of baking

Kristen McCann rolls out the dough for an extra large King Cake during a recent night of baking

Cheryl Bowman rolls the dough into a rope and then twists two together to create the ring of King Cake

Cheryl Bowman rolls the dough into a rope and then twists two together to create the ring of King Cake

The King Cake Girls supplies include a ziplock of little plastic babies to go with each cake they make

The King Cake Girls supplies include a ziplock of little plastic babies to go with each cake they make