Carnival festivities are back for 2022 and so are king cakes! NOCCA's Culinary Arts department is partnering with Cake Cafe's Chef Steve Himelfarbto produce three outstanding cakes, all made from scratch:
Cake Cafe's beloved Apple and Goat Cheese King Cake: Chef Steve's famous king cake is filled with apples, vanilla, cinnamon, goat cheese, and cream cheese. It's decorated with a purple, green, and gold vanilla glaze, which is sweetened with a touch of local honey.
Raspberry Cream Cheese King Cake: This king cake combines tangy, tart raspberries with cool cream cheese filling. We launched it as a limited-edition cake in 2021, but it quickly became a fan favorite, so we've added it to our permanent menu.
Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free King Cake: This cinnamon-flavored treat is perfect for anyone who loves the taste of a classic New Orleans-style king cake.
TO ORDER FOR PICKUP
Select a flavor and the date you want to pick up your cake. Pickup will be in Press Street Station (at the corner of Royal and Homer Plessy Way) Fridays - Sundays, with additional pickups on Thursday, January 6, Thursday, February 24, and Lundi Gras on February 28. Pickup will be from 8am - noon each day.
Please note: cutoff time for next-day orders is noon. For example, if you want to pick up a cake on Friday, you'll need to order it by Thursday at noon. We strongly encourage you to order early, because we may sell out in advance of the noon deadline!
TO ORDER FOR SHIPPING
This year, we're offering shipping for king cakes on Tuesdays! Just select a flavor and the Tuesday you want it shipped. All shipping is via FedEx to ensure freshness. We offer three FedEx shipping options:
Standard Overnight (next-business-day delivery by 4:30 p.m. to U.S. businesses and by 8 p.m. to residences.)
Priority Overnight (delivery the next business day by 10:30 a.m. to most businesses in the contiguous U.S. and by noon to residences and 4:30 p.m. to some rural areas)
First Overnight (next-business-day delivery by 9:30am in most areas)
Please note that shipped king cakes aren't pre-iced. Instead, three colors of icing are included in piping bags. We encourage recipients to let their creativity flow and decorate their cakes with friends and family!
Our king cakes are made to order, so we can't offer refunds after the purchasing window has closed. If you'd like a refund, please email us no later than noon on the day before pickup. Our address is email@example.com. Cakes that aren't picked up within 48 hours of their scheduled pick-up time will be scrapped.
WHERE ELSE TO FIND OUR KING CAKES
If you prefer to pick up a king cake on your own schedule, please visit the King Cake Hub (KingCakeHub.com). We hope to offer some at Langenstein's Uptown location, too!
DID YOU KNOW?
Chef Steve has a cookbook! Pick up your copy of the Cake Cafe Cookbook at NOLACakes.com.
ONE OTHER THING
Proceeds from king cake sales support NOCCA's Culinary Arts department and Louisiana's next generation of chefs. This one-of-a-kind fundraising program is overseen by the NOCCA Foundation, NOCCA's nonprofit partner.