Mississippi restaurants are known for serving up some of the best food around and that includes desserts. And while many restaurants serve your standard, run of the mill sweets, there are almost just as many that have a signature item or specialty creation all their own. From larger-than-life pies to cakes fit for royalty, these Mississippi restaurants have some of the most unique (and best) desserts around.
9. Paul’s Pastry, King Cake
Paul’s Pastry serves an assortment of sweet treats, but it’s the King Cake the Picayune bakery has become known for. In fact, Paul’s ships more King Cakes than any other establishment in the nation. Yeah, they’re that good.
Feb. 17 marks the culmination of Mardi Gras, an annual festival which commemorates “Fat Tuesday,” the day before Ash Wednesday and the beginning of the 40-day Christian period of sacrifice known as Lent.
First celebrated in New Orleans in 1857, Mardi Gras has since become well-known for its flamboyant parades, lively jazz and blues music, bright masks, and costume beads in the traditional colors of purple, green, and gold (representing justice, faith, and power). But perhaps nothing is more symbolic of this famed celebration than King Cake, a cinnamon roll-like baked good with a small plastic baby laden in its folds for a lucky recipient to find.
And thanks to a creative new partnership with the renowned Paul’s Pastry Shop in Picayune, Mississippi, La Bonbonniere Bake Shoppes throughout Central Jersey is now offering the southern bakery’s authentic King Cakes so that local residents can enjoy a bit of Bayou country mystique.
Ohio’s own, Ele Cake Company in West Carrollton & Beavercreek, are now making the Original Paul’s Pastry Fruit & Cream Cheese filled Mardi Gras King Cakes. Located in Picayune, Mississippi, Paul’s Pastry Shop was designated by the “Official Best of” as the Best King Cake in 2014.
Ele Cake Company will have King Cakes at both heir store locations (Beavercreek & West Carrollton) through Mardi Gras. King Cakes can also be ordered on our website www.elecakeco.com.
Paul’s Pastry Shop, Home of the Original Cream Cheese King Cake™ in Picayune, MS is proud to announce that we have partnered with and trained bakeries in California, Oklahoma, Washington State, Ohio and New Jersey to make our Original Cream Cheese and Fruit Filled Mardi Gras King Cakes. You can purchase Original Paul’s Pastry Fruit & Cream Cheese filled Mardi Gras King Cakes at these new locations: Torrance Bakery in Torrance, CA; Merritt’s Bakery in Tulsa, OK; Celebrity Cake Studio in Tacoma, WA; Ele´ Cake Company in West Carrolton, OH and La Bonbonniere Bake Shoppes in Edison, NJ. If you have friends or relatives living near these locations, please let them know. [ read more… ]
Paul’s Pastry Shop will be designated The Best Of King Cakes for three years before another business is chosen. This will be Mississippi’s first year to be included in the states designated. The show will air on Discovery Channel Nationwide, a TV Station in Jackson and in New Orleans.