Meet our Partners


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 2022. 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're your one-stop shop for all things king cake including several flavors exclusive to King Cake Hub! In 2021, we welcomed Brennan's RestaurantGracious BakeryBreads on Oak, Bittersweet Confections and Waffles on Maple to our lineup as well as an exciting new collaboration between NOCCA and Steve Himelfarb of Cake Cafe. Plus, we were proud to debut a special new King Cake Pretzel from GW Fins!

(Below is our 2022 lineup of bakeries and king cakes.)

 

King Cake Hub Originals

Epiphany - The Cake of Kings

Developed by King Cake Hub and Gambino's. Twelfth Night is "Three Kings Day" or "Epiphany" and marks the beginning of the Mardi Gras season. What better name for the King of Cakes than Epiphany? Try this delicious combination of a sweet Danish dough, cinnamon swirl and cream cheese icing and you'll understand why the Cake of Kings has become New Orleans' King of Cakes!

King Cake Hub Offerings:

 

Dragon Claw King Cake

Dragon Claw was developed by King Cake Hub with the help of Caluda's Bakery. This Asian-inspired cake has a flaky, sweet dough that is folded with butter and cinnamon in the French style. Celebrate the Chinese New Year this Mardi Gras. There's no reason you can't do both!

 

  • Dragon Claw (Exclusive to King Cake Hub!)
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    Gambino's Bakery

    Gambino's Bakery, New Orleans

    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!

    King Cake Hub Offerings:

    Gambino's Bakery King Cakes

    Hi-Do Bakery

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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:

    Hi Do Bakery, Vietnamese King Cakes

    Cannata's Bakery

    Cannata's Supermarket

    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)

    Cannatas Gooey Butter Berry Cream Cheese King Cake

    Bywater Bakery

    Bywater Bakery, New Orleans

    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
    • Azul Dulce Blueberry

    Bywater Bakery's Berry Chantilly King Cake

    NOCCA

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    We are very proud to be partnering with the Culinary Arts program of the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts (NOCCA) as they bring their creative king cakes as a fundraiser for the department. In 2021, NOCCA and Steve Himelfarb from the former Cake Cafe teamed up for a brand-new collaboration that celebrates our city with new flavor combinations.

    • Apple Goat Cheese
    • Raspberry Cream Cheese
    • Gluten and Dairy Free
    Cake Cafe

    Caluda's King Cakes 

    Caluda's King Cakes

    Caluda's has a 10,000 square foot bakery in Harahan which cranks out thousands of delicious King Cakes every year and also is the home of Cottage Catering, purveyors of Jazz Fest favorites Crawfish Strudel and White Chocolate Bread Pudding! Chef John Caluda's King Cakes are made from a rich, moist Danish dough and brushed with melted butter and cinnamon sugar. Each Caluda’s Mardi Gras King Cake is finished with their very own vanilla icing and sprinkled with handmade Mardi Gras-colored sugars. 

    Available Flavors: 

    Caluda's King Cake

    SugarLove Bakery

    SugarLove Bakery

    SugarLove Bakery was founded by Sierra Dee, a local baker who started her business from her kitchen at home. After a couple of years of creating a loyal local following for her custom birthday & wedding cakes (and after completely outgrowing her kitchen) she finally opened her own professional bakery. Sugar Love made a splash and won awards at the last few King Cake Festivals with tasty king cakes and creative individual snacks including their very popular King Cake on a Stick, King Cake Nuggets, and King Cake Bread Pudding

    Available Flavors: 

    SugarLove King Cake

      Caywood-Randazzo's

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      From one of the biggest family names in New Orleans king cakes, Caywood-Randazzo's king cakes are made from scratch with the freshest ingredients and made daily with cinnamon incorporated inside of a hand-braided dough with different colored sugar sprinkled on top. We look forward to having them back for the full season in 2021! 

      Available Flavors: 

      Caywood Randazzo King Cake

      Gracious Bakery

      Gracious Bakery

      Gracious Bakery + Cafe offers an array of products made by hand, from scratch, and baked off daily with ingredients that reflect their local surroundings. No mixes, bases or shortcuts are used. They use quality ingredients like Plugra butter and King Arthur unbleached and unbromated flour because with baking the basic ingredients can be the most important. They strive to ensure that these values come through in their product. King Cake Hub is delighted to welcome Gracious Bakery as one of our bakery partners! 

      Gracious Bakery King Cakes

       

      Breads on Oak

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      We are so pleased to have Breads on Oak join our lineup of bakery partners for 2021. Breads on Oak offers vegan, organic king cakes using all-natural plant based dyes and natural coloring. Their flavors in the past have included Cinnamon, Almond Cream Filled, Bavarian, Chocolate Mousse, Cream Cheese and some specialty "adult" flavors! We'll have the complete lineup coming soon.

      Breads on Oak King Cake

      Brennan's

      King Cakes by Brennan's

      One of the most famous names in New Orleans dining culture is Brennan's and we are so excited to welcome them to Kin Cake Hub! ‘All Hail to the King Cakes!’ will ring through the kitchen at Brennan’s as the exceptional artistry of Executive Corporate Pastry Chef Brett Gauthier and the culinary team reaches new levels in king cakery. Local aficionados may think they’ve seen –and tasted – it all, but each of these three kingly newcomers is destined to become true New Orleans royalty."

      Brennan's Traditional King Cake

       

      Big Boy Ooey Gooey King Cake

      Big Boy Ooey Gooey

      Big Boy Ooey Gooey. The name says it all. Eat this. 

       

       

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      NOTE: Not all flavors listed above will be available daily and selection may vary. Pre-ordering is available for most cakes for pickup beginning January 6 through Lundi Gras. 

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