Take a Bite Out of Mardi Gras with a Sucre King Cake {Giveaway}

This post is the opinion of the Experimental Mommy.  While a sample was received to facilitate this review, all opinions remain 100% mine.

Now that my New Orleans Saints are out of the Superbowl hunt (cue very sad music here), I can focus on the next big thing here in NOLA….Carnival! January 6th, also known as King’s Day, begins the Carnival Season which ends on March 4th or Fat Tuesday.

There are so many reasons why I love Carnival. The friends, the parades, the throws, and the music all top the list. But my favorite has to be the traditional New Orleans king cake.   Never heard of a King Cake?  The king cake is as rich in history as it is in flavor. Since the 1800s, New Orleanians have celebrated the beginning of the Carnival Season with a “King’s Cake” on Twelfth Night. A small plastic baby symbolizing the baby Jesus is inserted in the cake, and the reveler who finds it is said to have good fortune for the year. The recipient then continues the festivities by having another party and providing the next King Cake.

It’s a safe bet that most offices and schools in the New Orleans area will have a King Cake every Friday throughout the Carnival season.  It is also a safe bet to assume that I have eaten more than my fair share of this tasty treat in my 39 years of life.  A few years ago, I was introduced to the King Cake from Sucre and I have never looked back.

Voted “A Favorite” By The Times Picayune 2012 King Cake Contest and 2011 “BEST” King Cake by a Washington Post blind taste test. Sucre’s signature buttery danish pastry is sweetened by cinnamon and raw cane sugar then folded with a light layer of creole cream cheese. Serves 8-10 people.
One thing they forgot to mention on their website, purely unintentional of course, is that I crowned the Sucre King Cake best in New Orleans. Not only is it the prettiest King Cake I have ever seen, my taste buds love it, too!  Is your mouth watering yet?  If you are longing for a taste but don’t live in New Orleans, don’t worry!  A Sucre King Cake can be delivered right to your door!  Plus, one Experimental Mommy reader will win one right here.  Enter below:

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Comments

  1. I’ve had a few items from Sucre, but I’d like to try another flavor of their macarons.

  2. Chocolate salted caramel cupcake!!

  3. Sarah LaCour says:

    anything chocolate

  4. I’d love to try the Southern Comfort Collection.

  5. I’d most like to try the Sunny Side Up Collection

  6. missy mayes says:

    Mmmmmmmmmmmm……….King Cake! Mmmmmmmmmm!

  7. Debbie Schexnaildre says:

    I am ashame to say I have never been to Sucre, but what better way to try with this delicious king cake!!

  8. Their macarons look amazing!

  9. I would love to try the macarons, some coconut basil sorbet, and the king cake!

  10. Mardi Gras Macaron Collection, 15 Piece

  11. Heather Hayes Panjon says:

    I’d Love To Try The Chocolate Covered Macaron Collection!

  12. Tracy Knutsen says:

    I have heard fabulous things about their macarons!

  13. I like their Mardi Gras Maccaron Collection.

  14. The macarons look pretty tasty.

  15. ellen beck says:

    Carnival Collection + Mardi Gras Macarons look delicious!

  16. Love to try their Sucré Festival Bark – Love that they have both milk and dark chocolate bark bites

  17. Joseph Stowell says:

    The Carnival Collection + Mardi Gras Macarons would be great!

  18. I’d also like to try the Signature Macaron Collection.
    Thank you!

  19. Rod Jackson says:

    I’m going for the Southern Comfort collection

  20. D Schmidt says:

    Visited the site and I would most like to try the Mardi Gras Macaron Collection, 15 Piece

  21. Nannypanpan says:

    I like the chocolate covered macaroon 15 piece collection

  22. I want to try the Indulge chocolate collection

  23. Sunny Side Up Collection

  24. Patricia Hess says:

    Oh all the yummy goodies! I would have to say; I would like to try Carnival Chocolate Collection, 15 Piece

    pattifritz2000 at yahoo dot com
    thank you

  25. I would like to try the Chocolate Almond Toffee, 8oz.

  26. Terra Heck says:

    I’d like to try the New Orleans Pecan Praline Coffee, Whole Bean. Thanks.
    partymix25(at)hotmail(dot)com

  27. I would like the dark chocolate lovers collection.

  28. I’d love to try the Mardi Gras Macaron Collection

  29. Amy Honious says:

    I like the caramel and brown butter collection of chocolates! YUM 🙂 thanks for the super yummy giveaway.

  30. I like to try the Mardi Gras Macaron Collection.

  31. I’d love the For the Love of Chocolate Collection + Sweetheart Macarons

  32. heather eg kaufman says:

    Chocolate salted caramel cupcakes…yummy!!!

  33. Cindy Merrill says:

    I’d love the Carnival Collection with Old World Rum.

  34. i’d also like to try the Mardi Gras Macaron Collection

  35. I wold love to have the For the Love of Chocolate Collection + Seghesio Zinfandel

  36. Debbie Welchert says:

    I would love to try their Caramel + Brown Butter Collection.

  37. Haven’t had their King Cake yet but i keep hearing how good it is… i like to try something new every time i go visit!

  38. macarons

  39. Their macarons look amazing!

  40. janetfaye says:

    I would like Drinking Chocolates + Marshmallows.

    janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

  41. their traditional french pastries like bab au rhum

  42. Jaime Turner says:

    I keep hearing how fabulous their king cakes are. They are definitely the most beautiful I’ve ever seen!!

  43. I think their Chocolate Covered Macarons look amazing!

    coriwestphal at msn dot com

  44. Susan Christy says:

    Can you believe I’ve never had a Macaron or a King Cake?!? I am really drooling over the Salted Caramel Macaron.

  45. I would also like to try the Dark Chocolate Lovers Collection, 15 Piece

  46. I would love to try the Chocolate Covered Macarons.

  47. I’d like to try the sweetheart macaroons. Thanks for the chance.

  48. Amber Gillespie says:

    I would love to try the Bananas Foster Macarons!

  49. Avery Salted Caramel Chocolate Collection, 15 piece

  50. the banana foster macarons

  51. I have ALWAYS wanted to try their King Cake! I actually, ha, this is embarrassing…. Have never tried a King Cake. Sucre’s look so so soooo good in the pictures (you know, the picture looks good enough to eat)… This would be amazing to share with my family! Followed all of the entries.

  52. Jennifer T. says:

    I’d love to try their Carnival Chocolate Collection.
    jtmagmom73(at)gmail(dot)com

  53. Yum! I’d love to try the Fleur de Lis Chocolate Collection, 21 Piece

  54. The Carnival collection looks yummy too!

  55. I’d love to try the Carnival Chocolate Collection as well!

  56. Wanda McHenry says:

    I’d like to try the Sucré Signature Chocolate Collection, 15 Piece

  57. I want to try the Mardi Gras Macaron Collection!!

  58. the carnival chocolate collection sound really good to me

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