King’s Cake: A Little Bit Of Mardi Gras Right Here in Seattle

Sugar Bakery and Café in the First Hill neighborhood of Seattle is taking orders for its decadent, bourbon-filled version of the King’s Cake now through March 16th.

Online PR News – 15-February-2011 – – (Seattle, WA) – Mardi Gras comes but once a year and when it does, it’s time for celebration. A drink fest is one way to go, but the Sugar Bakery and Café has created a rich and delicious cake just for the occasion.

King’s Cakes are a traditional way to mark the holiday, recalling the story of the three kings who traveled to greet the baby Jesus. Today, King Cake parties are held every week through the Carnival season.

A key feature of the cake is its tri-color sugar topping: purple for justice, green for faith and gold for power. The cake is also known for having a small trinket or figurine baked into it. Whoever gets the trinket in their slice will be blessed with luck, but also becomes obligated to buy the next cake or host the next celebration.

Few places in Seattle bake their Kings Cakes from scratch. Sugar Bakery’s version is rich and buttery, rustic and slightly sweet. They bake in a tiny plastic baby along with a decadent amount of bourbon pecan praline filling. The colossal 9-inch cake feeds 12-20 people luxuriously. So even if most guests don’t get the trinket, they’re still pretty lucky.

The cakes will be baked fresh to order through March 16th. Orders must be placed 24 hours in advance by emailing or by calling 206-749-4105.


Sugar Bakery and Café on First Hill in Seattle bakes all their pastries and desserts from scratch using locally sourced ingredients. Coffee, sandwiches and house made soups are also available. For more information, visit or call 206-749-4105.

1014 Madison Street
Seattle, WA 98104

Mon-Fri: 7am-6pm
Sat: 9am-1pm
Sun: closed

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