Mardi Gras 2017: Let Them Eat Cake!

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Mardi Gras Tee: ShopSFT c/o | Denim: Nordstrom | “Essential Fringe Necklace”: My Stella and Dot | Watch: Michael Kors | “Celine Wrap Bracelet”: My Stella and Dot | Engraved Bracelet Set: TAudrey | Bow Heels: Shop similar here


Mardi Gras Kingcake Challenge


It may only be Valentine’s Day for most, but here in South Louisiana we’re also in the middle of Mardi Gras season! We take this special time very seriously when it comes to good eats, I have to tell you. Having been born and raised in New Orleans, I cannot imagine ever not having daily access to the amazing flavors only found here.

In short, as a city full of rich culture and food, we completely rock, you guys.

Not to brag or anything.


Thee Heavenly Donut King Cake

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Even if you’re not from around here and haven’t had the good fortune to try one, you’ve probably heard and seen pictures of our King Cakes. These sweet baked treats come in a TON of flavors and it seems that each year more and more unique combinations are created.

The ladies over at ShopSFT who create the fun Mardi Gras tee I’m wearing here recently asked me if I would accept their “King Cake Challenge” and reveal my very favorite King Cake brand and flavor with you all.

My answer: Heck, yes!! If it’s about King Cake and sprinkles, I’m totally in!


King Cake Challenge

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So, without further ado, let me share my favorite with you and if you’re in the area or even if you’re not, because they ship their king cakes too, make a stop at my favorite local Donut and Bakery Boutique here in the Baton Rouge area!

Thee Heavenly Donut Bananas Foster King Cake!

You guys, this king cake…where do I start?

It’s like the biggest, bestest donut you’ve ever had in your life but better, ’cause it’s filled with a banana cream and Rum filling. On top is a decadent Praline Caramel sauce that will blow your socks off.

This one is not for the faint of heart, ya’ll. (I told you we take our king cakes super serious around here.) It’s over the top, rich and indulgent in the most heavenly way!

If bananas foster doesn’t sound like your thing(we can’t be friends…just kidding), they offer twenty, count them, TWENTY different flavors, several of them unique and original to Thee Heavenly Donut.


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Thee Heavenly Donut Mardi Gras


In addition to all of their baked goodies, one of the things I’m obsessed with is their newest creation, King Cake On a Stick! How perfect and fun are these for parade route food, my local friends?? Keep your eyes peeled for the cutest donut cart you ever did see out on the parade routes! They’ll be filled with loads of these portable parade treats this season!


King Cake on a Stick Thee Heavenly Donut


I’m so thrilled to share that the sweet people over at Thee Heavenly Donut have graciously decided to offer my local readers a 20% discount on their King Cake purchase this season at their Highland Road location!

Simply let them know January Hart sent you and you’ll snag that offer!

Enjoy and Happy Mardi Gras!!


Colorful Sprinkle Donuts


Have a sweet day, ladies and thanks so much for reading!

*Many thanks to ShopSFT and Thee Heavenly Donut for products used in today’s post.


Mardi Gras Shirts

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  1. February 14, 2017 / 6:40 pm

    This is the CUTEST!!! And I LOVE their King Cakes! My friend actually had one of theirs as her Groom’s Cake in her wedding this year!

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      February 15, 2017 / 1:30 am

      Thanks, Leslie!! How cool! Yes, their king cakes get me in SO much trouble! Love ’em!!

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