Saturday, February 7, 2009

Mardi Gras Mambo: Randazzo's Camellia City Bakery

On January 6th, King's Day, Carnival Season officially starts and every New Orleanian knows what that means.......

It's King Cake Time!!!!


So, it is only fitting that we start our "Mardi Gras Mambo" giveaway series off with a King Cake Package from Randazzo's Camellia City Bakery!


Bridgette from The Not So Blog and I just love the sweet smell of King Cake! We knew that we must share this totally yummy tradition (and calories!) with our readers.

As a child, my favorite part of king cake season was always Friday afternoons, because this was when we would always get some KING CAKE. They made sure to do this on Friday afternoon so that they would not deal with all the children on their sugar highs. LOL

King's Day is celebrated as the date the gift-bearing Magi visited the baby Jesus. The King Cake is baked in honor of the three kings and the baby (plastic, porcelain or gold) placed inside the cake symbolizes the baby Jesus. Originally, these oval cakes were a simple ring of dough with a small amount of decoration. Today's King Cakes are much more festive! After the rich Danish dough is braided and baked, the "baby" is inserted. The top of the ring or oval cake is then covered with delicious sugar toppings in the traditional Mardi Gras colors: purple, green and gold.



In New Orleans, King Cake parties are held throughout the Carnival Season. The person who receives the slice of cake with the baby is asked to continue the festivities by hosting the next King Cake party. So always be careful which piece you take!!

The nice folks over at Randazzo's Camellia City Bakery have graciously offered one lucky reader

a medium traditional king cake package (including baby) baked to perfection! This package includes a unique Randazzo's Mardi Gras theme bag, stuffed with beads, doubloons,the history of Mardi Gras and the king cake, a 2009 commemorative 11x 16 color poster, and a beautiful feather mask.

Randazzo's Camellia City Bakery continues a long family tradition of handmade and braided king cakes and say with heartfelt sincerity that everything at Randazzo's is "made with love from beginning to end."

Randazzo's was even featured on the Food Network's popular program Unwrapped!

I see you drooling! You must want to win a King Cake! Lucky for you, we have one to give away!

Remember we are generously offering you an opportunity to DOUBLE your chances by registering here as well as at The Not So Blog.

How to enter:

1) Visit Randazzo's Camellia City Bakery and tell us which filling you would love to try.

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Contest ends at 11:59pmCST on February 16th. Prizes not claimed in 72 hours will be forfeited. Open to U.S. Residents only.
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202 comments:

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Vic said...

I think I'd like mine without a filling but cream cheese sounds good! utgal2004[at]yahoo[dot]com

geekbearinggifts said...

Growing up I would have chosen Pecan-Praline, but I'm allergic to pecans now, alas! I think I'd probably choose the mix of cream cheese and pineapple. Thank you for the fun giveaway!

peg42 said...

I would love the cream cheese with strawberry.
Thanks so much. What a great tradition these are.
Thanks.

Kari said...

I would love to try the strawberry filling. Thank you for hosting this fun giveaway.

Jackie said...

I'd love to try the Cream Cheese filling. Thanks for the review and giveaway!

Liz G. said...

I don't think I would get a filling-- I think it looks delicious on it's own. But, if push came to shove, I would probably do the pecan prailine.

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Amber said...

I would choose the strawberry filling.

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mickeyfan said...

I'd have to let you choose. It'd be between strawberry or cream cheese (or both?). Looks delicious.

Katharina said...

I'm choosing pecan praline... it feels more like New Orleans to me than other fillings and I know it would taste incredible!

Deborah said...

I'd love to try the Turtle Cheesecake King Cake, which has Pecan and cream cheese mix filling. asthenight at gmail dot com

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kj said...

I'd love to try the Turtle Cheesecake King Cake, which has Pecan and cream cheese mix filling.
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Dina said...

I would love to try the Fleur de lys king cake with the Pecan praline filling. This is a great giveaway! I'm a french teacher and can't wait for mardi gras!

Dani' said...

Pecan Cheesecake filling looks tasty. For the plain fillings...maybe cherry.
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The Lady Riposter said...

It's a tough call. I would probably choose plain, but the strawberry and pecan praline fillings sound amazing as well!

CiCi S. said...

I would love to try the Lemon filling.

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Dani' said...

Pecan Cheesecake (cream cheese) filling looks tasty. For the plain fillings...maybe cherry.
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Vicky said...

I actually wouldn't want any filling, but I'd probably try the cream cheese one.

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janehixon said...

Praline Pecan or Cream Cheese/Lemon Mix........it looks luscious!!!

Rebecca said...

Oh man, danish with a turtle filling. My mind is ahead of us all, and I'm salivating as we speak. Yum!

rmc1ra said...

Turtle Cheesecake, filling sounds great. We used to live in MS, I miss the celebration of Mardi Gras and King Cakes.

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Joy said...

cream cheese with strawberry sounds wonderful. Thanks for the chance.

Amber said...

Ooh, cream cheese sounds awesome, so does strawberry. Thanks!

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jayne said...

Cream cheese, Turtle Cheesecake, strawberry..oooo they all sound so good!

Sarah Z said...

I am drooling... pecan-praline and cream cheese! Yummy
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rubyredsquirt said...

yum! i would choose the turtle kingcake with pecan praline filling.

eyeslikesugar said...

