Mardi Gras season is here and that means it’s time for King Cake. Bakers from all across Louisiana will be baking their own version of the delicious treat.
For the third year in a row, Mandeville-based Innovative Advertising will be sponsoring a contest to determine who bakes the best King Cake in Louisiana. There are special categories on both traditional and filled King Cakes.
Here’s the press release:
Today, King Cake Snob announced the launch of its third annual ranking competition, which will award the top traditional and filled King Cakes of 2018 from bakeries throughout Louisiana.
Louisianans from across the state can visit KingCakeSnob.com, the definitive online ranker for King Cake enthusiasts, today through Feb. 6 to cast their votes and watch as their favorite cakes rise through the ranks. Those who participate in voting are also automatically entered to win a weekly drawing for a free king cake.
The 2017 competition resulted in reviews and votes for cakes from nearly 150 Louisiana bakeries, with Manny Randazzo King Cakes running away with the victory in four of the five categories, including the best overall “Traditional” and “Filled” cakes.
King Cake Snob is a community project by Innovative Advertising, a Mandeville advertising agency that prides itself on its Louisiana roots.
“Now that we’re in our third year, we anticipate the competition to be fiercer than ever,” Jay Connaughton, managing partner for Innovative Advertising, said. “Everyone has an opinion about who makes the best King Cake, so we are thrilled to give people a chance to make their favorites known each year. As Louisianans, we have a deep passion for our food, traditions and culture, and King Cake Snob is a celebration of all of this.”
Every year King Cake Snob names not only the top King Cakes in the “Traditional” and “Filled” categories, but also utilizes voter questionnaires to reveal Louisianans preferences in filling types, how often they consume King Cakes during the carnival season and much more.
To view the results of the 2017 and previous years’ competitions, visit KingCakeSnob.com.