King Cakes

We at Keller’s Bakery believe not only in wholesome tradition, we also believe in fine eating.  At Keller’s, each King Cake is individually made from our homemade danish pastry recipe dating back over 120 years.  Each cake is rolled, proofed, filed with our own specially made filling, and baked.  We decorate each cake with the traditional Mardi Gras colors: purple for justice, gold for power, and green for faith.

 

 

Become a part of the tradition… Enjoy a delicious King Cake from Keller’s Bakery!

 

KING CAKE     SMALL     MEDIUM     LARGE
      feeds 8-12     feeds 15-25     feeds 30-40
Cinnamon Butter     $12.15     $23.80     $28.85
Cream Cheese     $13.15     $24.40     $40.60
Butter Pecan     $13.15     $24.40

 

 

 $40.60

Chocolate Pudding*     $13.15     $24.40     $40.60
Strawberry Cream Cheese     $14.05     $25.90     $42.25
Blueberry Cream Cheese     $14.05     $25.90     $42.25
Cinnamon Apple Cream Cheese     $14.05     $25.90     $42.25
Cream Cheese Pecan     $17.05     $30.00     $50.40
Amaretto Walnut Cream Cheese     $17.90     $34.30     $52.60
Raspberry Walnut Cream Cheese     $17.90     $34.30     $52.60
Strawberry Banana Split*     $18.25     $34.25     $52.25
Lemon*     $14.05     $25.90     $42.25
Lemon Cream Cheese*     $14.05     $25.90

 

 

 $42.25

Turtle Pecan*     $20.70            

 

* = Not Available to Ship

 

-Cost of shipping depends on zip code.  

-Please feel free to call us (337-235-1568) for a shipping quote.

-Cakes will be received the next day.

-Additional $20.00 fee for Saturday delivery.

-Prices subject to change without notice.

-Only Medium King Cakes are available to ship.

The King Cake Tradition

 

The South Louisiana tradition of celebrating Mardi Gras is known throughout the world.  Along with Mardi Gras balls and parades, the sharing of king cakes has become a major ingredient of the Mardi Gras season.

 

The Mardi Gras season actually begins on January 6th, the Feast of the Epiphany or the Twelfth Night.  This is the night the three kings arrived with the gifts for the Christ child.  The season continues on through Fat Tuesday, the day before Ash Wednesday.  Mardi Gras Day is the final celebration before christians begin the Lenten season.

 

King Cakes were first associated with Mardi Gras by the Twelfth Night Revelers of New Orleans during the 1870 celebration.

 

A King Cake with a golden bean inside was sliced among the ladies of the court, and the woman whose slice contained the bean was crowned the Queen of the Festivities.

 

Most King Cakes now contain plastic babies.  Tradition has it that the person receiving the slice with the baby inside is obligated to buy the next King Cake.

 

*For safety reasons, Keller’s will no longer bake a baby inside of the cake.  The person purchasing the cake will be given a baby that they can insert.  This is done by taking a small knife, making an incision on the underside of the cake, and inserting the baby.  Since there is a foreign object in the cake, caution should be used when eating the product, especially with children.