I Got A Filling: Paul’s Pastry

From NOLA Defender (by Kyle Gilmore, published 1/23/2011):

The Carnage

Entering Week 3 of our King Cake Quest, we needed a bit of fresh air. So we turned up the blues and drove across state lines to Paul’s Pastry, which has been making delicious King Cakes in Picayune, Miss., since the early 1970’s. Paul’s is a family owned operation. Currently, Sherri Paul Thigpen is carrying on the family tradition of producing delicious stuffed King Cakes. Paul Thigpen considers it an honor to be a part of the King Cake baking family. “We think there is enough of a market for all of us,” she said. “We just want everyone to do well and most importantly make great King Cakes.”

If the Berry Deluxe King Cake is a representative sample, it’s what inside that sets Paul’s cakes apart, The cake comes iced and sprinkled with Mardi Gras-colored sugar and sliced almonds. On the inside, customers have the option of ordering up blueberry, strawberry, raspberry, and blackberry fillings. The fruity fillings work wonderfully with the unique sweet bread cake that Paul’s has chosen over the more traditional Danish pastry. The Sweetbread Cake is an interesting and delicious choice because of the moist, bread-like texture of the cake as opposed to the traditional layered texture of a Danish based King Cake. The cake was moist, and the filling to cake ratio was perfect. In the most telling sign of its success, the cake disappeared before it could be photographed.

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3 Responses

  1. randy on March 31st, 2011 at 10:24 am:

    ordered 5 king cakes for overseas and once i got the word out, people jumped on the king cake like a lottery ticket winner. Very delicous and recommended the website to friends.

  2. DA PAPPY on April 3rd, 2011 at 8:33 am:

    WAS WIT MY FRIEND-BROTHER-COUSIN-INLAW ONE AFTERNOON AN WE WERE IN PICYUNE FOR SOMETHIN OR OTHER SO HERE GOES THA CELLULAR A RINGING LIKE IT WAS GONNA BLOW UP!!!! IT WAS HIS WIFE MY BABY SIS AN SHE HAD HER PAUL’S RADAR ON AN WAS PICKING UP A STRONG SIGNAL FROM THA MOTHERSHIP THAT WE WERE IN THA VACINITY OF THE BAKERY. WELL WE WENT TO THE FACILITY WHAT MAKES THE FAMOUS KING CAKES AN STUFF I HEAR HER RAVING BOUT ALL THA DAD-BLAME-TIME. OMG AS THEY SAY IT MADE MY SUGAR LEVEL GO THRU THA ROOF JUST BY PRANCING IN THERE HEHEHE. I SWEAR I HAD ME SOME OF THA BEST SUGARFREE BROWNIES I EVER IN MY 51 YEARS ATE !!!!!!!!!! WELL MAKING A LONG STORY SHORT WE FETCHED US A KING CAKE AN A PLATE FULL OF DIM SUGARFREE BROWNIES BACK TO THA HOUSE AN EVERYBODY WAS HAPPIER THAN A RAT IN A CORN CRIB. PAULS PLEASE MAKE A BIGGER VARIETY OF SUGARFREE ITEMS INCLUDING KING CAKES FOR US DIABETTICS IF YA WILL AN I WILL MAKE SURE U GET ADVERTISED IN LOUISIANA FOR AS LONG AS I LIVE.

  3. Sherri Thigpen on April 5th, 2011 at 6:00 am:

    To Da Pappy,
    What a great story teller you are!! We loved your comment. We’re so glad that you enjoyed the Sugar Free Brownies. We also have Sugar-Free Chocolate Chip & Peanut Butter Cookies. We do make a “No-Sugar Added” Apple & Cherry Fruit Filling that we make for special orders for king cakes. We also use a Sugar-Free Glaze & Sliced Almonds on top. The king cake dough is the same, but there is only a tiny bit of sugar in it. Putting it all together, it’s pretty good. Please give us a call at least 48 hours before you want to pick it up so we can make a nice fresh one for you. We also make a Sugar Free Strawberry-Kiwi Cake, a Sugar Free Butter Pecan Cake, & Sugar-Free Pecan Pie that are all very good. Give us a call at 601-798-7457 to place your order. Thank you again for a wonderful request!! From Sherri Paul Thigpen, Owner

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