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About

Generations of Love in Every Bite. “80 years to bake it, 8 seconds to devour it”.  A start in 1939 and New Orleans roots, a long standing and uncompromising commitment to Time Honored Scratch Baking – these are just a few of the long respected ingredients that shape a Cannata’s Award Winning KING CAKE. “Restlessly Rising Above the Rest-A King is Born!’  New Orleans born of Italian Immigrants Fannie and Vincent began a love affair with Food and Carnival that’s endured for 8 decades, an intense dedication to excellence that would separate them from the pack and stand the test of time.  Each cake mixed in house, rolled out and filled with care by our own craftsmen. (No shortcuts-period). Carried on by the Cannata family for generations each Cake is a labor of beauty and love, every unique flavor dreamed up in-house with every detail of production and packaging painstakingly watched over by a team of dedicated artisans led by our founders daughter- Joni.  “We take our mission seriously- when you get a Cannata’s King Cake -we are more than LOUISIANA, we are more than Mardi Gras-we are Everything Good about Family, Celebrations and The Carnival Season. Every cake will be a treat for the eyes and the taste buds”. The People Agree!   Cannata’s King Cake “Winner People’s Choice Award-King Cake Fest, Championship Square NOLA”

 

History

The Epiphany or Little Christmas is observed on January 6th in many Christian churches. This day has come to be known as “Kings Day.” Since the 300’s the day has honored the meeting of the three Wise Men with the infant Jesus. King Cakes became a part of the celebration to symbolize the “finding of the infant Jesus.” Traditionally, King Cakes are oval-shaped to show unity of all Christians. The Mardi Gras season, which begins on this “Twelfth Night” (January 6th), is expressed on King Cakes by using the carnival colors of purple, green and gold. As a King Cake is cut, each person awaits anxiously for his piece to locate the small baby. A plastic baby is inserted in each King Cake. The person who finds the baby is deemed the “King” or “Queen” and will bring the King Cake to the next King Cake party. Enjoy and remember, we’ll be baking around the clock to ensure freshness with each King Cake we send!