Today is Twelfth Night — Epiphany — and that marks the beginning of Mardi Gras, and more importantly to us here at Curious Confections, that ushers in King Cake season. As a New Orleans boy it would be a crime against man and nature if I didn’t insist that we offer King Cakes… not that there is any argument, as Gemma is a big fan as well. This will mark our third season providing them to Austin aficionados (to natives, NOLA ex-pats, heck… to anyone who knows and cares about yummy King Cake), and we’re looking forward to another banner year!
Mardi Gras is nice and long this year — Fat Tuesday is March 4th — providing ample opportunities to place an order, several in fact (I insist!). We’ll be taking orders for fulfillment all through the season, but if you want yours for Mardi Gras day, you’ll need to get your order in before Sunday March 2nd to receive it in time.
We offer two sizes of New Orleans-style King Cake: a small that will give 8-12 portions (depending on how polite you are), and large that serves 16-20. We have several flavors/fillings to offer as well:
Traditional (cinnamon sugar) – Small: $10, Large: $20
Cream Cheese – Small: $12, Large: $24
Lemon Curd – Small: $12, Large: $24
Apple – Small: $12, Large: $24
Pecan Praline – Small: $12, Large: $24
Chocolate Hazelnut – Small: $12, Large: $24
New this season!
Voodoo King Cake – Small: $14, Large: $28
Voodoo Queen Cake – Small: $14, Large: $28
Additionally we offer King “Cup” Cakes with the traditional filling only. These are generously portioned individual mini-King Cakes that come baked as a large muffin — the same great cake in a smaller size! They are 6 for $18. We will also have these available every Sunday at our stall at HOPE Farmer’s Market, but don’t wait too late to stop by and get yours as we’ll only have a limited supply on hand every week — when they’re gone, they’re gone!
All King Cakes are made-to-order to ensure that they are fresh and tasty for you, so as a result we require that you please order at least 2-3 days in advance of need. Pickup or delivery by arrangement, or you may pick up your cake from our stall at HOPE Farmer’s Market on any given Sunday.
Call 512-465-2879 or email info(at)curiousconfections.com to place an order for your King Cake.
Laissez les bon temps roulez!
P.S. – We’ve received some lovely mentions the last two years (in the Austin Chronicle and the Austin American-Statesman respectively) about our King Cakes, and as a result have been able to share our love of making them with a wider audience. We would dearly appreciate any food writers, bloggers, journalists — heck, pretty much everybody — within the sound of our text, please mention that we are a local source for King Cakes in the Austin area. We’re a small bakery with a tiny voice, but we offer a tasty King Cake made in the finest tradition that not even the bakeries in New Orleans respect any more, and that’s too important not to share. Thanks!