We Want to Send You to 2018’s Bacchus Rendezvous

Dust off that tux and that gown, practice your foxtrot and your two-step – it’s Mardi Gras ball season and you’re going.

We Want to Send You to the 2018 Bacchus Rendezvous

Win two tickets to Bacchus Ball

Bacchus Rendezvous is one of – if not, the – biggest parties of the year featuring crazy-good bands and DJs and an atmosphere of revelry. It’s an amazing night and we want to send you there to find out for yourself how outrageously fun this invite-only party is. Bacchus Sunday is February 11th and the parade runs right down St. Charles.

But let’s back up a second: Here at the bakery, we’ve got a burning question on our minds.

What’s up with the King Cake Baby’s face?

Or, more specifically, it not really having one.

Yes, these are the kinds of things you think about when you’ve been baking king cakes for 12 of the last 17 hours.

We really want to know what face should be on the king cake baby. And we need your help.

Haydel's King Cake Baby Cutouts

We have a cut out at each pop up location during Mardi Gras!

So we’re offering the 2 Bacchus Rendezvous tickets as incentive to help us figure this out. Here’s what you have to do to be entered to win:

  1. Stop by one of our locations – the bakery on Jefferson Hwy, the Metairie popup at 2431 Metairie Road, or our Uptown popup at 4001 Magazine Street. Click here for hours, or check out the interactive map below.
  2. Snap a pic in our King Cake Baby cutout
  3. Upload it to Facebook & tag us @haydelbakery.

That’s it. You’re entered to win at that point. We’ll pick a winner randomly from a hat.

Rules and other important information

So come stick your grinning mug in this thing and win tickets to an epic party.

And if you need some of that Mardi Gras flavor in your life, we got you.
Mardi Gras with Haydel's

‘Tis The Season

New Orleans King CakesIn New Orleans, Mardi Gras is the holiday. And we’ve spent the last 58 years making sure Haydel’s is the king cake.

The Mardi Gras menu may seem simple – King Cake, and lots of it – but you have a lot to choose from. Whether you’re sending a little taste of home to a loved one missing Mardi Gras this year or just feeding your sweet tooth, we’ve got a king cake package for you.

King of Carnival King Cake Package

For the full Mardi Gras experience, the King of Carnival package has everything you could want – including UPS Next Day Air Shipping to make sure it arrives fresh. A full handmade king cake (in any flavor), Arthur Hardy Mardi Gras Guide, king cake history scroll, French Market coffee, Haydel’s specialty bead pack, a handcrafted porcelain collectible (when in stock), a Mardi Gras CD, Mardi Gras poster, and a Mardi Gras cup.

Haydel's King Cakes New Orleans

Queen of Carnival King Cake Package

Like “Mardi Gras in a box.” The Queen of Carnival package comes with our famous king cake (in any flavor), an Arthur Hardy Mardi Gras Guide, a king cake history scroll, French Market coffee, beads, a handcrafted porcelain collectible (when in stock) – and UPS Next Day Air Shipping to ensure it arrives fresh.

Mardi Gras King Cakes

You can choose from 8 flavors! If you love icing, go for “Da Parish” King Cake

Piece of Cake

Don’t let the name fool you, this package has a full Haydel’s King Cake and more. Get your cake (in any flavor), a king cake history scroll, and a handcrafted porcelain collectible (when in stock). And like all of our king cake packages, UPS Next Day Air Saver Shipping is included to be sure your cake arrives fresh.

Mardi Gras King Cakes

Makin’ Groceries King Cake Package

This Mardi Gras goodie bag includes a king cake (in any flavor), French Market coffee, 8 oz bag of Jambalaya Mix “Cook Me Somethin’ Mister™, the Makin Groceries mini card game, a handcrafted porcelain collectible (when in stock), and UPS Next Day Air Saver Shipping to ensure your cake arrives fresh.

Mardi Gras King Cakes, Makin' Groceries Haydel's Package

The Black & Gold Package

Who Dat?! Just because it’s Mardi Gras doesn’t mean your cake has to be purple, green, and gold. The Black & Gold Package comes with a Saints-themed king cake, a king cake history scroll, and a handcrafted porcelain collectible (when in stock).

And like all of our king cake packages, UPS Next Day Air Saver Shipping is included to be sure your cake arrives fresh.

Black and Gold King Cake

Cake Deets

Our king cakes serve about 30-35 if you’re cutting one-inch pieces. Actual mileage may vary depending on how big of a slice you like.

We offer lots of flavors and varieties. Our traditional and filled king cakes are made of Danish dough, hand braided with cinnamon and sugar, baked to perfection, topped with fondant icing and adorned lavishly with purple, green and gold sugar. Our filled cakes have filling on top of the braided dough. “Da Parish” comes with purple, green, and gold sugar baked on top of the cake. After baking, it is generously drizzled with icing and adorned with sprinkles.

Aren’t these kind of expensive? Yes and no. They’re certainly more than if you bought them in store, but the added cost covers UPS Next Day Air Saver Shipping. We build the shipping into the price for a few reasons: When someone buys a king cake from us, it has got to be fresh. And no one likes that surprise price jump when you get all the way to the end of the checkout process.  

Haydel's 2018 Mardi Gras Pop Ups

If you’re looking for a cheaper option, come down to the shop at 4037 Jefferson Highway, New Orleans, LA 70121 or to one of our Mardi Gras Pop-Up Bakeries: 

  • Our Metaire Pop Up in Ridgeway is at 2431 Metairie Road
  • Our New Orleans Pop Up is at Sno Wizard at 4001 Magazine Street


Your clients and co-workers deserve some carnival kindness.

