While others may have a touch of the post-holiday blues, here in New Orleans we’re packing up the red and green and replacing it with purple, green, and gold as we prep for arguably the world’s largest and longest party. The next six weeks will be the busiest of the year here at Haydel’s, so we’ve compiled a list of your most frequently asked King Cake related questions. Read on for tips on making your Haydel’s King Cake acquisitions as stress free as possible during carnival time.
My shipping order is due to arrive tomorrow, but it doesn’t show that it has shipped yet.
Haydel’s King Cakes are baked fresh daily. Your order is baked, packed and shipped the same day. During our busiest times of year, UPS picks up in the evening. We suggest you track your package after 9pm EST.
When should I place my order?
Don’t wait to place your order. As Fat Tuesday draws near, our business volume in the front shop, over the phone, and online will continue to increase while shipping dates will begin to fill up. You can place your online order for shipping anytime and in advance at www.haydelbakery.com, just choose your ship date (the day your order will leave the bakery) or give us a call and speak to one of our shipping specialist at 1-800-442-1342.
Do your King Cakes come with a baby inside?
Every Haydel’s King Cake comes with a plastic baby. The baby is placed underneath the cake after baking.
We don’t plan on eating our King Cake right away. How should we store it?
King Cakes, both traditional and filled can be frozen for later enjoyment. Place your cake in the freezer in the bag it came in. Thaw at room temperature when you are ready to eat and enjoy.
I have a peanut allergy….do your King Cakes contain nuts?
Our traditional (non filled) King Cakes do not have nuts in them. However, they are prepared around other products that have nuts, so contact with nuts or a product containing nuts is possible. Some of our filled King Cakes do contain nuts.
If you can’t make it to Haydel’s HQ on Jefferson Highway, we have three pop-up King Cake outlets this season for your convenience, including one drive thru! Find location information, hours, and menu offerings for each here. Laissez les bon temps rouler!