Mardi Gras is just around the corner so you better pick up a King Cake soon so you can celebrate. Mardi Gras in 2014 falls on Tuesday, March 4. “Fat Tuesday” is the last day of the Carnival season as it always falls the day before Ash Wednesday, the first day of Lent.
Most King Cakes come with the plastic baby you can hide yourself. You don't have to be from Louisiana to enjoy this fun tradition. There are plenty of places in DFW where you can buy a delicious King Cake and celebrate like you're on Bourbon Street. Kick it up a notch y'all.
Warning: If you're planning to pick up a King Cake from a specialty bakery in the Metroplex, it's a good idea to call ahead and reserve one -- especially if you're looking for one close to Fat Tuesday. Most bakeries say they do a lot of business on these peak days so place an order so you can celebrate in style!
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Cakes available: Cinnamon
Location: 10819 Garland Road, Dallas, TX 75218. 214-321-0355
Be sure to call ahead to make sure they have them in stock. Casa Linda Bakery is an amazing place and their King Cakes are sure to sell out quickly. But they have plenty of delicious things to choose from -- like iced Clown Cookies, bars, cupcakes and other goodies.
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Orders can be placed by calling 214-754-0099 with 24 hours advance notice. They also have iced sugar cookies and cupcakes decorated in the festive mardi gras colors.
- Uptown, 3301 McKinney Ave., Dallas, Texas 75204. 214-754-4940.
- Park Cities, 5560 W. Lovers Lane in Inwood Village, Dallas, Texas 75209. 214-351-3339.
- NorthPark Center, 8687 N. Central Expressway, Suite 1608, Dallas, Texas 75225. 214-232-9798.
- Plano, 4021 Preston Rd., Plano, Texas 75093. 972-312-9300
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Cakes available: traditional, raspberry, apple and cream cheese.
Locations throughout DFW
Review: Tom Thumb's traditional King Cake has an almond flavor to it and it's served with three beads and a baby. You can with some decaf hazelnut coffee and don't forget to hide the baby. You don't have to be from Louisiana to enjoy this tradition.Continue to 9 of 9 below.
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