Paul's Pastry News & Events

Delivery Now Available 

We NOW DELIVER the following to Greater Picayune Area Businesses:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Deli Trays
  • Any Bakery Items

Delivery Hours: Tues-Fri 8am-3pm

$20.00 Minimum – $5.00 Delivery Fee

Order 24 hours in advance for best selection, but not required!

New Commercial 

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PMHS Class Reunion 

Picayune Memorial High School Class of ’75 Reunion – June 26, 2010

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In the News 

Watch for Paul’s Pastry on WLOX Channel 13 at 11:30 am on “Shop South Mississippi” March 9 & 19!!

Paul’s Pastry Shop extra busy creating king cakes 

From WLOX (by Steve Phillips, air date 1/21/2010):

PICAYUNE, MS (WLOX) – The big football game this Sunday is welcome lagniappe for south Mississippi’s premier king cake maker.

Paul’s Pastry of Picayune is already extremely busy during the Mardi Gras season. But the Saints-Vikings match-up has the popular bakery working overtime.

Mardi Gras is the equivalent of the Super Bowl for the king cake business at Paul’s Pastry.

“During Mardi Gras season from January second until Mardi Gras day, we’ll sell between 50,000 and 52,000 king cakes,” said owner Sherri Thigpen.

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Even the Mythbusters love king cakes from Paul’s Pastry!!!


Picayune’s Pastry King 

From Southern Living:

Tell the folks in Picayune, Mississippi, that king cakes are strictly for Mardi Gras, and they’re liable to shake their heads in pity for those of us who don’t know any better. For them, any day is a good day to serve this pastry. Touted as “the biggest little bakery in South Mississippi,” Paul’s Pastry Shop brings this holiday treat to the Big Easy and beyond.

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Scrutinize business to retain profits 

According to Modern Baking, creative thinking ensures Paul’s revenue:

Natural disasters can wreak havoc on a bakery’s profits, but they can also make it better by forcing the owners to seek out new business. Paul’s Pastry Shop found itself in just such a situation after Hurricane Katrina. The bakery was in the midst of constructing a new facility when the hurricane hit. “We had a long time getting built. We had 10 months longer than we expected to get into this building because we couldn’t get people here to build it,” says Sherri Paul Thigpen, second-generation owner of the full-line retail bakery in Picayune, Miss. “It very much put a strain on us financially because we didn’t plan on having a note on this place and not be open. I think that you have to go out and look for business sometimes.”

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Pauls Pastry thrives after disaster 

The following was posted on Modern Baking:

Though the national news media covered in excruciating detail Hurricane Katrina’s destruction of the Louisiana and Mississippi Gulf Coasts, one would be hard pressed to recall any positive reports coming from the storm’s aftermath. Certainly none about the area’s wholesale, retail and supermarket bakeries and bakery supply houses, which were knocked out of business.

One retail bakery not only survived Katrina but has thrived after losing all its products, ingredients, some major equipment and suffered damage to the building causing a three-week shut down. Paul’s Pastry Shop has benefited from a coming together of good luck, timely planning and “the hand of the Lord,” say co-owners Sherri Paul Thigpen and husband Robert Thigpen.

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