Baton Rouge’s best king cake

Baton Rouge king cake: Who makes the best one? (Photo by ELIOT KAMENITZ / THE TIMES-PICAYUNE)

Baton Rouge king cake: Who makes the best one? (Photo by ELIOT KAMENITZ / THE TIMES-PICAYUNE)

Carnival season, better known by the day it culminates in–Mardi Gras–is upon us. And what does that mean? KING CAKE! Sure, throws from parade floats and court presentations at balls are neat, but I’m most interested in the season’s tastiest treat (rhyme intended).

So who makes the best king cake in Baton Rouge? NOLA.com/baton-rouge entertainment writer Chelsea Brasted and I are determined to find out, so much so that we’re conducting a blind taste test this Monday in the lobby of One American Place (our office building). If you’re in the area, you should stop by, taste some king cake and cast your ballot. But first, click here to vote in the Baton Rouge king cake poll I  created and learn more about the blind taste test. Your votes will help determine which bakeries we include in the taste test.

I hope you find yourself eating king cake this weekend! See you back here Monday.

Quote of the day:

“Let’s face it, a nice creamy chocolate cake does a lot for a lot of people. It does for me.” –Audrey Hepburn

Comments

  1. I wish I still lived in a town that had real King Cakes. I’m not putting any stock in the ones made here in Dallas… and it’s looking like I’ll be making my own this Carnival Season. :)

    For the record, Calandro’s is my favorite in BR!

    • Aw, my little Dallas transplant! Do you want me to send you one? UPS ships em in these special edition boxes haha.

  2. Meaghan Coco says:

    Perfect! I was just wondering who made the best King Cake in BR. I will have to go buy one when the results are in.