Take a moment to think of authentic Cajun cuisine — you’ll likely think of boiled crawfish, jambalaya, and gumbo for starters. But there’s one other sweet delicacy that’s an integral part of Mardi Gras, Southern Louisiana, and Cajun culture — the king cake.

Celebrated around the world, the king cake began as a celebration of the Carnival season, lasting from the eve of Epiphany on January 6 to Fat Tuesday, the day before Lent begins. Their namesake is the Three Kings who visited Jesus, and many of these king cakes have a small plastic baby, a bean, or coin placed inside. If you find the trinket in your piece, you become the Queen or King of the party! You also get to throw the king cake party next year.

The most simple and traditional king cake style is a ring of twisted dough with the taste and texture of a cinnamon roll with sugar or icing colored in traditional yellow, purple, and green. They often are filled with praline, strawberry, coconut, and cream cheese.

Too many of us here in Houston have suffered the agony of a grocery store king cake, and that’s why Padna’s is bringing them to you! They’re perfect for not only Mardi Gras, but all year round! For more information or to book a reservation, contact us online or by phone today. Be sure to order your king cake ahead of time by clicking the button below!

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