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 2020. 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.
(UPDATE! Below are our bakery partners and offerings for 2019. We expect everybody to be back on board for 2020 with some new king cakes, several of which will be exclusive to King Cake Hub! More details coming in October.)
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:
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
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. NOCCA’s Culinary Arts department is offering its take on this seasonal, sugary treat with a Satsuma Almond King Cake. They start by layering flaky puff pastry with rich almond paste and cream cheese, then add a bright, refreshing, citrus filling using satsumas supplied by their partners at Press Street Gardens. Boxed with a small crown of gold metallic paper (a regal alternative to the usual plastic baby), these king cakes are perfect for serving at parties, for gifting, or for enjoying with family at home.
- Satsuma Almond King Cake (Availability beginning 1/8/19)
Our newest bakery partner 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.
- Cream Cheese
- Raspberry Cream Cheese
- Strawberry Cream Cheese
- Praline Cream Cheese
We are proud to offer the new Eat Fit King Cake developed by Molly Kimball, registered dietitian and founder of Ochsner Eat Fit in cooperation with Caluda's Cottage Catering. It's Gluten Free, Grain Free, Low Carb and Keto approved!
Centered on an all-natural clean ingredient label, the Eat Fit King Cake is made with almond flour, coconut flour, and Greek yogurt. It’s sweetened with Swerve, a natural, plant-based sweetener based here in New Orleans, with no artificial sweeteners or food dyes. This 12-oz Mini Bundt-Style King Cake contains six two-ounce servings.
Visit Ochsner's site for more information and Nutrition Facts.
When @OchsnerEatFit sends you a preview of their upcoming #EatFit King Cake, you gotta try it. It’s gluten free, low carb, keto & all natural. I’m happy to report it’s delicious! 💜💛💚 #kingcake #neworleans #onetimeinnola pic.twitter.com/P9gR69V7El— David (@DavidMora) January 3, 2019
With several locations throughout New Orleans, Metairie and Baton Rouge as well as Las Vegas, District is known for its creative made-from-scratch Donuts,, but they also have a super-yummy King Cake! The District King Cake is a flaky croissant cake with cream cheese filling and a salted caramel glaze. New for 2019, this is rapidly becoming this Carnival's hottest king cake-- taste for yourself how amazing it is!
A late addition to our 2019 lineup, we were so thrilled to have Slidell's Sugar Love Cakes Bakery on board! Sugar Love 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 and we offered their traditional king cake as well as their very popular and creative King Cake on a Stick, King Cake Nuggets, and King Cake Bread Pudding! We look forward to Sugar Love being part of King Cake Hub for all of the 2020 Carnival season.
NOTE: Not all flavors listed above will be available daily and selection may vary. Pre-ordering is available for most cakes for pickup through Lundi Gras. Note that only Gambino's, Epiphany and Caluda's King Cakes are available for shipping from us.