Smooth, fresh-from-the-oven birthday cake flavor. Colorful kaleidoscope of icing collides with a zing of cinnamon. Add a crunchy caramel coating, and you’re halfway to Mardi Gras heaven. Happy birthday to you. Easy to pop a candied handful, much harder to stop!
You can’t have Mardi Gras season in Louisiana without King Cake! In the weeks leading up to Fat Tuesday (or Mardi Gras), locals and visitors enjoy this decadent, glazed staple in between a lineup of colorful, fun parades and masquerade balls. Mardi Gras marks the end of the Carnival celebration and lives up to its namesake as a final day of indulgence before Lent begins on Ash Wednesday. The most popular and wild parades roll the streets of New Orleans during the extended weekend leading up to Fat Tuesday.