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Madmarsha

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When I was coming up, there were two kinds of king cakes readily available in our area:

1) the McKenzie’s brioche king cake with no white frosting, just colored sugar and sprinkles

2) the Tastee Donuts pink-&-teal “giant donut” king cake, also with colored sugar and maybe a thin layer of donut glaze. No white frosting.

This McKenzie’s commercial shows the old brioche king cakes ... and they also introduced the dread white frosting on the then-new “coffee cake” style king cake.

Pretty sure my first one was a McKenzie's.
 

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They make a tres leches king cake at ideal grocery on brad st
It’s delightful!
Always wondered why those 3 guys stopped their leching long enough to become bakers.


(Yes, that's a stretch for that joke)
 

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Where else? La Providencia in Mérida :hihi:
King cake is big in my hometown, even bigger in MX City. The last couple years, my favorite is the "dead cake", a king cake with a pan de muerto in the center. I won't make it down there until the 8th, but I already ordered a couple, and they'll make them for me when I get there.

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Unfortunately, for obvious reasons, the town of Tizimín will not have their annual fair and make their giant king cake. They hold the record for the biggest king cake, measuring at 3 kilometers long (1.86 miles)
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I went to the mortuary last year and I was completely unimpressed with selection and price. Picked up a Dong Phung instead. For those that haven’t had it it’s more like heavy croissant than a standard king cake

for ice cream fans, Angelo Bracatas King Cake ice cream is awesome. Just the right amount of cinnamon
 

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Well, now I'm thinking of Brocato's cannoli. I could really take or leave king cake, but I love to taste test cannoli.
Agreed. And even though I grew up in an Italian household, I can take or leave the other Italian pastries and cookies. But I’ll take the cannolis.

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Well, now I'm thinking of Brocato's cannoli. I could really take or leave king cake, but I love to taste test cannoli.
Nor-Joe import company makes a cannoli king cake. They are right off of metairie rd.
 

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You're welcome. I'm still waiting to get one of those Dong Phuong cakes which everyone says is the best, but I guess I'll have to go mail order myself.

This is my local place and are my favorite because of all the different cream cheese filled flavors; but we'll just go pick up, though, they do ship, too, of course.

Dong Phoung cakes to me, are my favorite. I also like La Boulangerie king cakes. They are the very traditional French brioche type.

https://laboulangerienola.com/
 

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I've had theirs and it's good but not as good as Sweet and Savory.
That is the location of what once was, Avaiolasti’s bakery back in the 60’s and for a number of decades. And they had my favorite king cake and wedding cakes when they were in existence. I wonder if Sweet Savors bakery has the recipe of the Avaiolasti king cakes and wedding cakes? Interesting.
 

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