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    Simply Southern Saturdays: It's Carnival Time Y'all!!

    Saturday, January 7, 2012

    It doesn't matter where we are, Carnival follows us wherever we go. Being born and raised in New Orleans creates such an unbreakable bond. Mardi Gras is as big a part of our year as birthdays and all other major Holiday occasions.

    We may be far from home, but we still celebrate Twelfth Night, and we cheer on our favorite parades with the help of beads, doubloons, and King Cake from our family friends, the Haydel's.

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    I may have mentioned these lovely people several times in the past, but they as they were a big part of my childhood, as well as the ultimate bakers of all things sweet and savory, they must be acknowledged again. I'm not being compensated in any way for writing this~but I do love to sing the praises of people with great products and even greater hearts. The Haydel's do as much for the community as they do for the community's appetite.

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    Above is my Daddy with Mrs. Dottie Haydel, one of the owners. The Haydel's and their employees are just as nice as can be.

    If you live in Louisiana, or even if you don't, you must order their King Cakes. They're the ultimate bake shop for all your Mardi Gras needs and as such, they ship nation wide.

    Believe me, the demand for their product is there.

    When you order their King Cakes, you'll have several options to choose from. Our family prefers the traditional with icing and the purple, green, and gold sugars, but you should give the cream cheese a try! Look at all the goodies that come with your King Cake when you order it:

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    There's a little something for everyone. Coffee, beads, doubloons, a porcelain collectible, a history of Mardi Gras, and so much more!

    Enjoy a slice of your King Cake with a cup of coffee (preferably one with chicory) and you'll feel like you're right in the middle of Mardi Gras in the Crescent City.

    Nothing truly captures that feeling more than actually being there, of course, but this does bring you to a close second!

    Now what are you waiting for? Give Haydel's a call and enjoy a slice of Mardi Gras in your home or workplace. And while you're at it, enjoy Lucky Player's King Cake Vodka during a more adult-friendly gathering.

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    Inspired by the flavor of Haydel's King Cakes, it's said to have captured the essence of what makes their creation so delightful. No other Bakery has inspired such a libation, so don't wait any longer than you have to.

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    Laissez les bon temps rouler!

    One Response to “
    Simply Southern Saturdays: It's Carnival Time Y'all!!

    Ruth said...

    This is when i really hate we don't live closer. I loved getting to enjoy a king cake. the bakeries around here have not clue.