King Cakes/Bakery FAQs

  • How long will King Cake last?
    A fresh King Cake will last 2-3 days...if it is around that long! If the cake tastes a bit stale, put it in the microwave for 20 seconds.....delicious!
  • Does King Cake need to be refrigerated?
    The traditional King Cakes do not need to be refrigerated. However, we recommend that you refrigerate the King Cakes that are filled with creamy fillings are refrigerated. You may use the same microwave trick on those.
  • What does King Cake symbolize?
    The oval shape represents a crown & symbolizes the unity of faiths. Some cultures also associate the King Cake with the festival of the Epiphany at the end of Christmas and with the pre-Lenten celebrations of Mardi Gras.
  • What is a King Cake?
    A cinnamon laced, brioche style dough topped with icing and colorful sugars, can be plain or filled. The colors of the sugar on top of the king cake originally came from the Christian religion. The purple symbolizes justice, the green symbolizes faith, and the gold symbolizes power. The three colors honor the three kings who visited the Christ child (Jesus) on Epiphany, the 12th day after Christmas.
  • What does finding the baby in the King Cake mean?
    If you find the baby in the King Cake, you must bring the next one to share.
  • What does a King Cake taste like?
    A delicious cinnamon brioche type cake. Very unique flavor and tradition!
  • What flavor is King Cake?
    We offer traditional (plain cinnamon, no filling), Filled - cream cheese, chocolate cream cheese, strawberry, pecan praline, blueberry, zulu, praline & cream, and Tabasco.
  • Why is it called a King Cake?
    Today, the baby symbolizes luck and prosperity to whomever finds it in his/her slice of cake. That person is also responsible for purchasing next year's cake, or for throwing the next Mardi Gras party. In some traditions, the finder of the baby is designated "king" or "queen" for the evening.
  • Where did the King Cake originate?
    The King cake originated in France and was brought to New Orleans, Louisiana in 1870.
  • How do I serve King Cake?
    Slice the King Cake as big or small as you would like....dare you to eat just one piece! Some people prefer it be heated just 20 seconds or so.
  • How do I hide the baby in the King Cake?
    If the baby is not already hidden in the cake, just pick a spot & push it into the soft dough. Remember, if you get the is your turn next time to bring the King cake!
  • Where can I get a King Cake?
    From Louisiana Crawfish Company of course! We offer many different selection and will ship them right to your door!
  • How many people does 1 King Cake feed?
    Depending on how thick you slice it...12-20 people for the oval cake.
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