Caluda's Traditional King Cake (Icing on the Side)
Caluda's Traditional King Cake is a classic Mardi Gras dessert with a twist. This king cake is made with a soft, sweet dough and filled with a generous amount of cinnamon and sugar, creating a rich and indulgent flavor. The cake is then topped with a layer of icing and sprinkles, but in a unique twist, the icing is served on the side so that each person can customize the sweetness to their preference. The outside of the cake is golden and flaky, while the inside is soft and bursting with the flavors of cinnamon and sugar. This king cake is the perfect way to celebrate Mardi Gras or any special occasion.
King cakes are a traditional pastry that are popular in New Orleans during the Carnival season, which begins on Twelfth Night (the evening of January 5) and ends on Mardi Gras (Fat Tuesday, the day before Ash Wednesday). The best part of a king cake is a matter of personal preference, but many people enjoy the following aspects of this delicious treat:
The flavor: King cakes are made with sweet, buttery dough that is flavored with cinnamon and nutmeg.
The decorations: King cakes are decorated with colorful icing and sprinkles in the traditional Mardi Gras colors of purple, green, and gold. Some bakeries also get creative with the decorations. (Icing and sugar will be on the side and you can spread it as needed on top of the bread)
The tradition: A small plastic baby (representing the Baby Jesus) is hidden inside the king cake. According to tradition, the person who finds the baby in their slice of cake is responsible for purchasing or making the next king cake, or for hosting the next party. This adds an element of fun and surprise to the experience of eating a king cake.
The community aspect: In New Orleans, it is common for people to gather and eat king cakes together, often in the context of a party or celebration. Sharing a king cake with friends and family can be a memorable and enjoyable experience.
Overall, the best part of a king cake from New Orleans is the combination of its delicious flavor, festive decorations, rich tradition, and communal aspect.
King Cake feeds approximately 15-20 people
Icing is on the Side to ensure the King Cake arrives in the best condition possible! Beads are not included.