Carnival may already be in its second week, but Mardi Gras fans in the Valley still have time to score one of the event's most popular traditions before Fat Tuesday, February 12: King Cake.
Akin to coffee cake, the ring-shaped creation is popular for its sugar toppings in the traditional Mardi Gras colors of purple, green and gold as well as the tiny baby (usually plastic) placed inside the baked and braided Danish dough. Got the slice of cake with the baby? Congratulations, you get to hold the next King Cake party.
Last week, we featured Barb's Bakery as a spot to kick-off Carnival with a King Cake. Today, we're listing six more, which means lots of choices depending on your party size and budget. But take note: Most ask that you order in advance, so plan accordingly.