Meet our Partners

2021 King Cake Hub Bakery 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 2021 lineup of bakeries and king cakes. Watch this space for information about 2022!)

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

Hi Do Bakery Logo

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






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 are teaming up for a brand-new collaboration that celebrates our city! They will debut a Cafe Au Lait filled King Cake using New Orleans' own French Truck Coffee! In addition, they will offer Cafe Cafe's super-yummy Apple & Goat Cheese King Cake.

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

    Chef Amy Boudreaux of Zuppardo's


    Chef Amy Boudreaux is a master king cake baker and under her leadership, Balestra’s grocery store in Belle Chasse was a big winner at the 2019 King Cake Festival with her Blueberry Chantilly King Cake winning the Judges' Choice for Best Presentation and Best Non-Traditional King Cake. They were also the only multi-award winner at the 2018 King Cake Festival winning for these same categories. Now, Chef Boudreaux has taken the bakery reigns at Zuppardo's and joins us with a beautiful array of cakes, exclusive to King Cake Hub!

    Available Flavors: 

    Zuppardo's Blueberry Lemon Chantilly King Cake


    Caywood Randazzo Logo

    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 newest bakery partners! 

    Gracious Bakery King Cakes

    Breads on Oak

    Breads on Oak Logo

    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 Restaurant Logo, New Orleans

    One of the most famous names in New Orleans dining culture is Brennan's and we are so excited to welcome them as our newest bakery partner as they debut a new line of king cakes for 2021! From their press release: "for the first time in its 75-year history, the undisputed darling of the French Quarter will be joining in the celebratory sweetness and baking hundreds of the tender cakes in three distinct varieties. ‘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


    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. 


    A Note About Girls Gone Vegan

    Girls Gone Vegan, New Orleans

    The Girls Gone Vegan sisters have been fantastic partners from one of the first moments that we started to develop King Cake Hub. They have provided a great service to the New Orleans community offering tasty products to those with special dietary needs. Tragically, one of the owners, Erinn Randall, was killed in a bicycle accident in Arabi last August on her way to the bakery. Her sister Hayden has decided not to continue with the bakery. We wish blessings of strength and comfort to Hayden and her family. May Erinn's memory be for a blessing.

    Girls Gone Vegan Sisters