Most People Don’t Realize This Louisiana Tradition Actually Started In Mississippi
Even though Mardi Gras originated in Mobile, Alabama, it’s New Orleans that’s often associated with the holiday. Likewise, the Louisiana city is often credited with the creation of filled King Cakes, but as it turns out, that’s simply not the case. Stuffed with cream cheese and fruit fillings, filled King Cakes actually originated in the small town of Picayune, Mississippi at Paul’s Pastry bakery. Today, the hometown bakery is world famous and still serving its delicious creation 47 years later. Take a look:
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Visit Paul’s Pastry at 1 Sycamore Road Ste. A in Picayune. For more information on the bakery, including other locations, or to place an order, click here.
Have you ever tried a famous Paul’s Pastry King Cake? Plan on ordering one this year? Share your thoughts in the comments section!
Though Daniella was born in New York and has lived in a couple of other states, Mississippi has been her home for the past 25 years. After graduating from the University of Southern Mississippi, Daniella began to hone her writing skills through various internships, working for The Royal Obsession and Anatomie clothing. In the years since, she’s had the privilege of having her articles appear in several publications, such as Parents & Kids Magazine and Girl Meets Strong. She’s also had the honor of interviewing actress Sela Ward for The Mississippi Arts and Entertainment Experience.
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