Ready for Fat Tuesday? One of the great Mardi Gras traditions is King Cake, also known as galette des rois. The sugared, tricolor cake makes for a sweet way to celebrate the holiday, and, yes, a few spots in the Valley are baking the goods. This year, Mardi Gras falls on Tuesday, February 13, which means you still have time to order your celebratory King Cake from these Valley bakeries.
Honey Moon Sweets
If you’re looking to feed a larger group on Fat Tuesday, Honey Moon Sweets is offering a King Cake that serves 25 people for $65 and another that serves up to 50 people for $95. This spot's take on King Cake is made with cream cheese and, of course, a tiny plastic baby baked into the dough. It's then covered in vanilla glaze and Mardi Gras-colored sprinkles. Individual sizes are also available. To order a cake, pop into the bakery or call three days ahead at 480-517-9520.
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King Cake is a round cake that resembles a king’s crown, which is actually how the bundt-like dessert got its name. Barb’s Bakery in Phoenix is taking orders for its festive purple, green, and gold King Cake, topped with beads and the standard hidden figurine. The cake can be ordered with various flavor fillings, including almond, cinnamon, apple, and raspberry. It serves up to 16 people for $29.95. Order ahead of time by stopping into the store or by calling 602-957-4422.
This self-proclaimed “fine European bakery” is getting ready for Mardi Gras with a traditional King Cake. Karl's bakes its rendition from sweet yeast dough; purple, green, and gold frosting; candied fruit; raisins; and a little bébé figurine. For $16.50, you can order a 9-inch cake that feeds 10. To order, stop into the bakery or call 602-997-7849 at least two days in advance. Karl's also has traditional polonaise cakes for $24.50.