King Cake Hub, a new king cake retailer, picks an interesting spot to push out some of the area’s most coveted king cakes. Owner Will Samuels announced the new physical retail location will launch at Mystère Mansion, home of the Mortuary Haunted House in Mid-City on Jan. 6.
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More than 28 king cakes from area bakeries will be available at the space. The opening will launch with a Carnival kickoff event on Jan. 6.
“We are so excited to partner with one of New Orleans’ iconic historical institutions to sell one of the city’s most iconic treats,” Samuels said. “Folks come from around the world to experience this legendary haunted mansion and innovative escape rooms and it is an honor to be sharing the space with this Mid-City landmark.”
King Cake Hub looks to ease the hassle of king cake shopping with a new website for online ordering from several bakeries and pickup from one convenient location.
So far, five bakeries have confirmed distribution at King Cake Hub including Gambino’s, Cannata’s Bakery, Hi-Do Bakery, Bywater Bakery and Girls Gone Vegan. Cakes from each of the partner bakeries are available for pre-order. Customers can pick up king cakes starting Jan. 6 and throughout Carnival.
The King cake Hub will also feature its own creation: the Epiphany King Cake, developed in partnership with Gambino’s Bakery. The king cake is described as “a classic dough honoring 70 years of Carnival tradition topped with your new favorite cream cheese icing.”
Samuels also announced a new partnership with the Culinary Arts program at the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts (NOCCA).
“NOCCA has one of the city’s most creative King Cakes and we look forward to the opportunity to help support their program,” Samuels said.
NOCCA’s Satsuma Almond King Cake is described by the school as “a flaky puff pastry with rich almond paste and cream cheese filled with a bright, refreshing, citrus filling using satsumas supplied by our partners at Press Street Gardens.”
The king cake will be available daily at the King Cake Hub, although pre-ordering from KingCakeHub.com is recommended.
For the ultimate king cake lover, the hub also introduces the “ultimate King Cake package for Carnival, 2019: the King Cake Coterie.”
“Each week members of the Coterie will receive a specialty King Cake by one of the top bakers in the area made exclusively for the Coterie,” Samuels said.
Membership in the King Cake Coterie is limited to 200, although another batch may be offered depending on demand. The King Cake Coterie is available now for purchase but only until December 31, 2018.
Offerings exclusively available to the King Cake Coterie include the following:
- Cannata’s Grocery: King Berry Royale (berry delicious with gooey butter filling)
- Second Harvest Food Bank: Bananas Foster King Cake (supporting the organization’s efforts to provide thousands of meals throughout South Louisiana and beyond)
- Bywater Bakery: Pineapple Passion Fruit King Cake
- Hi-Do Bakery: Chocolate Cream Cheese King Cake
- Balestra’s Bakery: Caramel Crepes du Leche King Cake
- Chef Lisa Barbato (Rivista’s Bakery): Galette des Rois with chestnut, honey and orange flower water
- Gambino’s Bakery: Doberge King Cake
- King Cake Hub: Worldwide debut of Epiphany
- NOCCA’s Culinary Arts Program: Satsuma Almond King Cake
The new King Cake Hub at Mystère Mansion, home of the Mortuary Haunted House, is located at 4800 Canal St in Mid-City.