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    Default Know where I can get a King Cake?

    Does anyone know where I can get a King Cake for February 24th?
    I work in Hackensack and I live an hour northwest.
    Do any bakeries around here make them?

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    What is a King Cake? I heard of a Lord Baltimore Cake and St Joseph day cakes???

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    Default What is a king cake

    I used to get them from New Orleans for Mardi Gras. It is a rectangular coffee cake. They can come with different fillings. I usually get one with green, gold and purple icing. A baby is baked into the cake.
    I have seen them in the Philly area at Giant but when I asked around in northeast New Jersey no one has ever heard of them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by usv8lover View Post
    I used to get them from New Orleans for Mardi Gras. It is a rectangular coffee cake. They can come with different fillings. I usually get one with green, gold and purple icing. A baby is baked into the cake.
    I have seen them in the Philly area at Giant but when I asked around in northeast New Jersey no one has ever heard of them.
    Oh yeah - I've heard of them. They had about them on the Food Network. If you are the one that gets the baby in your piece of cake, then it's supposed to be good luck. I haven't seen them around New Jersey though. I thought they were only a New Orleans/Mardi Gras thing.
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    By they way - I looked on Google to see if there was anyone listed in NJ where you could buy them. I didn't see them. I did find some places online where you could order them. Here is two places - www.KingCake.com and www.TasteOfMardiGras.com
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    Unhappy Can't afford a New Orleans King Cake

    I don't have $50 to blow on a cake from N.O. and really don't want to have to drive down to Philly so that's why I wanted to find a place in NJ that carries them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by usv8lover View Post
    I don't have $50 to blow on a cake from N.O. and really don't want to have to drive down to Philly so that's why I wanted to find a place in NJ that carries them.
    Yeah I figured. I thought it was a bit much for a cake. I just wanted to put that out there. Are there any wegmans in your area? I wonder if any grocery stores like them might have them - or if you can ask some of the grocery stores. I've never looked for a King Cake before - so I just don't know where to find one in NJ.
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    Now I remember - this is what is called a Three Kings Cake! I think the spanish word is "rosca". It is part of Mexican traditions mostly the ones around Jan 6 or Dec 12 - the Virgin de Guadalupe - they put a small baby doll or a bean in the cake. Is there a Spanish or Mexican bakery in your area? Or maybe you could try one of the recipe sites like allrecipes.com or azrecipes.com if you want to try baking one

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