King Cakes by our own local, hometown bakery — Bailey’s Bakery. Baked fresh, specially wrapped, and shipped out!
Please choose your first flavor, second flavor (select “none” if you only want one flavor), mixing style, and whether you want the baby inside or outside of the cake. Select “free shipping” at check-out.
King Cake orders only available during Mardi Gras season (January – Mardi Gras). See shipping info below.
King Cakes by our own local hometown bakery — Bailey’s Bakery!! Baked fresh, specially wrapped, and shipped to any U.S. address or APO/FPO/DPO address (see shipping info below). Bailey’s has over 20 years of experience making King Cakes which has taught them exactly what customers like. They make their sweet dough fresh every day with the best ingredients available, then braid the dough into the traditional oval shape before proofing and baking to perfection. Each cake is filled with nearly a pound of a filling of your choice then topped with their homemade icing and sugars. Choose from a variety of flavors. You can even choose two flavors to mingle or do half and half! A plastic baby inside is also an option. Each king cake serves approximately 15 people and weighs about 3 pounds.
Shipping Info — Price includes shipping. (If ordering multiple cakes, please place separate orders to get the free shipping option for each cake). Cakes stay fresh for about 6-7 days so if your APO/FPO/DPO address typically takes weeks to arrive, please do not order. Cakes ship undecorated since the frosting and sugar tend to become distorted during shipment. Cakes are shipped out on Mondays and Wednesdays.
Icing and decorations come on the side along with instructions. King Cake orders only available during Mardi Gras season (January – Mardi Gras).
What are King Cakes?
The start of the Mardi Gras season on January 6 is marked by the Epiphany, the day the Three Kings found baby Jesus. In Louisiana, King Cakes are baked in honor of the Three Kings and the finding of baby Jesus.
Louisiana King Cakes are oval in shape to show the unity of all Christians. They are decorated in traditional Mardi Gras colors: Green representing Faith; Gold representing Power; Purple representing Justice. Tucked away inside the cake is a plastic figurine which represents the baby Jesus. Local tradition is that whoever finds the baby in their piece of cake has to host the next seasonal party and provide the next King Cake. That person is also crowned “King” for the day.
Though delicious any time of the year, King Cake season typically ends on Mardi Gras (Fat Tuesday) — the day before the beginning of Lent.
Plain (No Filling), Cream Cheese, Strawberry, Apple, Blueberry, Lemon, Raspberry, Bavarian
None (No Filling/Plain), Cream Cheese, Strawberry, Apple, Blueberry, Lemon, Raspberry, Bavarian
Plain, Only 1 Flavor, Flavors Mingled Together, Half and Half
Baby Inside, Baby Outside