King cakes are a Mardi Gras treat! They originated in Europe, where many countries celebrate the New Year
Epiphany with a cake that brings luck and holds a nut, a coin or a baby doll (symbolizes the king). In France it is
known as the gallette de rois or gateaux de roix, in Greece it is known as Vasilopitta and in Germany and Switzerland
it is known as Koenigkuchen. In France it is made with puff pastry dough and has almond filling and in most other
countries it is made with a rich coffeecake dough filled with cinnamon or unfilled with toppings.
Our Mardi Gras King Cake is known as the King Cake that Gives because in the spirit of gift giving the sales of our
cakes are tithed to fundraising for disaster relief. This was first inspired in 2005 in the aftermath of
hurricanes Katrina and Rita. In the last 15 years we have raised well over $33,000 which we have
contributed to the efforts for recovery from Hurricane Katrina and other natural disasters. We have given
money to United Way, Rebuilt East Mississippi, to specific projects in Meridian Mississippi, the Red Cross
National Disaster Relief Fund and our local chapter of the Red Cross here in the Denver Metro Area. The
recovery from Katrina is now complete but the spirit of giving it has inspired will live on for time to come
in our fundraiser "King Cakes for a Cause".
Please call us at 303-467-1810 for any questions regarding our King Cakes.
Before Fat Tuesday, we have the Traditional and Gluten Free available to go any day without the need to
order. However, if you would like to order curbside, please pre-order online and we will call you to pay and pick up
your car, in our driveway.