Laissez Les Bons Temps Rouler! Let the good times roll with this traditional braided King Cake. Enjoy your own Mardi Gras Carnival with this delicious cinnamon sweet bread, covered with a sugary, sweet fondant.
Our popular King Cake comes sprinkled with the traditional Mardi Gras colored sugars: purple (justice), green (faith) and gold (power).
Traditional Mardi Gras King Cake - rich bread with cinnamon and triple colored sugars - completes any carnival celebration! You can order the Mardi Gras King Cake in New Orleans, or have it shipped anywhere else in the country to family and friends far and wide.
The history of the Mardi Gras King Cake is fascinating. Three hundred years ago, it was just a dry French bread twisted, sugared and with a bean hidden inside. It began as a traditional Christmas dessert to celebrate King's Day on January 6th, which commemorates the visit of the Magi to the newborn Jesus. The hiding of a bean inside comes from a Saturnalia, an ancient Roman festival to honor the god Saturn. Whoever finds the bean was made "king for the day".
In 1870, a troupe of French explorers brought the Mardi Gras King Cake to Louisiana. The official colors of the sugar are green to represent faith, purple for justice and of course, gold for power. Our classic Mardi Gras King Cake for delivery is an easy way to celebrate Carnival in New Orleans or anywhere else around the country.