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Posted: 1/13/2015 2:54:40 PM EST
There has been one of these bad boys in the office nearly every day. No wonder this state is so fat.

Link Posted: 1/13/2015 2:55:49 PM EST
Jesus Christ.

I haven't even had a donut in months.



Link Posted: 1/13/2015 2:56:37 PM EST
[Last Edit: 1/13/2015 2:56:42 PM EST by Angel_King]
Something for scale, please.
Link Posted: 1/13/2015 2:57:10 PM EST
We have a contractor in NOLA that usually sends us one. Delicious.
Link Posted: 1/13/2015 2:58:12 PM EST
Are you complaining?
Link Posted: 1/13/2015 2:58:19 PM EST
Participated in the consumption of one from Rouse's this past weekend.

Yum.


Don't choke on the baby.
Link Posted: 1/13/2015 2:59:23 PM EST
Great. A giant, social doughnut.



Link Posted: 1/13/2015 3:03:36 PM EST
[Last Edit: 1/13/2015 3:04:07 PM EST by xGRYPHONx]
This is probably is as large of a kingcake you can buy. Usually the ones we get in the office are about 2/3 the size.

Link Posted: 1/13/2015 3:03:46 PM EST
Randazzo's baby!


Link Posted: 1/13/2015 3:04:52 PM EST
Every few years I will pick up one of those. I'm sure our local versions aren't as good as the original though.
Link Posted: 1/13/2015 3:05:23 PM EST
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Originally Posted By xGRYPHONx:
This is probably is as large of a kingcake you can buy. Usually the ones we get in the office are about 2/3 the size.

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That place ships. We've ordered from them to us in AL before. Great cakes. The Chocolate and peanut butter is amazing.
Link Posted: 1/13/2015 3:06:24 PM EST
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Ours is pretty much gone (brought in today), but banana for scale:

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Link Posted: 1/13/2015 3:21:53 PM EST
Dang I have never seen one of those befor. Is it like a giant donut? So is it a LA thing? I may need to order one for the family.

Link Posted: 1/13/2015 3:24:26 PM EST
I had a piece once at an ex's college dorm, was like wtf when I bit down on a baby. I had never heard of this.

I think they were pissed they wasted the baby on me.
Link Posted: 1/13/2015 3:25:37 PM EST
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Originally Posted By ontime1969:
Dang I have never seen one of those befor. Is it like a giant donut? So is it a LA thing? I may need to order one for the family.

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They're popular in Mobile, Al., too. Pretty much anywhere Mardi Gras is celebrated, I would imagine. They're more like a cinnamon roll on the inside, but they can have filling in them, too.
Link Posted: 1/13/2015 3:27:29 PM EST
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Originally Posted By akrado:
I had a piece once at an ex's college dorm, was like wtf when I bit down on a baby. I had never heard of this.

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When you get the baby, you have to buy the next cake.
Link Posted: 1/13/2015 3:27:53 PM EST
That and a gallon of cold milk and I am good
Link Posted: 1/13/2015 3:28:40 PM EST
[Last Edit: 1/13/2015 3:30:20 PM EST by xGRYPHONx]
It's more like a giant cinnamon roll covered in icing but there are a lot of different bakers that make their version and all are a little bit different.

These guys make my favorite version: https://www.randazzokingcake.com/categories/King-Cakes and https://www.kingcakes.com/


http://www.gambinos.com/shop/king-cake/traditional.aspx
Link Posted: 1/13/2015 3:28:45 PM EST
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Originally Posted By ClatuVertanictu:
Randazzo's baby!


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Gambino's
Link Posted: 1/13/2015 3:30:38 PM EST
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Gambino's
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Originally Posted By ClatuVertanictu:
Randazzo's baby!




Gambino's


Gambino's. <Homer drool>
Link Posted: 1/13/2015 3:31:09 PM EST
OP, you must be getting the baby everyday


I had my first one last Saturday...love them thangs!


Link Posted: 1/13/2015 3:31:51 PM EST
They are delicious.
Link Posted: 1/13/2015 3:32:08 PM EST
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Originally Posted By smokiexd45:


When you get the baby, you have to buy the next cake.
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Originally Posted By smokiexd45:
Originally Posted By akrado:
I had a piece once at an ex's college dorm, was like wtf when I bit down on a baby. I had never heard of this.

