Douceur de France. With locations in Marietta and Roswell, French bakery and café Douceur de France offers a host of different authentic king cakes for your Mardi Gras party. The galette des rois is made with flaky dough and almond vanilla cream, while their New Orleans-style King Cake is brioche with cinnamon drops and cream cheese-covered with fondant and sugar. For more info, call your local bakery.
277 S. Marietta Pkwy. SW, Marietta, 770-425-5050; 1173 Alpharetta St., Roswell, 770-650-1173; douceurdefrance.com/
Dutch Monkey Doughnuts. Dutch Monkey Doughnuts' 10-inch doughnut king cakes are made to serve eight people. This tasty version is twisted with nutmeg and cinnamon, then deep fried, glazed, coated in salted butter and topped with cream cheese icing and sprinkles. And yes, there's a baby hidden inside each one. The cake is $25. Ordering details are online under the "Advance Orders" tab. Dutch Monkey sells them assembled by pre-order at their shop, and they also ship a "kit" nationwide through Goldbelly.com.
3075 Ronald Reagan Blvd. #502, Cumming, 404-482- 3650,dutchmonkeydoughnuts.com.
Henri's Bakery. With a French focus, Henri's Bakery specializes in cakes and pastries. This year, they're offering 16-inch king cakes with cream cheese and cinnamon fillings for $29.99. The bakery recommends placing orders two days in advance.
Locations in West Midtown, Buckhead and Sandy Springs. henrisbakery.com.
McEntyre's Bakery. Made from scratch and baked fresh, King Cakes from McEntyre's Bakery in Smyrna can be picked up from their store or delivered to you in metro Atlanta (call for a delivery quote). The cake, which includes the prize baby to hide inside, is available in two flavors: cherry, cream cheese and pecan-filled; and a cinnamon pecan-filled. The cake costs $32.99 and serves 15-20. Be sure to call at least 24 hours in advance to place your order. Note: they're closed on Sundays and Mondays, so you need to order by 5 p.m. the Saturday before a Tuesday pick-up or delivery.
1184 Concord Rd. SE, Ste. 1, Smyrna, 770-434-3115, mcentyresbakery.com.
Honeysuckle Gelato. Looking for a twist on the traditional king cake? Honeysuckle has turned the traditional dessert into a $5 Praline Cheesecake King Cake Gelato Sandwich with cream cheese and bits of New Orleans-style pralines stuffed between two cookies. Those who find a hidden baby will get a free serving of Honeysuckle Gelato. The sandwiches will be available from Feb. 22-25.
Ponce City Market, 675 Ponce de Leon Ave., Atlanta.404-228-7825, honeysucklegelato.com/
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