It's time to break out the Mardi Gras beads and eat all the king cake your heart desires. These local bakeries and restaurants have you covered on all the Mardi Gras-themed sweets, and once you satisfy your sweet tooth, make plans to head to South Main for the SoMardi Gras Parade on Feb. 10. Laissez les bons temps rouler!

 

Dempsey Bakery

501.375.2257 | paula@dempseybakery.com

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If you're looking for a hands-on (allergy-free!) experience, this is it. Dempsey's delicious take-and-bake king cake kits are free of gluten, eggs and dairy. When placing your order, be sure to allow a 48 hour notice.

 

Community Bakery

SoMa: 501.375.6418 | Shackleford: 501.224.1656 | orders@communitybakery.com 

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Set at the heart of the parade, Community Bakery is often the first place locals think of for king cake, and for good reason. Their king cakes come in three varieties: cream cheese, raspberry and praline pecan at $28.95 each. Secure one by ordering 24 hours in advance, or leave it to chance and see if you can snag one of their daily batches. 

This year they’ve also partnered with Stone’s Throw Brewing to create a Fat Tuesday Fun Pack that includes a King Cake Biere and two 32 oz. crowlers from Stone's Throw for $40. Pre-orders for the fun packs close Friday, Feb. 9.

 

Boulevard Bread Co.

Heights: 501.663.5951 | SoMa: 501.375.5100 | boulevardbreadco@gmail.com

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Boulevard offers its signature take on king cake in the traditional Mardi Gras colors with two flavors to choose from: almond or cinnamon. Each cake is $23 or you can get a slice for yourself for $4.70. (Our fingers are crossed their revolving case of Mardi Gras-themed treats will return, too.)

 

Blue Cake Co.

501.868.7771 | thebluecakecompany@gmail.com

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Now, this is fit for a king. The bakery's king cake is a 12” ring of brioche filled with cinnamon sugar and topped with a cream cheese glaze, festive decorations and a glorious crown. These bad boys are available with a two-day notice.

 

The Croissanterie

501.412.4244 | chefs@thecroissanterielr.com

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Celebrate Carnival season with a decorated king cake from The Croissanterie. Choose from traditional, pecan or almond creme flavors to satisfy your sweet tooth. Join the cake waitlist today for your chance to secure one of these delicious treats.

 

Bonus Mardi Gras Fun:

Pour Candle Bar is finishing off the SoMardi Gras celebrations with a special pour-your-own candle session at 5 p.m. on Feb. 10. There will be delightful candles, Mardi Gras decor and gifts for each guest. Plus, 10% of all proceeds from the class will be donated to SOMA 501. Click here to secure your spot.

Kelli Marks will be teaching a king cake class at Pulaski Tech through the Community Education Department on Feb. 8 at 5:30 p.m. For $75, you can learn how to make your own festive cake from scratch, take home the recipe and enjoy a full cake ready to eat. Click here to secure your spot.

 

Have a king cake to add to our list? Send details to info@littlerocksoiree.com.