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The nation’s largest shipper of Mardi Gras King Cakes is located – not in Louisiana – but in Mississippi! Paul’s Pastry Shop was featured in the 2006 documentary entitled, King Cake and can make a celebratory cake for you with “traditional” fillings like cinnamon, apple, blueberry, peach – all of which can be over cream cheese. There are specialty fillings like pecan praline (cream cheese, maple, brown sugar, and pecans), Mississippi Mud (walnuts with chocolate cream with a chocolate/walnut glaze) and strawberry or chocolate Bavarian (strawberry or chocolate chips over Bavarian cream). You can also combine flavors for your own surprise like chocolate chip & pecan, berry deluxe – you name it. Prices include overnight shipping so you don’t have to wait very long to satisfy your taste buds and each cake also comes with beads and doubloons. The in-house Mardi Gras Morning Café serves traditional Southern breakfast – try the beignet bites with a cup of their pecan praline coffee – from 7 – 10 a.m. Lunch features organic soups, sandwiches – po’ boys and muffalettas – and salads. There is a daily lunch special like steak and shrimp or golden fried Flounder, and includes a drink and dessert – because having a sweet treat at the end absolutely makes the meal. If that’s still not enough to convince your inner skeptic, the menu is full of Coastal treats like crab & corn bisque served in a Sourdough bread bowl or fried green tomatoes topped with crab and hollandaise. We thought that might persuade you.
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