Carnival Wrap Up 2020

I forgot a king cake from last week.

2020-25 this last king cake of the season was a butter pecan from Molly’s Rise and Shine. This was amazing!

As for parades I think my final number is 31. Since I’m not even sure what day it is… Parade season is definitely a marathon.

And St Patrick’s day parades start in… Oh dear 10 days!

King Cake Tally – 2020: Week 6

I’m to the point in the season where I’m not really sure what I’ve eaten… or what day it is. And it’s also the point in the carnival season where my king cake numbers typically go down but the parade count is WAY up! Gotta work all that pastry off somehow…

2020-21 was a homemade King Cake made by a coworker. Instead of a baby, he put a Susan B. Anthony dollar in it! (sterilized of course). It was an interesting version with a boozy dried fruit glaze on top.

2020-22 was a blueberry from Bywater Bakery… which was rich and tasty but somehow isn’t really working with the dough.

The Hi-Do bavarian cream was a duplicate this week.

King Cake Tally 2020 – Week 5

I had 2 duplicates this week. Sweet delicious duplicates… another Caluda’s traditional slice (2020-1) and another slice from Tiger Bakery (2020-8).

2020-17 And then one of my awesome friend’s dropped off a Duong Phong cream cheese king cake last Wednesday which my coworkers and parents got to share with me. It was tasty but as usual the filling was a bit much for me so I only ate part of it.

2020 – 18 wow! This is the cannoli king cake from Nor-Joe’s. It’s an amazing mashup of the two treats. Rich and delicious but not too sweet.

2020 – 19 & 20 I didn’t snap photos. But I was able to taste small slices of Bywater Bakery traditional and Bittersweet Confections chocolate filled. Both were delicious.

King Cake Tally 2020 – Week 4

2020 – 14 and my first disappointment. I’m not big on filled king cakes because the filling is often poor quality. Yep. This pecan praline filled cake from Rouses was overly sweet and left a bad taste. Plus the filling was out of proportion with the dough. Better luck next time.

2020 – 15 while none of the Randazzo’s style king cakes are my favorite. This was fresh and cinnamony… With too much icing for my taste. But I bought it while waiting for Chewbacchus to parade and it was gone by the e d of the night.

2020-16 behold the beauty that is the simple HiDo traditional! I picked this up yesterday from the King Cake Hub and brought it to my parents. It was finished within hours. My Dad had 2 huge pieces so that helped. Fresh and light and not too sweet despite all the decorator sugar.

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King Cake Tally 2020 – Week 3

2020-10 yum #10 was a McKenzie’s traditional from Tastee Donuts. For this cake location matters and my coworker purchased it from the Clearview and West Metairie store. The taste of my childhood but fresher. My office was on this one like a ravenous horde.

2020-11 yummy French style Galette des Rois from Gracious Bakery with a real porcelain feves. Delicious and light. The only negative was that one edge was slightly over baked but I ate it anyway.

2020-12 another coworker bought a bonus Galette des Rois from the NOCCA Bakery via King Cake Hub. I’ve had this one before but the satsuma flavor was more pronounced this time so extra tasty.

2020-13 Um. Wow! I’d been hearing how delicious Bywater Bakery’s king cakes were so I grabbed this one from King Cake Hub. I opted for the Chantilly cream as the baker originated that popular cake in New Orleans. The cream is amazing and this is so decadent that it’s morphing out of king cake territory. But still amazing.

King Cake Tally 2020 – Week 2

I slowed down just a bit this week…

2020-7 was a tasty version from Robert’s grocery. Dense and heavy on the cinnamon.

2020-8 um wow! I bought a slice of this beauty from Tiger Bakery. It was soft and rich and yummy. And I loved the crunchy decor in addition to the sugar. Must go back and sample a filled version.

2020-9 Another tasty grocery cake. This time from Breauxmart. I love that they sell a mini version. Cinnamon rich and moist