OMG! I want to win so bad.. I was lamenting not having a King Cake this year! Apple filling for me!! :9 Thank you so much for offering this giveaway! eyeslikesugar [at] gmail [dot] com

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pms3237 said...

I am having a mardigras party for my Red Hat group..what a fun idea! I would pick the pecan praline filling.

Katt said...

Lemon sounds good to me! This is really nostalgic... we used to eat these and have a party when I was in elementary school!

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rita4120 said...

I would love the raspberry and cream cheese filling...great combination. Thanks for the chance :)

Staci said...

I'm stuck between strawberry and raspberry, both sound so good!
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Nickolay said...

The cream cheese or the strawberry sound awesome

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The Behlmers said...

I would like to try the raspberry filling!
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msrodeobrat said...

the turtle king cake sounds amazing.. it has a pecan praline filling

CDStardust said...

Too many I want to try! I think I would choose (don't hold me to this!) pecan-prailine. But, I see there is a half and half option! Thanks for the tasty giveaway!

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tabbah said...

Okay, I grew up in the south and the pecan praline would be right up my alley!

David Leach said...

I'm a cream cheese junkie. They sometimes put so much cream cheese on these that it seems like it's more cream than cake. YUMMY!

Becky said...

Maybe I'm a big dork and don't see it, but I don't see where they are doing fillings right now..le sigh...I love King Cake though

paula h said...

I can't find the fillings either. I tried Foxfire and IE. Reading others comments, I guess I would go with the Cream Cheese.

Kimberly L said...

For some reason, the 'filling' option won't let you remove as 'no filling' selected so I am unable to browse what they have and offer, except for what has already been mentioned. Based on the previous comments I would be really interested in trying the cheese and pecans.

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Deb said...

Oh, I'd have to go with the strawberry filling. Thanks for this great giveaway.

LilyBiscuit said...

Cream Cheese for me!! Yummy! I have to order from this site soon :o) Thanks!!
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Andrea said...

Cream cheese and strawberry filling looks A M A Z I N G. Yum!!

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tlcfromtn said...

I don't see the fillings either but based on previous posts I will say cream cheese. Thanks!

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Amber S. said...

I don't see any fillings! Under mardi gras cakes, it only shows one option of "no filling".
Looking over some of the postings, I think the cream cheese sounds good!

AmandaK said...

I would love to try the cream cheese filling. Yummy!

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ky2here said...

Well, i am copying off the previous posters. I couldn't find the fillings on the site. I'd do the pecan praline. I didn't know you could specify fillings for a king cake.

Jayfr said...

Fillings aren't showing up on the site now, maybe it's too late to order with filling with the rush coming. From the list here, I'd pick the pecan one.

Qwill said...

I would love to try the strawberry filling and I miss king cake since we moved away from se Texas.

Kathy said...

I would love the pecan praline. We lived in New Orleans about twenty years ago and I don't remember so many yummy fillings available. I loved King Cakes!

jjampm said...

I've never had a king cake, but they sound delicious! The Turtle Cheesecake King Cake sounds fabulous and that's the filling I'd like to try... first, because I'd like to try all of them!!

lisalmg said...

These sound so delicious. I would love to try one with Strawberry filling! Thanks!
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Wanda said...

Filling? Talk about gilding the lily! However, I think cream cheese would make a lovely addition, a nice counterpoint to the sweetness of the cinnamon and icing. Boy, doesn't that look good!
I've never had King Cake. I think this would be an excellent time to start! Thank you for an awesome giveaway.
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freakdujour359 said...

The pecan praline...or the Turtle Cheesecake...there's so many how can I be expected to choose only one? lol

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greeneginger said...

I think that Strawberry and Cream Cheese filling would be perfect:)

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jolt! said...

Oooh I love King Cakes! I usually make a couple for Mardi Gras, but they're a fair amount of work. I'd like someone else to make one for me!
I'm missing something because I can't find a place on their website to pick the filling... there's only a 'no filling' button when I check out the king cakes! Which is perfectly ok - they're delicious without! But I know that cream cheese is a common filling that would be delicious.

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Cream cheese filling but I like more than that, that you offer. skyxsky27(at)gmail.com

Lindsay said...

Linz said :

The Turtle Cheesecake King Cake reads as if its more than yummy !

lawrence said...

If ou make the French style I would like that, but the New Orleans traditional style filled with goodness and a baby is ok also.

justicecw said...

Turtle cheesecake sounds like heaven! thanks, justicecw@hotmail.com

dddiva said...

This is probably one of the things I miss most about not living in Louisiana any more.
Cream cheese is my fave filling.

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Salleefur said...

Unfortunately I could find no filling option on your website! But after reading through the posts I find I'm torn between the sinful Turtle Cheesecake and the luscious Cream Cheese and Strawberry or Cherry filling! I've always hear about your King Cakes - but never had divine pleasure of savoring one!

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kathy pease said...

im sorry i searched the site over and over and i didnt find any fillings :(

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rlgrady said...

I would get the pecan prailine filling. Mmmmmm!

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annemarie562000 said...

The cream cheese filling sounds yummy!!

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Amy said...

The cream cheese filling is what I would get, Thanks, Godesseablu@msn.com

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