King Cake Contest Winners Announced!

Just before Mardi Gras we tasted a record breaking baker's dozen king cakes in search of the city's finest. Finally, the results are in! Keep reading to find out which cakes our esteemed judges, local food writer Todd Price and culinary dynamic duo Greg and Mary Sonnier, picked.

King Cake Contest 2009 WINNERS!!


Traditional/Filled King Cake:

WINNER! Cake Cafe - for their delectable goat cheese and apple filled, purple, green and gold drizzled masterpiece; 2440 Chartres St. 2440 Chartres St., 504.943.0010

1st Runner-Up: Laurel Street Bakery, 5433 Laurel St., 504.897.0576

2nd Runner-Up: Sucre, 3025 Magazine St., 504.708.4366


French King Cake:

WINNER! Croissant D'Or, for a French king cake that is as beautiful as it is delicious; 617 Ursulines St., 504.524.4663

1st Runner-Up: La Boulangerie, 4526 Magazine Street, 504.269.3777

2nd Runner-Up: Maurice's, 3501 Hessmer Ave, Metairie, 504.885.1526


People's Choice:

Cake Cafe, 2440 Chartres St. 2440 Chartres St., 504.943.0010


Thanks again to all of our king cake contest contestants, many of which bake other tasty treats all year long - so be sure to check them out!


La Boulangerie (French) - 4526 Magazine Street, 504.269.3777

Croissant d’Or (French) - 617 Ursulines St., 504.524.4663

Maurice French Pastries (French) - 3501 Hessmer Ave, Metairie, 504.885.1526

Haydel’s (Filled) - 4037 Jefferson Hwy., 1.800.442.1342

Cake Cafe’(Filled)- 2440 Chartres St. 2440 Chartres St., 504.943.0010

Randazzo (Traditional) - 3501 Pontchartrain Drive, 1.800.684.2253

Laurel Street Bakery (Traditional) - 5433 Laurel St., 504.897.0576

Don Phuong (Traditional) - 14207 Chef Menteur Hwy., 504.254.0214

Voo-dough Bakery (Traditional) - CCFM; Contact: Angela Wilson: 504.450.3904

Gambinos (Filled) - 4821 Veterans Memorial Blvd. 504.885.7500

O'Delice (Traditional) - 6033 Magazine St. 504.895.2144

NoWhey/Food by Rebecca (Vegan-Traditional Style) - Contact: Rebecca, 504.418.3631

Sucre’ (Filled) - 3025 Magazine St., 504.708.4366

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