King Cake Hub is proud to bring together some of the best king cakes from New Orleans and Southeast Louisiana as we get ready for Mardi Gras 2019. From years of Carnival tradition to the hot new kids on the king cake block, from filled to unfilled, from danish to brioche, and from your old-school favorites to the new ones you must try, we'll be your one-stop shop for all things king cake.
In the early 1920s, Beulah Ledner sold baked goods out of her Uptown home on Lowerline and opened her own bakery in 1933. She became known as the "Doberge Queen of New Orleans," inventing the classic cake and becoming a baking legend. In the 1940s she sold her retail location and recipes to Joe Gambino and in 1949 "Joe Gambino's Bakery" was born. Now, Gambino's brings 70 years of Carnival tradition with king cakes made by hand fresh daily with a sweet, special recipe Danish dough that is infused with cinnamon swirls throughout. We are proud to be the exclusive Orleans Parish distributor for the King of King Cakes!
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In 1975 Ha Do escaped from South Vietnam as the country fell to North Vietnam. Fearing Communist rule he left his family behind and traveled by boat with only the clothes on his back making his way to a refugee camp in Indonesia before finally getting clearance to come to America. After eight years he finally was reunited with his family and in 1989 started his own bakery. Thirty years later, Hi Do Bakery has become a favorite of the West Bank as crowds flock to this Vietnamese bakery for French bread, pastries and amazing king cakes. Utilizing a French style of baking, Hi Do's King Cakes are not to be missed.King Cake Hub Offerings:
When he was just 12 years old, Vincent Cannata started working at his family's grocery store in the Carrollton area of New Orleans. He milked cows at his family's farm and delivered milk door to door. He expanded to include bread, fruits and vegetables to be delivered to neighbors and other markets including working at the New Orleans French Market. In 1939 he married Fannie Canale and the couple moved to Morgan City and opened up a fruit stand. This would eventually become Morgan City's first modern supermarket. Now, Cannata's has three locations in the Houma & Morgan City area with an in-store restaurant, a huge wine and liquor department and an amazing bakery making over 60 flavors of King Cake! In 2017, their Snickerdoodle Ooey-Gooey King Cake was the People's Choice winner at the annual King Cake Festival and it is out of this world. King Cake Hub is proud the be the exclusive New Orleans distributor for Cannata's yummy king cakes.King Cake Hub Offerings: (Flavors will vary- other flavors may be available in-house and for pre-order)
- Gooey Butter Snickerdoodle
- Gooey Butter Caramel Apple Pecan Praline
- Gooey Butter Berry Cream Cheese
- Cannata Cannoli
- Who Dat
- Old-fashioned Cinnamon
From baking starting from the age of sixteen in her high school's culinary program to the Culinary Institute of America to serving as Bakery Manager at Whole Foods to overseeing thousands of King Cakes being cranked out from Rouse's Market, Chaya Conrad brings a lifetime of amazing bakery experience to a place of her very own in New Orleans' Bywater neighborhood. In just a couple of years Bywater Bakery has become a big name in New Orleans' Carnival scene with a Berry Chantilly King Cake that many consider to be a must-get for Mardi Gras. We're proud to be working with one of Carnival's newest shining stars!
King Cake Hub Offerings:
- Carnival- 10 inch fluffy brioche slathered in ooey gooey batter and funfetti sprinkles.
- Chantilly- 10 inch fluffy brioche overfilled with our signature Chantilly cream and fresh berries
- Bouille- “The Bavarian of the Bayou” 10 inch fluffy brioche overfilled with our Cajun Bouille cream.
The Girls Gone Vegan sisters bring a lifetime of family baking and a chemistry degree in developing tasty recipes that can accommodate customers with severe allergies. Their product line and kitchen are 100% gluten free & vegan with no wheat, barley, rye, eggs, dairy or honey of any kind. Their baked goods are available throughout New Orleans and we are excited about being able to offer their gluten-free king cakes. Girls Gone Vegan is also working on kosher certification which hopefully will be in place for the start of Carnival.
King Cake Hub Offerings: (flavored cakes selection will vary in-house but should be available for pre-order)
- Peanut Butter Chocolate
- Blueberry Lavender
- Strawberry & Cream
- Pineapple Upside Down
- Apple Pie
- Almond Espresso
- Salted Caramel
NOTE: Not all flavors listed above will be available daily and selection may vary. You will be able to pre-order your favorite King Cake for pickup beginning January 6 through Lundi Gras. Note that Gambino's and Cannata's King Cakes are available for shipping however other cakes are not due to bakery request.