Hey everyone! I wrote a post earlier this week about a few king cake event I was taking part in. They both went well, and now my house smells like a doughnut shop and is filled with more king cake than I can possibly eat.
Mardi Gras problems, right?
Here’s the WGNO news segment I was featured on — it’s short and pretty funny. They call me “the King of King Cakes” which I’m not going to lie…I love.
Then yesterday I took part in a Virtual Field Trip about king cakes with The Historic New Orleans Collection. It was a great conversation and hopefully I gave some fun information without getting too boring about ancient Egypt’s 4,000-year-old contributions to Carnival. (If you read that sentence without your eyes glazing over, I’d suggest checking it out!)
Someone on the call asked me a good question about where I’d recommend getting king cakes shipped from if you’re trying to get one out of state. It’s a question I’m hearing a lot, so here are a few ideas.
First, if you’re looking for traditional, I wrote this article a year or two ago. It feature the Big Four traditional cakes. Most or all of them will ship, and if old school is what you’re after, give these a try.
My personal preference is elsewhere, however.
Two of my favorites that I’m 100% sure are available for shipping are Tartine and Bywater Bakery. I’ve known I’ve loved Bywater Bakery cakes for quite a few years. If you want one of theirs — check their website (the link I just posted) each day because it looks like they’re experiencing a lot of orders and are shipping only on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. My favorite is the cheesecake, but each that I’ve had is really really good.
Tartine is more of a new discovery for me (though I used to each lunch their almost every day when I worked nearby). I’ve tried their king cake before, but holy moly — it really knocked my socks off when I ate it yesterday. It’s filled with a cinnamon cream cheese that is unbelievable. Get it. Don’t delay. It’s so good. Any time someone asks me what my favorite king cake in the city is, I usually give a Top 5 list. But if I WAS to name one…
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