Paul's Pastry News & Events

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Prices, hours, and meal information for the 2022 holiday season

The Retail Bakers of America 

Paul’s Pastry Shop is a proud member of The Retail Bakers of America, the national association for the retail baking industry. Their mission is to empower as many bakers as possible by sharing knowledge and industry rebates.

Founded in 1918, the Retail Bakers of America (RBA), a 501c6 not-for-profit trade association is committed to the success of the retail baking industry.

We are a baker’s business partner connecting buyers and sellers to build profitable bakeries. Together with our members, we create industry-specific training programs and develop small business programs. We foster the community of retail bakeries providing a forum for exchange of industry and business information, as well as networking, learning opportunities and mentoring among bakers, future and existing. We also create industry standards through professional certification, industry research and school programs.

RBA members bring consumers quality bakery foods from supermarket bakery departments, independent bakeries and foodservice facilities. Baking instructors, students and suppliers of ingredients, equipment, supplies and services are also proud members of RBA. Together, these individuals are redefining the industry – and they are willing to trade ideas through networking, sharing resources and knowledge . In fact, it’s the #1 reason our members join.

This is a great resource for new bakeries or anyone thinking of opening a bakery!

Closed Christmas Day to Jan 2nd, 2023 

Paul’s Pastry Shop will close Christmas day through Monday, January 2nd, 2023.

We will reopen January 3rd, 2023 with fresh Mardi Gras king cakes.

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/.