Our History

Paul’s Pastry Shop is the Home of the Original Cream Cheese and Fruit Filled King Cake

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In the early 1970’s, Paul’s Pastry Shop located in Picayune, Mississippi, began filling the King Cakes with an assortment of Fruits and Cream Cheese, then topping them with the brightly colored Mardi Gras sugars and sliced almonds… thus beginning a new tradition of the Mardi Gras King Cake. Our customers not only have the choice of the traditional cinnamon king cake, but also an exotic, deliciously filled King Cake with your choice of up to four flavors in the same cake.

Thousands of king cakes are consumed at parties every year in Louisiana and the Mississippi Gulf Coast. A cultural gumbo of European tradition, pagan celebration and religious doctrine, spiced with more than a dash of local flavor, today’s Mardi Gras has evolved as an American phenomenon unique to the Gulf Coast region. Here at Paul’s Pastry Shop in Picayune, MS, we wish to continue the Mardi Gras tradition making a quality product for our customers to enjoy.

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