King Cakes in New Orleans

King Avery Bliss king cake

It’s King Cake season in New Orleans, and at Royal Sonesta New Orleans, it’s a favorite time of year! In fact, they love King Cakes so much, they are offering three different options throughout Mardi Gras!

Special King Cake: (King Avery Bliss) Indulge in brioche pastry layered with fresh ground cinnamon, vanilla bean whipped cream cheese, layered with house – made Louisiana strawberry filling  and coated with Sweet White Chocolate Ganache, accented with TABASCO Sauce to strike the perfect balance of sweet and heat. This cake is festively decorated with gold paint & flakes, rich red highlights, mini Tabasco bottle, mini baby and crown, and candies.

Mini King Cake:  This smaller version of a King Cake is layered with fresh cinnamon, raw sugar, bourbon baked apple slices then topped with strudel crumble and crowned with Icing Drizzle.

Regular King Cake: (Graffiti King) Traditional King Cake. Enjoy the classic brioche pastry rolled with fresh ground cinnamon, decorated with mirror glazed icing, bright purple, green and gold Graffiti drizzles.

The King Cake tradition is thought to have been brought to New Orleans from France in 1870. The colors of the King Cake originally came from the Christian religion, with the purple symbolizing justice, the green symbolizing faith, and the gold symbolizing power. The three colors honor the three kings who visited the Christ child (Jesus) on Epiphany, the 12th day after Christmas.

Whomever finds the trinket in their slice of cake gets to be the “king” for a day.

Dreaming of a visit to New Orleans during Mardi Gras? Check out special offers at Royal Sonesta New Orleans in the French Quarter or visit our newest hotel, Sonesta ES Suites New Orleans!

 

 

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