King Cake Frequently Asked Questions

As one of New Orleans best King Cake bakeries we talk to a lot of customers and get asked a lot of question about King Cakes. Here are some of the King Cake questions we hear the most. If you have any questions about our King Cakes Click here and email us the questions. We will answer you right away.

Epiphany, celebrated in European countries, marks the coming of the wise men who brought gifts to the Christ Child. The “king cake” takes its name from the biblical kings. The season for king cake extends from the end of the Twelve Days of Christmas, up until the end of Shrovetide: Mardi Gras, “Fat Tuesday,” or Shrove Tuesday; the day before the start of Lent.

The three colors of the sugar are Purple (representing Justice), Green (representing Faith) and Gold (representing Power)

The King Cake is believed to have originated in France around the 12th century.

In these early King Cakes a bean, pea, or coin was hidden inside the cake. The person who got the hidden piece was declared King for the day or was said to have good luck in the coming year. The bean, pea and the coin have been replaced by a small plastic baby to symbolize the Christ Child. BUT the lucky person who gets the baby is expected to carry on the carnival festivities by hosting the next King Cake party.

King Cake is believed to have originated in France, For an extra-special Epiphany treat, there is a traditional french King Cake referred as Galette des Rois. At the moment we only offer the traditional New Orleans king cake.

In the early King Cake a bean, pea and the coin have been replaced by a small plastic baby to symbolize the Christ Child.

Chez Pierre’s best King Cake is an round/ oval-shaped, a cross between a cinnamon roll and a french delicacy pastry.

No you do not have to, as long as its sealed tight in a fda approved baggie then our king cake will still withhold its soft, moist airy pastry.

You could have it tied tight in a sealed FDA approved baggie, our King Cake should still withhold its soft, airy pastry for close to a week!

You can, however it is not recommended as the sugar glazed on top will defrost and soak the whole King Cake, therefore it wouldn’t be so great to take a bite out of.

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