Celebrate Mardi Gras with King Cakes from Bloomington-Normal Bakeries

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It’s carnival season, which means it’s time for King Cakes! As we lead up to Fat Tuesday on February 13th, local B-N bakeries are whipping up these traditional Mardi Gras treats.

A King Cake is an oval-shaped bakery delicacy decorated in the traditional Mardi Gras colors of purple, green, and gold. The cake is filled with cinnamon, pecans, or fruit fillings and often has a small plastic baby hidden inside. Finding the baby in your slice is considered good luck!

Here are 3 spots in Bloomington-Normal baking up King Cakes for your next celebration:

Great Harvest Bread

Great Harvest Bread is offering King Cakes for special order from now until Fat Tuesday (February 13th). They have many different flavors to choose from (Chocolate, Chocolate Caramel, Espresso, Cinnamon, Apple Cinnamon, Apple, Cherry, Blueberry and Honey Poppyseed). You can even request they include the traditional plastic baby! Place your special order on THEIR WEBSITE.

Grove Street Bakery

Grove Street Bakery is selling whole King Cakes with the baby inside. Flavors include cinnamon pecan and raspberry cheese. Preorder your King Cake on their website. Cakes feed 8-10 people and are the perfect centerpiece for a Mardi Gras celebration. ORDER ONLINE

Denny’s Doughnuts

Denny’s is offering 10-inch King Cakes with the traditional baby included inside. It’s the perfect Fat Tuesday treat from a classic Bloomington bakery. ORDER ONLINE

Grab a King Cake from one of these local spots and let the Mardi Gras feast begin! Laissez les bons temps rouler! Happy Mardi Gras season, Bloomington-Normal!

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