Let the Good Times Roll with King Cakes from Cinotti’s!

King Cakes:

Each year, people all across the world celebrate Mardi Gras and the heritage of Carnival with traditional king cakes. King cakes are available in many flavors and are generally covered in colored sugar.  And, no cake is complete without a baby hiding inside. In fact, some Carnivalers go to extremes to find the baby and enjoy the good fortune it brings.


While each bakery may vary on sizes and fillings, the base of the cakes remains the same. Ours are approximately 12 inches in diameter and serve 10 -12 people.

King cake filling choices:

  • Cinnamon (this is our base flavor)
  • Strawberry
  • Strawberry/Cheese
  • Lemon
  • Lemon/Cheese
  • Cherry
  • Pineapple
  • Pineapple/Cheese
  • Blueberry
  • Raspberry
King Cake, Cinotti's Bakery, Mardi Gras, Baby, gold

A traditional king cake from Cinotti’s Bakery


Colored Sugar:

Our King cakes are covered in three different colors of purple, green and gold.  Each color is significant and has its own meaning.  Purple stands for justice.  Green symbolizes faith.  And, gold represents power.

Finding a baby:

The practice of putting babies in king cakes has become so popular in recent years, it’s hard to imagine a time when it didn’t exists. A bakery in New Orleans first baked porcelain babies into the cake.  Now, babies are made of plastic and inserted when the cake has cooled.  It is a great surprise when the little guy is finally found.  And, tradition dictates the finder of the baby will have good fortune for the year.


Although we stock our store with king cakes daily, we always suggest ordering ahead. This allows the choice of flavor and ensures you indeed receive a king cake. If you’re serving the king cakes to children or you do not want the baby inside the cake, please inform our sales staff upon placing your order. We try to accommodate special concerns, however, if you have food allergies or want to know more about handling our products please refer to our store policies.

We’re so happy to be able to serve a little taste of New Orleans from our shop here in Jacksonville Beach. We hope you will join the Mardi Gras celebration with one of our delicious king cakes.  Don’t wait til Fat Tuesday to enjoy, order one today! So, call or come in now! Our friendly sales staff is eager to take your order.

Laissez le bon temps rouler!

See you soon,

The Cinotti Family