7 St. Louis Bakeries Offering King Cake and Other Mardi Gras Desserts
King cake is a Mardi Gras tradition. There are Louisiana versions, French versions, Spanish versions, and, thankfully for Gut Check, St. Louis versions, too. The classic Louisiana king cake is essentially a giant cinnamon roll bedazzled with purple, yellow and green sugar sprinkles and a baby figurine or trinket buried in the center of the cake.
A traditional Louisiana king cake.
Eager to find king cake in St. Louis, Gut Check called a handful of local bakeries to find the best Mardi Gras dessert deals in town.
Federhofer's Bakery (9005 Gravois Street, Concord; 314-832-5116)
Federhofer's Bakery in south St. Louis county might be best known for its specialty German baked goods and custom-made cakes and dessert creations, but it's no slouch when it comes to special occasions. The king cake at Federhofer's Bakery runs for $10.99.
McArthur's Bakery (multiple locations)
McArthur's Bakery has three locations in St. Louis: south county, Kirkwood and Chesterfield. Mardi Gras specials at McArthur's bakeries include king cake with a choice of fillings (strawberry and cheese, raspberry and cheese, caramel and cheese, brownie and plain), decorated cookies, Polish doughnuts, beignets, cupcakes, cake pops, petifours and more.
Lubeley's Bakery & Deli (7815 Watson Road; 314-961-7160)
Lubeley's Bakery & Deli in south St. Louis county is offering a whole host of Mardi Gras specials including king cake, royal gooey butter cakes, all-butter "mask" cookies, paczkis (Polish doughnuts), Louisiana Cajun bread and muffaletta sandwiches in individual and large sizes. The bakery offers a coupon on its website to save 10 percent on king cake and other Mardi Gras orders.
7815 Watson Road, Webster Groves, MO
9005 Gravois St., Concord, MO
3825 Watson Road, St. Louis, MO
1801 S. 9th St., St. Louis, MO
2027 Edwards St., St. Louis, MO
1420 Tamm Ave., St. Louis, MO