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"King Cake-Off"!  Nothing beats devouring some Randazzo's Camellia City Bakery of Slidell King Cakes on Mardi Gras day

http://www.rachaelrayshow.com/show/segments/view/king-cake-cheryl-hines-and-jenna-elfman/ ...
500 king cakes were donated to our troops overseas from Randazzo’s Camellia City Bakery and Operation We Care! We were on WDSU news channel 6, WWLTV news channel 4, and WGNO news channel 26 last night. We love and support our service men and women!

Here is a link to an additional news broadcast regarding our joint king cake donations with Operation We Care!

http://www.wwltv.com/news/northshore/Troops-abroad-get-Mardi-Gras-treat-from-home-188279581.html ...

A Little Mardi Gras History

Tue, Sep 25, 2012 04:14 PM
Every year, New Orleans shuts down and throws the party of parties! Everywhere else in the country, it might be "just another Tuesday"...but in New Orleans, it's Mardi Gras! This holiday and the entire carnival season reflect and define the cultural traditions of New Orleans. Mardi Gras is actually French for Fat Tuesday. Some time ago, the tradition was to slaughter a fatted calf on the Tuesday before the beginning of the Lenten 40 day fast. Thus, the coining of the phrase "Fat Tuesday".

King Cake - a sweet tradition

Tue, Sep 25, 2012 04:13 PM

The Mardi Gras or Carnival season officially begins on January 6th or Twelfth Night - also known to Christians as the "epiphany." Epiphany comes from a Greek word that means "to show." Bethlehem is where infant Jesus first showed himself to the world. As a symbol of this holy day, a tiny plastic baby is placed inside each King Cake. the King Cake tradition is thought to have been brought to New Orleans from France in 1870.

A King Cake is an oval-shaped bakery delicacy - a cross betwee ...

Charity

Tue, Sep 25, 2012 04:12 PM
Randazzo's Camellia City Bakery is pleased to support charitable efforts benefiting the Greater New Orleans area. Randazzo's also offers a "no hassle - no worry" fundraising program. Schools, churches, Mardi Gras krewes and any other organization can make a little extra money by simply sending people to our web site or to our bakery to buy one of our world famous kingcakes. Contact us for more information: 1.800.684.2253 or email kingcakes@kingcakes.com to learn more about how we can work togeth ...