The King Cake is synonymous with New Orleans, the French Quarter and Mardi Gras. Piper is offering traditional cinnamon king cake, plus five other non-traditional flavours.
Available Wednesday through Sunday only.
The first king cakes were made in Europe in celebration of the Catholic Epiphany, also known as Three Kings Day (January 6). The French brought the cake with them to Louisiana in the 1870s and it's been an installment ever since. King cake is a seasonal cake—available in early January, at the beginning of carnival season, and then it goes away Ash Wednesday (2 March) when everyone is giving up something for Lent.
King cake is a ring of sweet pastry that's covered in lots of icing and purple, yellow, and green sprinkles. Those colors are for a reason. Green symbolizes faith, purple stands for power; and yellow represents justice.
AND the kicker is that a tiny plastic baby is hidden in the cake too. It's not so small that it's a choking hazard, or that you won't find it. It's a symbol of luck or prosperity if you're the one to get the slice with it. Plus, you get crowned king or queen for the day and you'll be on your way to a very good year. It does also mean you'll need to be the one to provide the King Cake next year, or host the Mardi Gras party.
Flavours offered this year:
- Traditional Cinnamon King Cake
- Pecan Praline King Cake
- Double Chocolate King Cake
- Cheesecake King Cake
- Strawberry Cheesecake King Cake
- Raspberry King Cake
Our Piper King Cakes are brioche style and have a traditional cinnamon base, with the added flavours.
Our King Cakes are made-to-order and made from scratch each day, so each cake has it's own uniqueness. The King Cake does not come with Mardi Gras decorations.
Allergens: Wheat, Dairy, Whole Eggs, and may contain traces of nuts and soy.