Caluda’s wins 2022 NOLA Weekend King of Cake Challenge

HARAHAN, La. (NOLA WEEKEND) - After five long weeks of fierce competition, we officially crown our 2022 King of Cake. Congrats to Caluda’s King Cake in Harahan for winning the second annual NOLA Weekend King of Cake Challenge.

In the final round, Caluda’s won a nailbiter with 51% of more than 42,000 votes.

“Everybody pulled together for this. We had groups of families and friends and people all over the country staying up, setting their alarms for every eight hours to vote,” owner John Caluda said.

Caluda heads his pastry team where they push out a mix of traditional and creative flavors out of a 10,000 sq ft. state-of-the-art bakery.

Many foodies may also know Caluda for his signature crawfish strudel and white chocolate bread pudding during Jazz Fest.

Sugar Love Bakery in Slidell was the runner up in this year’s competiton.

Shan Bailey

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