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Macaroni KID Shreveport Bossier Moms In the Know King Cake Guide

Find your faves & discover new ones with our guide to Shreveport - Bossier City area king cakes!

By by Mimi Rankin Webb - Macaroni Kid Shreveport-Bossier Moms In the Know Publisher December 26, 2021

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King Cakes are a HUGE facet of our Mardi Gras season here in Louisiana. Some say that the King Cake was brought to New Orleans from France around 1870. 

It's a sort of hybrid between brioche bread (sweet buttery and made with milk, butter and eggs) and a flaky French pastry.

A King Cake is typically braided and an oval-shaped or rounded which represents the unity of the faiths. 

They are normally topped with a light icing and colored sugars: purple representing justice, green representing faith and gold representing power.

The brioche-base allows for bakers to get creative with a wide range of fun fillings which is where things get super interesting and tasty with endless combinations.

Some are filled with fruit based filling such as rasberry or apple while others are filled with cream cheese or bavarian cream. 

Some extra-adventurous bakers spring for boudin or crawfish filled king cakes to REALLY make things interesting! 

Originally, King Cakes contained a small bean, coins, pecans, or peas but now the most include a small plastic baby which is thought to bring good luck to the finder. 

When the baby is hidden inside the King Cake, whoever finds it is designated as the person to bring the king cake to the next Mardi Gras celebration.

Our area offers a LOT of different types of King Cakes and every bakery does them differently. The ONLY way to find out who has the best, is to try them ALL!

While this may seem a HUGE undertaking and impossible, there ARE ways to pull this off WITHOUT having to buy a whole new wardrobe!

My personal fave is to host a King Cake party where you invite friends and instead of everybody bringing a dish for a potluck, they bring a King Cake from a different bakery around the area.

Macaroni KID Shreveport Moms in the Know has made it easy for you to find your favorite King Cake with this handy list of area offerings!


Great Places To Score a Tasty King Cake! 


Gluten Free


Lilah's Bakery

1718 Centenary Blvd
Shreveport, Louisiana 71101

(318) 676-1407


Prep Cakes Bakery

(318) 773-5586 to order


Eat Fit Gluten Free King Cakes 

Available here:

Caspiana Catering+Glow Alchemy Kitchen
PJ's Coffee Of New Orleans Bossier City
Whole Foods Market


BOSSIER CITY

Bergeron's Boudin and Cajun Meats Bossier City

3933 Benton Rd, Bldg D  
Bossier City, Louisiana 71111

(318) 741-2243


Fat Tuesday Sandwich Shop & Bakery

1201 Shady Grove Dr Suite B
Bossier City, Louisiana 71112

(318) 734-0299


PJ's Coffee Of New Orleans Bossier City

2119 Airline Dr., Ste 100

Bossier City, Louisiana 71111


Southern Maid Donuts

3230 Barksdale Blvd
Bossier City, Louisiana 71112

(318) 741-1003


Tubbs Hardware & Cajun Gifts

615 Benton Rd
Bossier City, Louisiana 71111

(318) 746-0311


The Wooden Spoon Bossier

4350 Viking Dr Ste 2  
Bossier City, Louisiana 71111

(318) 742-6486


GLOSTER

Sunrise Cookies

4178 Highway 171
Gloster, Louisiana 71046

(318) 933-1401


MINDEN

The Broken Bean at Minden

107 McDonald Street 

Minden, LA 71055

(318) 639-9540


Super Donut

316 Homer Rd

Minden, LA 71055 

(318) 299-3826


SHREVEPORT

Buttercups Cupcakes (Cupcakes & Macarons)

6535 Youree Dr Ste 207
Shreveport, Louisiana 71105

(318) 797-6696


Cheesecakes And More

401 Edwards Street, Ste 100  
Shreveport, Louisiana 71101

(318) 227-1075

Corks and Cuts

Carries Lowder's King Cakes & Has Daiquiris

1939 Southern Loop

Shreveport, LA 71106

(318) 671-4946 


The Dough Basket

1655 East Bert Kouns
Shreveport, Louisiana 71105

(318) 868-6229


Eat Fit Gluten Free King Cakes 

Available here:

Caspiana Catering+Glow Alchemy Kitchen
PJ's Coffee Of New Orleans Bossier City
Whole Foods Market


Ferrier's Rollin' in the Dough

1333 Captain Shreve Dr  
Shreveport, Louisiana 71105

(318) 868-6836


Julie Anne's Bakery & Cafe

825 Kings Hwy
Shreveport, Louisiana 71104

(318) 424-4995


Lilah's Bakery

1718 Centenary Blvd
Shreveport, Louisiana 71101

(318) 676-1407


Prep Cakes

500 Clyde Fant Parkway Suite 200 (Cohab)
Shreveport, Louisiana 71101

(318) 773-5586


Randazzo’s King Cakes

Cush's Grocery 

9535 Ellerbe Rd
Shreveport, Louisiana 71106

(318) 795-9006 

&

Bergeron's Boudin and Cajun Meats of Shreveport

(carries Randazzo's)

7805 E Kings Hwy 

Shreveport, LA 71115

(318) 670-7204


Retro Baking Company

500 Texas Street

Shreveport, Louisiana

(318) 347-0902


Shababy’s Cajun Cooking

Serves "Queen Cakes"

605 Texas St

Shreveport, Louisiana 

(318) 401-0908

Smallcakes Shreveport

King Cake Cupcakes

1370 E 70th St STE 400

Shreveport, LA 71105

(318) 828-1648


Southern Maid Donuts

1409 E 70th St, Ste 116  
Shreveport, Louisiana 71105

(318) 524-3900

Southern Maid Mansfield Rd.

9359 Mansfield Rd

Shreveport, LA 

(318) 687-1050

Southern Maid North Market

3161 North Market

Shreveport, LA

(318) 425-7011

Sweet Pea Bakery

Spring Lake, Shreveport, La

(318) 465-6786


Well+Fed Louisiana (vegan king cake cinnamon rolls & toast)

678 Egan St

Shreveport, LA

(318) 779-0030


White Box Bakery

318-573-9001


Whisk Dessert Bar

724 Azalea (5.13 mi)
Shreveport, Louisiana 71106

(318) 459-8771


Lowder Baking Company

4019 Fern Ave, Suite 500
Shreveport, Louisiana 71105

(318) 562-1150


STONEWALL

The Queen of Sweets Stonewall

(318) 707-3285

Home-Based Bakers

Sweet Pea Bakery

Bayou Cakes & Confections



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