Only two days ago I mentioned to one of my oldest, dearest friends how I planned to make a King Cake with the children this weekend. It would be a fun and delicious effort for us all. I was a little daunted by the task ahead, but knew as long as the flavor and colors were there, that's all anyone would care about. So imagine my surprise when I returned home yesterday with the scallywag and his friend to find a very familiar box sitting on our front porch! Delighted doesn't begin to cover it. Seeing the familiar Haydel's Bakery King Cake box made us all do a happy dance...right before we ran inside to cut a slice.
My friends, there is nothing like your first taste of the Carnival season~or your second for that matter. My parents are sweet to send us our King Cakes each year. It usually doesn't take us very long to finish one of these seasonal treats from home, and every year we look forward to their arrival. We have our favorite, and we love it, but this year we're going to branch out and try some new King Cakes as well. My parents suggested Randazzo's, but I'd love to know from the rest of you where you like to get your favorite slices of purple, green, and gold.