NEW ORLEANS (press release) – Bywater Bakery officially kicks off the highly anticipated king cake season with a parade of king cakes on Thursday, January 6, marking the beginning of Carnival Season, which culminates on Tuesday, March 1 (Mardi Gras Day). Unfortunately, the annual block party including music performances is postponed due to COVID-19 concerns but the king cake roll out will continue as planned.
Known for incorporating a signature twist on classic sweets into its cutting-edge king cakes, Bywater Bakery offers king cake lovers old favorites including the popular Chantilly, Praline, Cheesecake, Carnival, Azul Dulce Blueberry, and last year’s hit, Lemon Cream. This year two new flavors are added to the roster — Brownie Bomb, if a brownie and a chocolate lava cake had a baby, that would be the brownie bomb. That inside a king cake is a chocolate fan’s dream. In a new partnership with Seven-Three Distillery, Bywater Bakery debuts Bywater Bourbon Cinnamon Swirl, a completely plant-based king cake made from a soft sweet potato dough, smeared with a cinnamon bourbon filling. Carnival wouldn’t be complete without Bywater Bakery’s signature savory king cakes — Crawfish au Gratin, Boudin, and Spinach Artichoke. All King Cakes are 10 inches round, and are available whole, or by the slice.
With a long king cake season in 2022, there is ample opportunity to try them all! Bywater Bakery will be open on Thursday, January 6 from 8am to 5pm. Preorder is available on the website or in store on Kings Day and every day but Wednesdays until Mardi Gras Day (March 1, 2022).
Bywater Bakery, located in the heart of New Orleans’ Bywater neighborhood at the corner of Dauphine and Independence, is well known for its rotating selection of delicious handmade pastries, its signature breakfast go-cups, and sandwiches on our house-made breads.