Breaking away from a traditional King Cake offering, The Ambrosia Bakery in Baton Rouge, Louisiana created The Ambrosia Mardi Gras Burger. According to WRBZ.com, this burger’s bun is made with same dough as King Cake.
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During Mardi Gras, Haydel’s Bakery in New Orleans distribute a free Mardi Gras themed petit four with each purchase at its pop up outlet. This petit four is made with the bakery's signature almond wedding cake.
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Bennison's Bakery in Evanston, Illinois offers pithiviers during the holiday. Similar to a King Cake, a plastic baby is placed inside of the pithivier during Mardi Gras.
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As an alternative to a whole King Cake, Merritt’s Bakery in Tulsa, Oklahoma has created mini King Cakes with cinnamon filling that can be individually purchased.
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ABC Cake Shop and Bakery in Albuquerque, New Mexico, give its Mardi Gras cakes a glamourous update by adding a mask and argyle details.
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Beignets are a prominent item in many bakeries in New Orleans, but in the Midwest beignets are not as easily attainable. The West Side Bakery in Akron, Ohio takes advantage of the holiday and offers beignets as specialty item during the Mardi Gras season.
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Oak Mill Bakery in Chicago celebrates Mardi Gras by selling paczki. According to DNAinfo.com, in traditionally Polish neighborhoods in Chicago, paczki are produced by using the last remaining dough and sugar available before fasting for Lent begins.
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