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Any king cakes in the Boston area?

kingrmking Feb 18, 2009 04:23 PM

Mail order makes it prohibitively expensive. Thanks!

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    bostonsooner Feb 18, 2009 06:17 PM

    Coffee Time Bake Shop in Salem has them. I got several last year (after years of mail ordering and spending a fortune) and they were pretty good. I'd call ahead to make sure they have them in stock. You do have to jam the baby into the cake yourself, though. Here's a link to their flyer on king cakes


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    1. re: bostonsooner
      Joanie Feb 23, 2009 07:20 AM

      Brad at Blue Frog in JP says he's making them.

    2. galangatron Feb 18, 2009 08:40 PM

      coffee time bake shop also has really good paczki (polish donuts) and bismarks

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        macadamianut Feb 19, 2009 05:27 AM

        I saw the article and recipe in the globe yesterday. I can't imagine having that article and recipe and not providing a photo of it. I was so curious that I googled king cake images and found a picture of how it should look. It's a vision of art and it would have looked so good in the paper.

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          bjoy Feb 20, 2009 05:39 PM

          The Times Picayune published a few relatively easy recipes for king cake :


          It's probably easier to make than to try to find. Good luck.

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            mats77 Jan 19, 2010 07:52 AM

            Wanted to resurrect this post since Mardi Gras is quickly approaching. Any new thoughts on where to get one locally? Thanks

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              know_man Jan 3, 2011 12:05 PM

              Jan 3rd, 2011. I read the Feb 18, 2009 post about Coffee Time Bake Shop and called them. The owner said that they usually only bake King Cakes for Mardi Gras. I explained that I'm a native New Orleanian living in Boston and hosting a King Cake party on Jan 6th and asked him if he would make a King Cake for me. After all, the King Cake season starts with the Feast of the Three Kings, January 6th.
              He said he'd make several and put the rest up for sale.
              -- Wonderful!

              Coffee Time Bake Shop
              96 Bridge St, Salem, MA 01970

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                jjlacour Jan 3, 2011 04:05 PM


                Only Haydel's will do for us natives!

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