Outside the Carmelita Bakery in Santa Maria, we found brothers, Andres and Jesus Vargas.
The boys were both dressed in king costumes.
“I was dancing with my costume,” said Andres.
“I like putting on my dress of the king my costume,” said Jesus. “I like the camels and I like how they dress and i like the kings hats.”
Inside the bakery were stacks and stacks of Rosca De Reyes cakes.
The cakes have a break like consistency and are normally filled with custard, strawberry and chocolate filling.
“It’s a celebration of the three kings going to visit the baby Jesus and giving Him his gifts, you find the little baby and if you find the little baby you have to make a party.”
These popular cakes began selling the minute the store opened.
“By eight o’clock people are coming from other bakeries trying to get them from us,” said Andres Lopez.
Close to six hundred cakes are made every year, and every year the staff at the bakery say they sell out of them before the store closes.
“It’s kind of a tradition to hide a little Jesus in the bread and then whoever gets it does something special for the family,” said Lopez.