I think they were pissed they wasted the baby on me.


When you get the baby, you have to buy the next cake.


Even if y'all weren't dating the next year you should have sent one.

It's considered good form.


Link Posted: 1/13/2015 3:32:15 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Captain_Morgan:


Gambino's. <Homer drool>
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Originally Posted By Captain_Morgan:
Originally Posted By smokiexd45:
Originally Posted By ClatuVertanictu:
Randazzo's baby!




Gambino's


Gambino's. <Homer drool>


+1 Gambino's is fucking badass.

Im ordering a few King Cakes this season.
Link Posted: 1/13/2015 3:34:00 PM EST
They may taste good but the mascot is still creepy
Link Posted: 1/13/2015 3:36:14 PM EST
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Originally Posted By redfish86:


Even if y'all weren't dating the next year you should have sent one.

It's considered good form.


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Originally Posted By redfish86:
Originally Posted By smokiexd45:
Originally Posted By akrado:
I had a piece once at an ex's college dorm, was like wtf when I bit down on a baby. I had never heard of this.

I think they were pissed they wasted the baby on me.


When you get the baby, you have to buy the next cake.


Even if y'all weren't dating the next year you should have sent one.

It's considered good form.


Good to know now... They didn't tell me that so I feel absolved. And no I wasn't dating the following year and they were probably washed out and back home anyway.
Link Posted: 1/13/2015 3:36:35 PM EST
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Gambino's
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Originally Posted By smokiexd45:
Originally Posted By ClatuVertanictu:
Randazzo's baby!




Gambino's
BOTH...I'm a united not a divider!


Link Posted: 1/13/2015 3:37:07 PM EST
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Gambino's
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Originally Posted By smokiexd45:
Originally Posted By ClatuVertanictu:
Randazzo's baby!




Gambino's
BOTH!

I'm a uniter not a divider.


Link Posted: 1/13/2015 3:37:36 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Captain_Morgan:


Ours is pretty much gone (brought in today), but banana for scale:

http://i.imgur.com/fORnWqL.jpg
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Originally Posted By Captain_Morgan:
Originally Posted By Angel_King:
Something for scale, please.


Ours is pretty much gone (brought in today), but banana for scale:

http://i.imgur.com/fORnWqL.jpg



LOL. End of day. Cake almost gone. Banana fully intact.
Link Posted: 1/13/2015 3:41:20 PM EST
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Originally Posted By xGRYPHONx:
It's more like a giant cinnamon roll covered in icing but there are a lot of different bakers that make their version and all are a little bit different.

These guys make my favorite version: https://www.randazzokingcake.com/categories/King-Cakes and https://www.kingcakes.com/


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Thank you for the links.

Wow those look crazy good, but dang I will have to do some extra mountain biking if I do. Im going to order a couple. I will order the traditional and the cream cheese filled.
Link Posted: 1/13/2015 3:44:29 PM EST
Just something else I can't enjoy because fuck you, Dibeetus.

Link Posted: 1/13/2015 3:57:30 PM EST
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This bakery offers a sugar free style.
http://cartozzosbakery.com/products-page/king-cakes/
Link Posted: 1/13/2015 4:20:11 PM EST
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Originally Posted By xGRYPHONx:
It's more like a giant cinnamon roll covered in icing but there are a lot of different bakers that make their version and all are a little bit different.

These guys make my favorite version: https://www.randazzokingcake.com/categories/King-Cakes and https://www.kingcakes.com/


http://www.gambinos.com/shop/king-cake/traditional.aspx
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You nailed me with that first link... saw one picture of theirs and I had to order it.

If it tastes half as good as it looks, I'll be a repeat customer.



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Originally Posted By ClatuVertanictu:
Randazzo's baby!


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FTMFW!!!
Link Posted: 1/13/2015 4:40:42 PM EST
Southside Bakery in Lafayette FTMFW!
Link Posted: 1/19/2015 10:22:53 AM EST
This week's work king cake: Turtle.


