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King cake in DC/MD

nje88 Feb 24, 2014 02:26 PM

Looking for a place in DC or MOCO to buy a king cake for next week. Prefer less sweet versions. Thanks,

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    laststandchili Feb 25, 2014 06:35 AM

    Saw a bunch at the Annapolis Whole Foods yesterday.

    Didn't pay much attention other than to notice.

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      Hobbert Feb 25, 2014 07:30 AM

      My brother likes the King Cake from Bayou Bakery.

      1. Bob W Feb 25, 2014 10:04 AM

        Some suggestions from WaPo:


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          nje88 Feb 25, 2014 11:01 AM

          Thanks Bob. This is so useful.

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          bmorecupcake Feb 27, 2014 07:06 AM

          Be careful, though: "king cakes" at some French-style bakeries in Baltimore -- at least at Patisserie Poupon and Bonaparte -- are not New Orleans king cake.

          1. luckyfatima Feb 27, 2014 11:01 AM

            The Giant in Ashburn has them. Of dubious quality, of course. But they are available.

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              Bob W Feb 27, 2014 11:02 AM

              I bought a Giant King Cake years ago for my office after I got the slice with the baby the previous year. It wasn't horrible.

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