Moms Love: King Cakes

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Unicorn king cake
Unicorn king cake. Photo credit: Dolce Bakeshop.

Some folks think today is just another day. Nothing special. Wrong!

January 6 is King’s Day, the day the three kings, or Three Wise Men, visited baby Jesus after his birth. This day also marks the beginning of Mardi Gras!

To celebrate, let’s talk about our moms favorite King Cakes.


King Cake Dolce
Photo credit: Dolce Bakeshop

Mom favorite: King Cake bread pudding. Go straight to Dolce Bakeshop for this heavenly dessert


King cake randazzosMom favorite: classic cream cheese. Nonna Randazzo King Cakes are sold exclusively at Bankhouse Coffee in Long Beach and Coast Roast in Gulfport.


Paul’s pastry king cake
Photo credit: Paul’s Pastry Shop

Mom favorite: Pecan Praline. We can’t let Mardi Gras pass without a King Cake from Paul’s Pastry Shop!


Le bakery king cake
Photo credit: Le Bakery

Mom favorite: Pecan praline filled with caramel cream. Parade on down to Le Bakery for this deliciousness.  


King CakeMom favorites: Turtle, Pecan Praline, and  Achin’ for Bacon. New Year’s resolution? Eat more King Cake from Cheeky Monkey.


Quality bakery king cake
Photo credit: Quality Bakery

Mom favorite: King Cake cinnamon rolls.  Are these even real? Yes, and you can buy them at Quality Bakery!

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Christy is Co-Founder and Owner of Gulf Coast Moms Blog. She was born in Costa Rica and moved to the United States when she was 6 years old. She vividly remembers flying into New Orleans and knew, in the moments to come, her life would change forever. She grew up in Moss Point and moved to Hattiesburg to attend college at Southern Miss, where she received her undergraduate and graduate degrees. She met her love, Matthew, and they have enjoyed married life for 13 years. They live in Long Beach with their precious children, John Salem and Ann-Michael. Prior to co-founding Gulf Coast Moms Blog, she had a successful 10+ year career in higher education administration, where she developed and spear-headed campus-wide student initiatives and events. Christy is now spending her days as a stay-at-home mom and serves her community through several non-profit organizations. She enjoys making Costa Rican tamales, a fresh margarita from El Aguila, annual sister spa day, collecting random owl things (Hootie Hoo to my Chi Omega sisters), words of wisdom from Irish priests and pool days. She is passionate about connecting women and creating a supportive, nurturing community to empower moms.