Several weeks before the actual Mardi Gras
party, New Orleanians
purchase King Cakes
to share with their fellow students
Whoever finds the plastic baby
has to bring in the next King Cake for everyone.
Since the unfortunate of bankruptcy of the
quintessential New Orleans bakery, McKenzies'
, a few years ago, it is difficult to find a King Cake in New Orleans that is both tasty and decently priced
. So far, no one has been able to produce the sugary pastry
as finely and cheaply as the old masters.
Still, there are few bakeries remaining around town that serve up the delicious treat
. My personal favorites are Maurice's Bakery
, Randazzo's Bakery
, and Dorignac's Supermarket