My First King Cake.

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King-Cake-Melanie-SutrathadaSurprises are almost always amazing, especially when they’re orchestrated by someone close to you. My dear friend, Rebecca, surprised me today with a special package holding this delicious king cake from Sucré in New Orleans and it totally made my morning. Rebecca had talked to me about king cake before, but I’d never actually tasted it until today. Funny enough, I hadn’t even heard of the pastry before she mentioned it – probably because it’s mainly a special tradition of Mardi Gras in New Orleans. It’s safe to say that I am definitely hooked though. It’s not hard to see why they’re so incredibly popular.

The pastries taste similar to cinnamon rolls with delicious layers of buttery dough, cinnamon, and whipped cream cheese. King cakes also typically have a small plastic baby inside and tradition says that whoever gets the slice with the baby is the “King” or “Queen” of the party. Instant royalty for the day just for eating a slice of cake? Count me in. Add in that said cake is covered in glitter, and I’m 100% sold. Obviously, my standards are high.

While I’ve never really celebrated Mardi Gras before, I’m totally feeling tempted to fly myself out to New Orleans just to get a fresh slice of this delicious pastry right out of the oven. Would that be excessive/obsessive? It’s totally fine to wipe out your bank account in order to get cake, right? Yeah, I agree. Totally a-ok.

King-Cake-Melanie-Sutrathada King-Cake-Melanie-Sutrathada King-Cake-Melanie-SutrathadaDo you have any favorite surprises? Maybe a birthday party or an awesome package in the mail like this one from Rebecca? Leave me a comment – I’d love to hear all about it!


  1. rebecca brumfield

    March 2, 2014 at 3:42 am

    ironically i am eating a slice of…/ KING CAKE CHEESECAKE right now, i kid you not!!!!!!! i would drive the hour to new orleans to just LOOK at all the desserts there. I will definitely take u there when you visit!! :)

    • Melanie Sutrathada

      March 4, 2014 at 8:33 pm

      There’s king cake cheesecake?! Oh my goodness – you are a horrible (and amazing) influence on me, lol. I absolutely love cheesecake so I already know I’d be obsessed with it. I think I may need to avoid visiting you and a trip to New Orleans or else I’ll never be able to leave!

  2. Daisy // & Pretty Things

    March 3, 2014 at 4:08 pm

    this was too good, thanks for sharing with me doll! more homemade brunches to come! x

    • Melanie Sutrathada

      March 4, 2014 at 8:28 pm

      I’m so happy that you liked it. I figured you would appreciate sweets and glitter (: I can’t wait for our next brunch – it was seriously so much fun!

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