We make the BEST King Cakes in the greater Atlanta area!

Tired of the less than authentic version at your local grocery or having to pay excessive shipping to have one sent from Louisiana?  If so, then you have found the right place! 

You can have a simple Traditional cake with Cinnamon & Sugar or a stuffed one with Cream Cheese, Strawberries, Pralines, Apples & even Crawfish!  Vegan & Gluten Free cakes are also available!  All of our cakes are made from scratch and baked fresh with All Natural Ingredients.  Even the mardi gras colored sugar!  Order Your own Customized King Cake Today!!

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Mardi Gras History

The King Cake is believed to have originated in France around the 12th Century. In European countries, the coming of the three wise men bearing gifts to the Christ child is celebrated twelve days after Christmas, called the Feast of the Epiphany, Little Christmas on the Twelfth Night, or King's Day.

 

The most popular custom is the baking of a special cake in honor of the three kings... a "Kings Cake." These cakes were made round to portray the circular route used by the wise men. This route was taken in order to confuse King Herod who was trying to kill the Christ child.

 

In early European king cakes, a bean, pea, or coin was hidden inside the dough and the person who got the piece was declared king for a day, or was said to have good luck in the coming year. The Latin Americans; however, put a small figure inside the cakes representing Baby Jesus.

 

The tradition has now evolved that the person who gets the baby is expected to carry on the carnival festivities by hosting the next king cake party. Starting the twelfth day after Christmas, January 6th known as 'Epiphany' King Cake parties start and continue all the way until the first day of Lent, ending on Fat Tuesday, also known as Mardi Gras day!

 

King cakes were first introduced with little decorations on a simple ring of dough. The New Orleans style king cake is brightly decorated with the traditional Mardi Gras colors: purple, representing justice; green, representing faith; and gold, representing power.  Here at Bourbon Street Ice our fresh baked king cakes are part of another fine Louisiana tradition with a recipe passed down from many generations.  So get into the Mardi Gras spirit and order your very own king cake today!

How we Make King Cakes by Dee Carter