Paul's Pastry News & Events

Paul’s Pastry is Expanding! 

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… ]

In the Kitchen with Paul’s Pastry 

From WLOX.com:
Paul’s Pastry Shop in Picayune bakes king cakes year round, but Mardi Gras is when they’re busiest. Here to show off some of their new flavors for 2020 is owner Sherri Paul-Thigpen.
Watch video at https://www.wlox.com/video/2020/01/09/kitchen-with-paul-pastry/.

The busy king cake season now underway at Paul’s Pastry 

From WLOX.com:
It’s officially Mardi Gras season and that means lots of work for bakers at Paul’s Pastry in Picayune. This year the bakery is celebrating its 50th year in business.
Watch video at https://www.wlox.com/video/2020/01/07/busy-king-cake-season-now-underway-paul-pastry/.

Southern Senior Magazine 

Paul’s Pastry was featured in the Summer 2019 edition of WRJW’s Southern Senior Magazine!

Click the image below to read “For Wedding Cakes, Paul’s Pastry Has What it Takes” on page 24.

Visit from Ivy Odom, Southern Living 

Join Ivy Odom, Southern Living test kitchen pro, as she visits Paul’s Pastry Shop in Picayune, Mississippi, where she learns how to make a delicious homemade king cake.

South Mississippi bakery already busy filling king cake orders 

From WLOX.com:
PICAYUNE, MS (WLOX) – Mardi Gras preparations are well underway for one south Mississippi bakery. The dough’s flying, the sugar’s pouring, and it’s go-time at one of South Mississippi’s best-known king cake bakeries, Paul’s Pastry Shop. “When we first started making king cakes, we made 15 or 20 a day. We might have made a thousand the whole season,” said Sherri Paul Thigpen, owner of the shop. That level of production was back in the 70s when her family bought an old bakery that took up less than 900 square feet. Now, Paul’s Pastry Shop is housed in a 10,000 square foot state-of-the-art cake making dream shop, and produces upwards of 70,000 king cakes every carnival season. That takes a lot of hands and many hours. “We’ve got crews working 24 hours a day. We’ve got the day crew that you see here today. We’ve got the night crew that starts at six o’clock in the evening, so we just keep things rolling,” said Thigpen. These Mardi Gras pastries come in all kinds of flavors ranging from Bavarian cream to berries and a lot of options in between. “We call ourselves the home of the original fruit and cream cheese filled king cakes because we were the first bakery to introduce those in 1972,” said Thigpen.
Read full story at https://www.wlox.com/story/37227778/south-mississippi-bakery-already-busy-filling-king-cake-orders/.

A Royal Tradition for Mardi Gras 

The Radio Show for Food & Wine Lovers

The Radio Show for Food & Wine Lovers

Sherri Thigpen, owner of Paul’s Pastry, was interviewed by Tonia’s Kitchen.

Listen to the interview at www.toniaskitchen.com/mp3/shows/TK1709-Feb20KingCake.mp3. [ read more… ]

Paul’s Pastry: A Mardi Gras Tradition 

For more than 45 years Paul’s Pastry in Picayune, Miss. has created some of the most creatively delicious pastries the state has ever indulged in. This time of year Paul’s is in high gear churning out thousands of Mardi Gras king cakes daily. Sherri Paul – Thigpen took a break and sat down with WLOX Gulf Coast Weekend to discuss her secret ingredient.

See more at weekend.wlox.com/pauls-pastry-mardi-gras-tradition/.

Paul’s Pastry: A Cajun Twist on King Cake 

Boudin, Jambalaya and Muffaletta. They’re great on their own, but stuffed inside a king cake? Delicious. Chef Ed of Paul’s Pastry in Picayune, Miss. explains his newest non-traditional creations.

See more at weekend.wlox.com/pauls-pastry-cajun-twist-king-cake/.

King Cakes: Find Them Here 

WLOX Gulf Coast Weekend

If the history of king cake makes you hungry for Mardi Gras’ dessert, WLOX Gulf Coast Weekend has a list of places that make the best king cakes along the Gulf Coast.

See more at weekend.wlox.com/king-cakes-find/.

WGNO King Cake of the Day 

Watch our feature on WGNO!

See the full article at wgno.com/2017/02/13/king-cake-of-the-day-pauls-pastry-shop/.