King Cakes

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Mardi Gras king cakes are here! Try all of our delicious flavors, including our famous Traditional King Cake, Cream Cheese, Praline Pecan, Bavarian Cream, Chocolate Bavarian Cream, Apple, Lemon, Strawberry, Strawberry Cream Cheese.
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Joe's King Cakes

In Store Pricing

Type Medium Large X-Large
Traditional 14.50 19.99 25.99
Filled* 18.50 26.99 31.99
Cream Cheese 18.99 27.99 31.99
Strawberry Cream Cheese 22.99 31.99 36.99
Praline Pecan 24.99 33.99 39.99
No Sugar 14.50 19.99 25.99

*Filled: Bavarian Cream, Lemon, Apple, Strawberry, or Chocolate Bavarian Cream

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Deadline: Mardi Gras Day, 2/13/18 at Midnight

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History of the Mardi Gras King Cake

Nothing marks the start of Mardi Gras season like the sudden debut of King Cakes in New Orleans. Mardi Gras, also known as Carnival, officially begins on January 6th, also known as “Twelfth Night,” which is also the beginning of King Cake season. King Cakes are sold through Mardi Gras Day, the day before Ash Wednesday.
While the precise origin of the King Cake is not known, it’s thought that it was one of the many rich and delicious traditions brought with the French in 1870 when they settled the area. Joe’s King Cakes are oval-shaped and resemble a twisted, colorful, oversized cinnamon roll, with creamy white glaze and colorful Mardi Gras-themed bands of purple, green, and gold sugar. The colors represent justice, faith, and power.
A tiny plastic baby is hidden inside each King Cake. Finding one in your slice of cake rewards you the title of “King” or “Queen” for the day, and you’re bound by custom to host the next party and provide the King Cake to select your royal successor. This is how New Orleans keeps the party going all season long!