Haydel's Mardi Gras Bulk order

Could your clients and co-workers use a little NOLA lovin’?

If you’re anything like us, you’re thrilled that it’s cool to start talking about Mardi Gras again, and you’re already planning how to share that excitement.

Maybe you’d like to send a slice of Mardi Gras to your clients. Or maybe you’re even considering making it rain Mardi Gras in your office. Excellent. The Gods of Carnival are pleased by this.

We’re pleased too. That’s why we want to help you through that decision and offer you a Mardi Gras Spirit Special:

  • When you order 50 packages or more, you will receive a dollar off of every package in your shipment.

Is that not enough? Are you a bonafide Mardi Gras Ambassador?

  • When you order 250 packages or more, you’ll receive $2 off every package in your shipment.

And we’re making that deal even better for those of you celebrating the duration of the season!

  • For every bulk order that you place to be delivered between January 6 and January 26, we will take an additional $1 off of each item in the shipment!
    • PLEASE NOTE: If you’re ordering during this window, you must e-mail your spreadsheet to davidjr@haydelbakery.com

So, let’s get started! Here’s how to bring the spirit of Mardi Gras into you and your clients’ offices the Haydel’s way: 

Step 1: Pick your perfection!

Select from our delightful selection of King Cakes and Mardi Gras treats which cakes you want for your business partners, co-workers or office. You can mix and match, just let us know how many of each you’d like.

And there’s much more where those came from:

  • Our King of Carnival Packages offer the complete NOLA experience, featuring:
    • The Arthur Hardy Mardi Gras Guide (2018 Edition available Jan. 6, 2018)
    • King Cake history scroll
    • A pack of French Market Coffee
    • Haydel’s Specialty Bead Pack
    • Handcrafted Porcelain Collectible (2018 Edition available Jan. 6, 2018)
    • Mardi Gras CD
    • Mardi Gras poster
    • Mardi Gras cup
  • Our Queen of Carnival Packages are of similar value but don’t include the Mardi Gras cup, poster, and CD.
  •  Check out the Makin’ Groceries King Cake Package if you’d like to provide the savory side of Mardi Gras as well.
  • The Piece of Cake Package is our most basic. You still get that sweet Haydel’s goodness, along with a few of our featured items from the other packages: the handcrafted porcelain collectible, and the royal scroll detailing the King Cake’s history.

As you can see, you have eight different flavors to choose from! Be sure to find your clients’ favorites and write down those item numbers.

Step 2: Download our order worksheet

This is where you will tell us who you are, what you want, and where you want it to be delivered.

Click here to download the order sheet

Step 3: Fill out your order form using item numbers

mardi gras king cakes

Fill out the item column with your clients’ Mardi Gras necessities

Learn more about adding a gift message and formatting info in our corporate shopping portal here.

Step 4: Email your completed spreadsheet to Davidjr@haydelbakery.com

If you qualify for the bulk discount, it’s important that you send your order as an attachment on an e-mail to Dave Jr.

Step 5: March around your office with last year’s beads singing the Mardi Gras Mambo

Let that brass sing, baby!


Happy Mardi Gras from your family at Haydel’s Bakery.


Celebrate One Year with Your Top Tier

Wedding cakePreserving the top tier of the wedding cake continues to be popular among many of today’s newlyweds. The tiniest tier is gently wrapped and frozen to be enjoyed by the couple on their first anniversary. This tradition as we know it today actually grew out of once held conventional views and expectations. Continue reading

Lemon Isn’t Just for Sweet Tea!

A change in seasons calls for a change of desserts! Spring and soon-to-come summer have led me on a thorough search for warm weather confections. Serious consideration is given to recipes that include ingredients I don’t have to Google. Lemon is my go-to dessert flavor as it is offers the perfect combination of tangy and sweet. Those served chilled another plus in steamy southern Louisiana.

Continue reading

Pink Ribbon King Cake is Back!

Once again, Haydel’s has partnered with The Pink Ribbon Shop Fund for Breast Cancer Research at MD Anderson Cancer Center.  For every Pink Ribbon King Cake sold during the month of October, Haydel’s will donate $5 to fund breast cancer research at MD Anderson Cancer Center.

This is our third year partnering with The Pink Ribbon Shop.  Here’s the back story on our partnership. Founder of The Pink Ribbon Shop, Kim Hellmers is a New Orleans native. She was originally diagnosed with stage II breast cancer at age 32 in 2000. Her diagnosis prompted her to think about the people around her and their own risk.  In an effort to reach as many as possible, The Pink Ribbon Shop was born, continuing its mission today to promote breast cancer awareness and fund the cure one pink ribbon at a time.

Continue reading

Wedding Traditions & Superstitions: Something Old, New, Borrowed and Blue

Paul Wood Photography

“Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue, and a silver sixpence in her shoe.” This old, familiar rhyme suggests brides carry several tokens of good luck on their trip down the aisle.

Continue reading

Viva Las Vegas!

I was lucky enough to spend last week in Vegas baby, a city that boasts nearly as many nicknames as New Orleans. Las Vegas has definitely earned the title of “Marriage Capital of the World” and although I wasn’t there for a wedding, this trip was all about weddings.

Continue reading

Wedding Superstitions & Traditions: The Bouquet & Garter Toss

Greg Randon Studio.

While some may cringe when they hear the call for all the single folks to come to floor, others can’t wait to wrestle their gal pals for a fist full of fresh flowers or try to beat their bros to the garter.  But few give a second thought as to how these celebrated shenanigans that supposedly signify the next to wed, got their start…

Continue reading