Jan 28th, 2010 by mardigras
The orders for King Cakes are pouring in and two of New Orleans best known bakeries, Haydel’s and Bamino’s are baking King Cakes in the thousands.
A similar spike in orders have been seen at other bakeries too. With Saints in the Super Bowl, the spirits are high in New Orleans.
The king cake traditionally was served on “Little Christmas” or “King’s Day” other names for the Feast of the Epiphany, celebrated Jan.6 Since Epiphany comes on the twelfth day of the Christmas celebration, it also became known as Twelfth Night.
Traditionally the cake was baked on Epiphany Eve and served the following afternoon to family and friends. Today, the cake is served throughout the “Epiphany season,” or until Mardi Gras.