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Tatonut has been on the forefront of unique donuts for quite some
time. Owner Theresa Mohler knew she wanted to venture into the Mardi Gras market and her version of a king cake, the King Cake Donut took off! These personal “king cakes” feature the signature Tatonut dough twisted, fried, iced, and sprinkled. What I love about these king cake donuts (other than that they are a delicious Tatonut donut), are there portion and size. You get all the deliciousness with only a little bit of the guilt.
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Variations of king cakes continue to grow, expand, and impress. I cannot get
enough of the eclectic and inventive takes on king cake at
Founding Fathers Brunch Bakery in Gautier. With flavors such as Peanut
Butter Cup, Cookies n’ Cream, and Southern Pecan, Founding Fathers is pushing the envelope on the parameters of what makes a king cake a king cake and we are all better for it. The Lemon Blueberry Muffin King Cake with Cream Cheese Icing is next level amazing. It’s a king cake. It’s a blueberry muffin. It’s simply delicious.
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Have no fear friends with allergies
or certain dietary restrictions. Lauren
Turner-Christy at Makin’ Groceries in
Biloxi has cornered the market on gluten-
free and vegan king cakes. Makin’ Groceries
caters to an audience who focuses on healthy,
nutritional eating, but knows that doesn’t mean their customers can’t indulge from time to time. Turner-Christy’s king cake
is her house recipe that resembles a small spiced bundt cake featuring almond flour, oats, and flax. While nuts are present in this recipe, it’s dairy and egg free. And although it’s free of lots of the ingredients we love about cake, it’s definitely not free of flavor. Makin’ Groceries’ King Cake is the best way to have your healthy cake and eat it too.
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In true New Orleans style, Parrain’s
Jambalaya Kitchen in Biloxi wasn’t
satisfied with any simple old beignet. They
wanted to kick their signature dessert up a
notch and from there, the King Cake Beignet was
born. Three perfectly squared beignets are lightly drizzled with Parrain’s signature king cake glaze and topped with the perfect combination of Mardi Gras sugar. While possibly blasphemous to declare that I liked these beignets better than a regular king cake, I’ll take my chances and go with it. These. Are. Incredible. Served warm with a Barq’s Root Beer, you don’t need anything else to let the good times roll.
Sue-Moa King Cake.
    Founding Fathers Brunch Bakery
King Cake Adaptations
  Le Bakery has been turning out traditional king cakes in Biloxi for years, and every Coastal Mississippi resident should be thankful. Owner and bread baking queen Sue Nguyen-Torjusen has capitalized the market when it comes to fresh baked breads and desserts, and her king cakes are no different. Her traditional king cake is just that: traditional. Doughy and warm with just the perfect combination of icing and cinnamon, one bite and you’ll see why her king cakes sell out each morning. If you can get your hands on one of Le Bakery’s signature “Sue-moa” King Cakes, consider yourself lucky. Nguyen-Torjusen’s take on the classic Samoa cookie features her signature dough full of caramel filling then drizzled with caramel and chocolate and topped with toasted coconut flakes. It is the epitome of king cake mastery and a true sugary delicacy.
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Makin’ Groceries
Gluten-Free King Cakes
 Tatonut Donut Shop
King Cake Tatonut
Parrain’s Jambalaya Kitchen
King Cake Beignets
 Le Bakery
Queen of King Cakes

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