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Bertinot's Best Bakery king cake

The tradition of the king cake is believed to have been brought to Louisiana by the French in the 1800’s. The oval shaped cake is decorated in the colors of carnival, usually with purple, green and gold sugar crystals.

Arguably the best part of Mardi Gras, this delicious dessert has been reimagined by some of the best bakeries and restaurants in the industry. Each location boasts it’s own recipe or twist on the Carnival favorite.

Below is our 2020 King Cake Bucket List. Feel free to print out a copy and try your best to sample these favorites this season. While this list is in no way all conclusive, we hope to provide you with a few of our office favorites and welcome you to submit your own favorites! Or better yet, bring us one to sample!

Traditional cakes

  • Gooey Butter Snickerdoodle – Cannata’s
  • Doberge King Cake – Rouses
  • Strawberry Cream Cheese – Cajun Pecan House
  • Classic Donut Cake – Mr. Ronnie’s
  • Weeping Willow – Pecan King Cake
  • Bavarian cream with caramel pecan drizzle – Bertinot’s Best Bakery


  • Carnival cannoli – Ninette’s Cake Shop
  • King cake latte or velvet ice – PJ’s Coffee
  • King cake rolls – Buchiki’s
  • King cake beignet bites – Spahr’s
  • Mardi Gras sno-ball – Brooke’s Sno-World
  • King cake cheesecake – Copeland’s
  • King cake bundt cake – Bundt Appetit
  • Boudin king cake – Podna’s
  • Mardi Gras king cake style pizza – Redfish Pizza


(image: Bertinot’s Best Bakery Facebook)