Where to Buy King Cakes for Mardi Gras in DFW

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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: Their traditional King Cake features raisins, apples, and pecans.

    Location: Blue Bonnet Bakery, 3905 Camp Bowie Blvd., Fort Worth, 817-731-4233.

    Interesting fact: Blue Bonnet Bakery donates all of the baked goods that aren't sold to the First Street Methodist Mission.

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    Cakes availableCinnamon

    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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    ••• King Cake. Courtesy of Bread Winners Cafe

    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.

    Locations:

    • 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: Available as early as mid-January in plain or strawberry flavors. It's ever too early for a King Cake.

    Locations throughout DFW.

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    ••• The festive King Cake. Photo courtesy of Sugar Dreams

    All things sweet, indeed! Confections by Ember Pruitt.

    Contact info: 713-705-9172 or Email embersdawn@gmail.com.

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    Cakes availablecream cheese, almond and traditional.

    Locations throughout DFW

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    Cakes available: Traditional cakes will be available the first Sunday in February.

    Locations throughout DFW

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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.

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    Cakes available: traditional cinnamon, raspberry cream cheese, chocolate, praline, regular cream cheese and berry chantilly. We'd be interested to see how yummy the Berry Chantilly Cake is. Leave a comment if you have sampled one.

    Locations throughout DFW.