DESPITE THE PANDEMIC, BATON ROUGE BAKERIES SAY KING CAKE DEMAND REMAINS HIGH

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While Louisiana mourns the cancellation of traditional Mardi Gras celebrations, bakeries around Baton Rouge are still working hard to fulfill king cake orders. For many of us, it’s one element of the holiday that we can celebrate safely at home. 

“This is our saying around here: COVID can cancel Mardi Gras, but it can’t cancel king cakes,” says Gambino’s Bakery’s Tammy Wilson.

For some bakeries, though, the pandemic has meant reevaluating the safest and smartest ways to prepare a large amount of cakes and get them to every customer who wants one.

Businesses like Gambino’s and Ambrosia Bakery are offering to ship their cakes to customers. Recipients will open the packages to find a fully baked, undecorated cake, with the icing and colorful sugar toppings wrapped separately. It helps guarantee a fresher cake—and a fun time decorating it at home. 

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