King Cakes

King Cakes:

We offer two delicious styles of King Cakes. The first is the popular Mardi Gras King Cake. This cake starts with our signature recipe of fresh brioche dough. The dough is formed into a ring and then filled with your choice of cream cheese, fruits, nuts or a combination of these fillings. The cake is then baked and covered with our homemade icing and colored sugar in purple, green and gold. The cake is packaged with Mardi Gras Beads and a plastic baby that you can insert before serving.

We also offer the traditional French King Cake, which is a round puff pastry with almond filling. This cake should be heated in the oven and served warm.  Wonderful with coffee for breakfast!

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Fillings and Sizes:

For Mardi Gras King Cake fillings, you may choose a single filling, double filling or combination cake. A double filling cake lets you choose Cream Cheese plus a selection of either nuts or fruit filling, mixed together. A combination cake lets you choose one filling for half the cake and another filing for the other half. Combinations are allowed only on large King Cakes.

Traditional French King Cake made only with almond cream filling.

Both King Cakes come in two sizes. The regular cake provides approximately 10 servings and the large provides approximately 20 servings.

History of the King Cake:

In European countries, the coming of the Wise Men bearing gifts for the baby Jesus in celebrated annually twelve days after Christmas. Called Epiphany or the Twelfth Night, it is traditionally a time of celebrating and feasting. The French tradition of baking a special cake to honor the three kings, "A King's Cake," began in 1311. Today, King Cakes are enjoyed in Louisiana from the Feast of Epiphany until Mardi Gras day. A plastic or porcelain baby is inserted into the cake to symbolize the Baby Jesus. The cake is covered in sugar, specially colored in purple for justice, green for faith and gold for power - these are also the colors of Mardi Gras. In Louisiana, whomever gets the piece of King Cake with the baby in it must continue the celebration by hosting the next party and providing the next King Cake!