New Orleans Mardi Gras King Cake wheels are still in stock while they last! Grab a box set complete with Mardi Gras beads and cake baby.
- Sold 4 in a set
- Includes Mardi Gras beads and/or plastic baby seen in photos (depending on availability).
- Circolo Urethane
Only 125 limited sets were made as a one time blade project out of New Orleans, Louisiana. Get a piece of that King Cake before it's all gone!
Speaking of King Cake, we asked the maker what is a King Cake?! Here is the answer we received:
What started out roughly 300 years ago as a dry French bread–type dough with sugar on top and a bean inside now comes in many varieties depending on the country. New Orleans King Cakes are made of a sweet brioche dough in the shape of a hollow circle with a glazed topping and with colored sugar.
Hundreds of thousands of King Cakes are eaten in New Orleans during the Carnival season. The cake often has a small plastic baby (said to represent Baby Jesus) inside, or underneath; and the person who gets the piece of cake with the trinket has various privileges and obligations, such as buying the next King Cake!
The King Cake is synonymous with Mardi Gras tradition in New Orleans. Starting on Epiphany on January 6, residents begin holding parties especially dedicated to King Cake. King Cake parties bring families and community members together to celebrate the joyous season of Mardi Gras, with its celebratory krewe parades and festivals. In fact, many in New Orleans take more pride in the Mardi Gras King Cake tradition than the parades. The dessert’s ability to engage friends and family in the “search for the baby.”
The dessert’s significance to the city was evident in the first Mardi Gras season after Hurricane Katrina in 2006. Thousands and thousands of King Cake orders flooded bakeries both inside and outside of Louisiana. This showed that in a time of great need, the people of New Orleans felt security and safety in being able to gather around King Cakes after the disastrous storm. King Cake demand after Hurricane Katrina thus provided another example of how significant the dessert’s tradition is both inside and outside of the region.