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Feb 10, 2012 01:42 PM

Kings Cake

What's it all about and where is the best? I want to tell our 23 yr. old living down there for a year. Thanks in advance.

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  1. It's King Cake and they are cloyingly sweet. We just picked up a couple from Rouses and they were good, according to my wife at least as I can't eat them anymore. Randazo's always had good ones. You can get them plain with just icing on top or filled with cream cheese and varius other flavors. When I was a child they were only soldfrom January 6 through Mardi Gras, whenever it fell. Now there are places that push the envelope and sell them earier and later, which to me means they may some day lose the meani behind them, as part of Mardi Gras. At schoool, we would have king cake parties and whover had te piece with the baby inside would haveto bring the king cake for the next party.

    1. Here is a link to the history of the King Cake as well as several different recipes.

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      1. re: speyerer

        To answer your question many enjoy the King Cake at Haydel's Bakery.

        1. re: speyerer

          Yes, I would agree that Haydel’s has the best.
          There are all kinds of stuffed king cakes with different fruit fillings, as well as different cheeses. My personal favorite is the cream cheese, but many people prefer the original with no filling.

          1. re: shanefink

            Winner to be announced Fri. Feb 16. Two Randazzos were at the top of the nominees list.
            Randazzos are about $14.00 for a small plain, making them nearly 2x the price of a Rouse's small, however they are more moist and much better. I ordered a nutella from La Dulce Nola for Sat. 18. Large runs around $28 w tax. I'll let you know if it was worth it.

              1. re: JazzyB

                The "nutella"kingcake from La Dulce Nola was a total ripoff. Essentially brioche with glaze/sugar and so little nutella it could have passed for a "plain" (no joke). Cake Cafes's apple/goat cheese is very good.

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