Just in Time for Mardi Gras, Collin Street Bakery’s NEW King Cake!

January 17, 2024

Just in Time for Mardi Gras, Collin Street Bakery’s NEW King Cake!

A Delectable Addition to Your Fat Tuesday Celebrations

As the vibrant hues of purple, green, and gold fill the streets, and the sweet sounds of jazz permeate the air, it can only mean one thing—Mardi Gras is upon us! This iconic celebration, deeply rooted in history and cherished traditions, captivates the hearts of revelers worldwide. To make this festive season even more unforgettable, we are thrilled to announce the launch of our new product—Collin Street Bakery’s delectable NEW King Cake! Join us in exploring the rich history of Mardi Gras, its global celebrations, and the exquisite details of our delectable King Cake that is set to become the crowning glory of your festivities.


Introducing Collin Street Bakery’s King Cake

Our King Cake is a culinary masterpiece designed to elevate your Mardi Gras experience. The magic begins with the aromatic swirls of cinnamon, sugar, and butter that define the luscious layers of our King Cake. But the real enchantment lies in your hands as you take charge of the decorating process. Our King Cake comes complete with a Mardi Gras decoration kit that includes a luxurious cream cheese-based icing designed to be spread, drizzled, or piped, as well as green, yellow, and purple-colored sugar crystals for decoration.

The pièce de résistance is a small plastic baby—a symbol of luck and tradition. Prior to decorating, insert the baby into the bottom of the cake, allowing its location to be hidden until serving. The lucky recipient of the baby is crowned the "King" or "Queen" of the celebration and is tasked with hosting the next gathering, ensuring the Mardi Gras tradition lives on. 

Crafted for your pleasure, our cinnamon roll-style King Cake is more than a treat; it's a celebration you create, share, and savor. Dive into the delight of Mardi Gras with your personalized King Cake experience!

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A Brief History of Mardi Gras

Mardi Gras, or Fat Tuesday, has a fascinating history that dates back centuries. Originating from ancient Roman and medieval European traditions, Mardi Gras has evolved into the vibrant and flamboyant celebration we know today. The roots of Mardi Gras can be traced to pagan festivals that marked the arrival of spring, celebrating fertility and rebirth.

The celebration found its way to the Americas through French explorers, who established the holiday in present-day Louisiana in the early 18th century. The first recorded Mardi Gras parade in the United States took place in 1837, making it an integral part of Louisiana's cultural fabric. Over the years, Mardi Gras has become synonymous with elaborate parades, masked balls, and, of course, the iconic King Cake.


For a more detailed look at the history of Mardi Gras, check out our blog:
The History of Mardi Gras

How Mardi Gras is Celebrated Worldwide

While New Orleans is undoubtedly the epicenter of Mardi Gras festivities, the celebration extends far beyond the borders of Louisiana. Cities around the world join in the revelry, each putting its unique spin on the festivities. Rio de Janeiro's Carnival in Brazil, Venice's Carnevale in Italy, and Trinidad and Tobago's Carnival are just a few examples of the global reach of Mardi Gras celebrations.

No matter the location, the spirit of Mardi Gras remains the same—a time for joy, indulgence, and camaraderie. Parades, colorful costumes, lively music, and, of course, delicious food are common threads that unite people during this vibrant celebration.

How Mardi Gras is Celebrated Locally

Mardi Gras is celebrated with unparalleled enthusiasm, and the festivities span several weeks leading up to Fat Tuesday. Parades featuring elaborate floats, adorned with beads, doubloons, and trinkets, wind their way through the streets, captivating both locals and visitors alike. Masked balls filled with elegance and mystique add a touch of sophistication to the celebration, where attendees don elaborate costumes and dance the night away.

Traditional Mardi Gras foods are an essential part of the celebration. Gumbo, jambalaya, and beignets are culinary delights that grace tables during this time. However, the undisputed star of Mardi Gras cuisine is the King Cake—a sweet, symbolic treat that has become synonymous with the season.


Three Reasons to Celebrate Mardis Gras with Collin Street Bakery’s King Cake

Indulgence takes on a new meaning as we invite you to immerse yourself in the unparalleled experience of celebrating with our new King Cake. That’s because this cake is more than just a dessert—it is a culinary masterpiece meticulously crafted to enhance the joyous spirit of Mardi Gras. Check out three reasons why our King Cake should be featured at your Fat Tuesday celebrations: 

  1. Quality Ingredients: Our King Cake is crafted using the finest ingredients, ensuring a mouthwatering experience with every bite. From the soft, doughy layers to the rich, flavorful fillings, every detail is carefully considered to provide a sensory delight.
  2. Authentic Flavor: We take pride in staying true to the authentic flavors of Mardi Gras. Our King Cake captures the essence of this beloved tradition, allowing you to savor the taste of Louisiana's rich culinary heritage.
  3. Celebrate Tradition: Mardi Gras is a celebration steeped in tradition, and our King Cake is a delicious way to honor and participate in these time-honored customs. Share the joy and excitement of crowning the king or queen with family and friends.


As Mardi Gras approaches, let the spirit of celebration infuse your home with joy, laughter, and the irresistible aroma of our NEW King Cake. Join us in embracing the traditions of this globally cherished festival, and make your festivities truly memorable with the addition of our exquisite King Cake. Order now and get ready to crown your Mardi Gras celebration with a touch of sweetness and a sprinkle of tradition!


Terms of Offer

While supplies last, limited quantities available. King Cake can only ship to contiguous U.S. street addresses. No promo code required.


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