Link Posted: 1/19/2015 1:16:19 PM EST
Three of these showed up at work today. The first one and a half were gone in a matter of minutes.


Link Posted: 1/19/2015 1:17:54 PM EST
[Last Edit: 1/19/2015 1:18:40 PM EST by California_Kid]
Around here it's called Rosca de Reyes.



The red, yellow, and green things are candied nopalitos (slices of prickly pear cactus).
Link Posted: 1/19/2015 1:19:32 PM EST
One of my development teams added a feature into our mobile app that during Mardi Gras if you shook your phone King Cake Babies would dance on the screen. We had some people who aren't familiar with these babies and thought it was creepy so we cut it out.
Link Posted: 1/19/2015 1:25:27 PM EST
Get that disgusting nasty white crap off that cake. Apricot glaze and the colored sugar only.
Pecan praline & cream cheese ftw!
Link Posted: 1/19/2015 1:25:34 PM EST
Randazzos is my favorite, but difficult to get over there when the line isn't out of the door. So, on Friday, I picked up a Caluda King Cake from Coffee Cottage Catering in Elmwood, and it was amazing. There were only 3 cakes left as it was nearly 4 pm and luckily they had 1 "flavor of the week" left, which is what I wanted to try: White Chocolate Bread Pudding. I will try their other cakes.
Link Posted: 1/19/2015 1:27:16 PM EST
[Last Edit: 1/19/2015 1:27:43 PM EST by buckshot_jim]


I know that not long after King cake is crawfish!
Link Posted: 1/19/2015 1:35:21 PM EST
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Originally Posted By skygod:


+1 Gambino's is fucking badass.

Im ordering a few King Cakes this season.
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Originally Posted By Captain_Morgan:
Originally Posted By smokiexd45:
Originally Posted By ClatuVertanictu:
Randazzo's baby!




Gambino's


Gambino's. <Homer drool>


+1 Gambino's is fucking badass.

Im ordering a few King Cakes this season.




Give Baum's a go too!

Link Posted: 1/19/2015 1:35:41 PM EST
In my AO, they do a New Years Pretzel

Link Posted: 1/19/2015 1:38:31 PM EST
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This. I've had enough king cake for one lifetime.

Link Posted: 1/19/2015 1:38:46 PM EST
They have them at Publix , seen them for years never tried one
Link Posted: 1/19/2015 1:39:34 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Bhart89:
One of my development teams added a feature into our mobile app that during Mardi Gras if you shook your phone King Cake Babies would dance on the screen. We had some people who aren't familiar with these babies and thought it was creepy so we cut it out.
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OK, even though I live North of the Mason Dixon Line, I don't think I'm a Yankee. I'm from California, and if you are from California you aren't much of anything . So what is the deal with the babies. I saw that in the Captain's photo with the babana. Help me out?
Link Posted: 1/19/2015 2:32:37 PM EST
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Originally Posted By CarbineDad:
In my AO, they do a New Years Pretzel

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I was in Philly for work last year, and it seemed like you couldn't turn around without seeing pretzels. You guys must love those things.
Link Posted: 1/19/2015 2:34:36 PM EST
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OK, even though I live North of the Mason Dixon Line, I don't think I'm a Yankee. I'm from California, and if you are from California you aren't much of anything . So what is the deal with the babies. I saw that in the Captain's photo with the babana. Help me out?
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Originally Posted By CarbineDad:
Originally Posted By Bhart89:
One of my development teams added a feature into our mobile app that during Mardi Gras if you shook your phone King Cake Babies would dance on the screen. We had some people who aren't familiar with these babies and thought it was creepy so we cut it out.



OK, even though I live North of the Mason Dixon Line, I don't think I'm a Yankee. I'm from California, and if you are from California you aren't much of anything . So what is the deal with the babies. I saw that in the Captain's photo with the babana. Help me out?


It's supposed to be good luck to get it, but mainly we use it as a way to determine who has to buy the next one. Due to law suits, most places leave the baby out to the side now a days and leave the purchaser to stick it in the king cake.


Here's a bit more info on it: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/King_cake#Trinket
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