Ain't No Party Like a NoLa Mardi Party

New Orleansthe Southern city where the jazz is hot, good times are always rolling and the food is filled with heart and soul! Just in time for Mardi Gras on February 17, we've got Mardi Gras king cakes from legendary neighborhood favorite, Gambino's Bakery, where they’ve been perfecting the Mardi Gras tradition since 1949.

This king of king cakes has become a family tradition among many locals. Eaten during New Orleans’ biggest party of the year, Gambino’s makes each king cake by hand using a family Danish dough recipe that is swirled with cinnamon and stuffed with a rich cream cheese filling. This colorful cake is then decorated with their famous icing and sprinkled with purple, green and gold sugars to represent justice, faith and power.

Named after the biblical three kings, the king cake is baked to honor them as part of a French tradition that was brought to New Orleans in 1870. As part of the celebration, a small plastic baby is often hidden inside the cake to represent luck and prosperity for those who find it.

Named after the biblical three kings, the king cake is baked to honor them as part of a French tradition that was brought to New Orleans in 1870. As part of the celebration, a small plastic baby is often hidden inside the cake to represent luck and prosperity for those who find it.

Fatten up your Fat Tuesday with everything you need to decorate Gambino’s famous king cakes as well as bead necklaces, colorful doubloons and a special Mardi Gras poster for the perfect Mardi Gras party in a box!

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