Nonna Randazzo’s Bakery gets crowned the winner of the inaugural NOLA Weekend King of Cake Challenge.
In the final round, the bakery racked up 22,563 votes in a showdown against Cannata’s Bakery.
Nonna Randazzo’s Bakery is a year-round, full-service bakery offering desserts, fresh-baked breads and pastries.
Owners Felix and Joel Randazzo Forjet continue the Randazzo’s family tradition of baking that started during 1965 in St. Bernard Parish.
Joel is the daughter of Lawrence Randazzo, who in 1965 with his brothers and father started the renowned Randazzo’s Hi Lan Bakery in St. Bernard Parish. Felix joined his father-in-law’s business in 1986 while still in high school.
In 2006, the couple opened Nonna Randazzo’s Bakery on the North Shore in Covington. Nonna Randazzo’s Bakery opened a second location in Chalmette in 2011, once again giving St. Bernard Parish a full service bakery with the Randazzo name and a baker from the original Hi-Lan bakery.
Then, in 2014, Nonna Randazzo’s Bakery opened its third storefront, along with its permanent baking facility, located in Mandeville.
Cannata’s Bakery in Houma finished as runner-up in this year’s competition, earning 18,162 votes in the final round.
This Carnival, Cannata’s unveiled a new “Ti Can Pecan” barrel aged-bourbon glazed king cake in partnership with Bayou Terrebonne Distillers in Terrebonne Parish. In 2019, the bakery’s Snickerdoodle Ooey-Gooey King Cake was selected as the first place “People’s Choice” winner at the King Cake Festival.
The king cake bracket challenge launched on Jan. 18 and featured five rounds of voting over four weeks. Thirty-two bakeries were in the running during the inaugural competition.
See the complete NOLA Weekend King of Cake bracket challenge here.