by Meg Hemmerle
If it’s good enough for a king, it’s well worth the calories. King cake has been a long-standing Mardi Gras tradition. This year, Mardi Gras season officially began on Jan. 6, the day many believe the Three Kings met baby Jesus. That is why the delicious, colorful ring of dough is called king cake, and everyone hopes to get the piece with the baby in it. If you’re the lucky one to find the baby, then you’re responsible for throwing the next Mardi Gras party or buying the next king cake. Careful, with great reward comes great responsibility.
These Fort Worth spots give you a chance to win.
4705 Camp Bowie Blvd.
At Blue Bonnet Bakery, choose between blueberry, apple cinnamon, strawberry, and more flavors of king cake if you want to try something different from traditional cream cheese.
1612 South University Drive
Bread Winners Cafe in University Park Village makes custom king cake upon request. Be sure to call at least 48 hours in advance.
1616 South University Drive
McKinley’s Bakery, also in University Park Village, offers either 8 or 10-inch cakes depending on how big your sweet tooth or party is.
1314 West Magnolia Ave.
The vegan restaurant offers a vegan king cake during its weekend brunch hours from 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
3250 South Hulen St.
Unrefined Bakery, known for its gluten, dairy or nut-free offerings, makes a king cake that can be ordered online and picked up in store.
2813 Race St.
Tributary Cafe, located in the up-and-coming River East district, will offer king cake starting this weekend to go along with its cajun menu.