Arty Tuesday: Break – Spencer

Another break… maybe for tea?

One O’Clock Break by Robert Spencer (1913)

Arty Tuesday: Break -Prud’hon

Another break painting. I had never heard of this artist but I wander if he’s an ancestor of Chef Paul Prudhomme?

The soul breaking the bonds that attach to the land (La âme brisant les liens qui la attachent à la terre) by Pierre-Paul Prud’hon (1820s?)

King Cake tally 2019 – Week 8

So yeah this is days late and I think my thighs are now composed of king cake.

2019-15 homemade by a coworker

The chocolate glaze was interesting and he said it was over proofed but still tasty.


2019-16 Gracious Bakery chocolate

I really wanted to buy a nectar one and now I know much of my family is not into chocolate with pastry but I loved the seni-sweet filling. Plus it came with a king cake origin story from a local student writing program.

Gracious Bakery chocolate

2019-17 & 18 Nonna Randazzo’s traditional and cream cheese

No photos but my brother and sister in law brought 2 king cakes to the parade route on carnival day. It was so cold that we all needed the extra fuel.

4 weeks and 18 different samples. Yum…. Bring on the crawfish

King Cake tally 2019 – Week 7

I get later and later each week. Eleven parades uptown this weekend… my brain is scrambled and my legs are tired.

2019-14: Tartine – cinnamon & cream cheese

The dough was great. The filling was too much for me as usual with cream cheese filled ones.

Tartine king cake

2019-15: Laurel Street Bakery – traditional

Yummy yummy cinnamon yeasty dough AND the baby was inside the cake instead of the center.

Laurel Street Bakery king cake