NEW ORLEANS - The second annual King Cake Festival kicked off in Champion's Square on Sunday, and there was every variation of the sweet treat you can think of.
There are dozens of types of flavors and they come in all shapes and sizes, and most people would agree... more »
BATON ROUGE - As Carnival season kicks off so does the tradition of the state's guiltiest pleasure: King Cakes.
The classic Mardi Gras treat is typically made with cinnamon and icing, but this year some bakeries and donut shops are branching out with some off-the-wall flavors.
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BATON ROUGE - Bakeries in Baton Rouge are in crunch mode as they prepare thousands of King Cakes and other pastries to be shipped around the world.
Ambrosia Bakery said they've shipped around 3,000 King Cakes so far this Mardi Gras season, and have several hundred more being prepared... more »
BATON ROUGE - Baker Jeff Herman and Chef Jay Ducote kicked off carnival season on WBRZ News 2 at 4 with maple bacon king cakes.
Herman, who owns Tiger Deaux-Nuts, said this is his take on a Mardi Gras favorite.
For more information on Herman or the shop,... more »
MEXICO CITY (AP) - Mexican bakers have made a traditional holiday ring cake that instead of measuring the usual two feet or so, weighed in at 10 tons and stretched in a nearly mile-long circle on Mexico City's main plaza. National bakers association vice president Antonio Arias says the bready... more »
BATON ROUGE- The traditional King Cake is essential to make any Mardi Gras party authentic, but not everyone has easy access to the sweet treats. It's why several bakeries are shipping the cakes cross country.
"Probably doing about 20,000 to 25,000 king cakes total and a little bit less... more »