Mardi Gras looks different for 2021: no parades, no fancy balls, no crowds. But Carnival is still the most wonderful time of the year and King Cakes are a totem that we can still celebrate. While traditionalists usually flock to the brioche-based king cake — ring-shaped and laced with cinnamon, covered in icing and purple, green, and gold sugar, with a plastic baby hidden inside — these days there are plenty of twists on the original, plus a growing appreciation for the elegant French puff pastry and almond cream version.
This map reflects king cakes in the Greater New Orleans area and is sorted by neighborhood, not by ranking.
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