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