Everything You Need to Know About Our King Cakes

Posted by Haydel's Bakery on 5th Jan 2015

It’s Mardi Gras, y’all!

We’re baking king cakes faster than most people can spell Tchoupitoulas. To give our team more time to focus on braiding dough and working the ovens, we put together answers to all the most common king cake questions we get.

Read on for tips on making your Haydel’s King Cake acquisitions as stress-free as possible during carnival time.

My shipping order is due to arrive tomorrow, but it doesn’t show that it has shipped yet – what’s the deal?

Haydel’s King Cakes are baked fresh daily. Your order is baked, packed and shipped the same day. During our busiest times of the year, UPS picks up in the evening. We suggest you track your package after 9pm EST.

When should I order?

Don’t wait to place your order. (Click here to order now.) As Fat Tuesday draws near, our business volume in the front shop, over the phone, and online will continue to increase while shipping dates will begin to fill up. You can place your online order for shipping anytime and in advance at www.haydelbakery.com, just choose your ship date (the day your order will leave the bakery) or give us a call and speak to one of our shipping specialist at 1-800-442-1342.

Do your King Cakes come with a baby inside?

Every Haydel’s King Cake comes with a plastic baby. The baby is placed underneath the cake after baking.

We don’t plan on eating our King Cake right away. How should we store it?

King Cakes, both traditional and filled can be frozen for later enjoyment. Place your cake in the freezer in the bag it came in. Thaw at room temperature when you are ready to eat and enjoy.

I have a peanut allergy….do your King Cakes contain nuts?

We are not a nut-free facility. Our traditional (non-filled) King Cakes do not have nuts in them. However, they are prepared around other products that have nuts, so contact with nuts or a product containing nuts is possible. Some of our filled King Cakes do contain nuts.

Where can I get Haydel’s King Cakes?

King Cake Trailer at 2431 Metairie Rd. in front of The Ridgeway
8:30-5:30pm Monday – Friday; 8:30-4pm Saturday; 9-2pm Sunday

Inside of Chris Specialty Meats – Lakeview at 6251 West End Blvd
8:30-5:30pm Monday – Friday; 8:30-4pm Saturday; 9-2pm Sunday

4001 Magazine St. in the Snowizard Snoball Stand
8:30-5pm Monday – Saturday; 9-2pm Sunday

Plus, our main location:
4037 Jefferson Hwy, New Orleans, LA 70121
7:30-5pm Monday – Friday; 8:30-4pm Saturday; 9-2pm Sunday

Laissez les bon temps rouler!