King cake is a delicious pastry dessert that is often associated with Mardi Gras celebrations. One fun element with king cakes is that many of them have a tiny plastic figurine baby in the middle of the cake. Many people say that the baby symbolizes luck and prosperity to whoever finds it in their piece of cake.
If you’re like us and can’t get enough of this sweet brioche dough topped with glaze and sprinkled with sugar, we’ve found the 7 best places to get king cake for your Mardi Gras celebrations. Enjoy!
1. Hero Doughnuts
From the brioche doughnut masters in Birmingham, Hero Doughnuts is now offering king cakes! We’ll warn you that one slice of this cake is not enough! Go on, treat yourself to another bite. We won’t tell anyone!
King Cakes are $30 + tax.
If you want to place an order at Hero Doughnuts, make sure you give them a 48-hour notice for your order. Call (205) 623-1017.
2. Edgar’s Bakery
One of your local favorite bakeries, Edgar’s Bakery is offering traditional king cakes with a colorful sugar glaze, and an optional cream cheese or pecan praline filling. They will also give you a separate package with beads and a baby.
The prices range from $15 to $35 + tax.
You can visit an Edgar’s location near you or click here to order online and have it shipped right to your house or office!
3. Homewood Gourmet
Mardi Gras season has started, and the baking is in full swing at Homewood Gourmet. King cakes are available daily. You can get a cream cheese filled king cake or a traditional cinnamon cake. But, how will you choose? They are both so delicious!
Regular King Cakes $25 + tax
Cream Cheese Filled $30 + tax
To reserve your king cake, call (205) 871-1620.
4. Savage’s Bakery
King cakes at Savage’s are made fresh daily! You can have your choice of cream cheese filling or the traditional cinnamon.
Small King Cake $16 + tax
Large King Cake $21 + tax
For convenience you can click here to order online. Of course, you can call or stop by the bakery to claim yours!
5. Cajun Boys & Our Poboys
The good news about the king cakes from Cajun Boys is that they just reduced the price on whole king cakes! We like a good deal!! Plus, you can order a slice if you just want a small taste or a whole king cake if you’re willing to share with others. They offer both cream cheese and traditional cinnamon.
PSA: PRICE DROP ON KING CAKES!We're now selling delicious King Cakes (while supplies last)!!!To place an order, you…
Slice – Traditional $3.99 + tax
Slice – Cream Cheese $4.99 + tax
Whole – Traditional $19.99 + tax
Whole – Cream Cheese $21.95 + tax
To place an order, call the Pelham location at (205) 624-4612 or Caldwell Mill at (205) 995-0007. You can also purchase them at the restaurant.
6. Bengtsson's Baking
Bengtsson’s Baking doesn’t just offer the typical cream cheese or traditional cinnamon king cakes! According to their Facebook post, Bengtsson’s offers the following flavors:
- Cream Cheese Filled
- Strawberry Filled
- Cherry Filled
- Apple Filled
- Blueberry Filled
- Cinnamon/Cream Cheese Filled
- Strawberry/Cream Cheese Filled
- Cherry/Cream Cheese Filled
- Apple/Cream Cheese Filled
- Blueberry/Cream Cheese Filled
- Pecan Praline Filled
- Mississippi Mud Filled (a gooey brownie-like filling)
- Gluten-free (cinnamon only, medium only)
- Vegan (cinnamon only, medium only)
That’s a lot of delicious flavors to choose from!
KING CAKES! Pre-order now!Today is the 2nd Day of Christmas, that means Epiphany, which is the first day of Mardi Gras…
Large King Cake $45+ tax (serves 24-30)
Medium $25 + tax (serves 12-15)
For those watching their carb intake, Bengtsson’s now offers keto king cakes. Say what?!
Hurry and order yours now by calling (205) 319-6168.
7. Cothran’s Bakery
The sweetest little bakery shop in Gadsden, Cothran’s Bakery, has delicious king cakes available. We know they are calling your name!
Serving up King Cakes at the Sweetest Bakery in Alabama. To order, please call us at 256-547-2133. Flavors available: strawberry, lemon, raspberry, apple, Bavarian, cream cheese, and cinnamon.
Flavors available: strawberry, lemon, raspberry, apple, Bavarian, cream cheese, and cinnamon.
King Cakes $15.99 + tax
To order yours call (256) 547-2133.