Marguerite’s Cakes

Best Overall Bakery

Caluda’s/ NOLA Brand

Best Filled King Cake (Filled, Cream Cheese)


Best Grocery Store King Cake

Antoine’s Bakery

Best Traditional / Plain King Cake

Antoine’s Bakery

Freshest King Cake (Traditional/Plain)

56% prefer filled King Cakes over plain
47% believe in eating King Cake out of season
46% say freshness is most important in a King Cake
77% consume King Cake weekly or more during carnival season
28% say their favorite type of parade throw is signature items such as shoes, masks or coconuts
24% would bring beer or wine if they could only bring one thing to the parade route
86% prefer the bakery add the baby to the King Cake
34% admit to putting the baby back or throwing it away when no one was looking
83% stay in town for mardi gras
11% stay in town but don't participate in traditional parades
5% flee town during Mardi Gras
42% choose the sidewalk side when attending parades

Survey Demographics


73% Women 27% Men


11% 13-24 33% 25-34 22% 35-44 18% 45-54 16% 55+


81% Native 19% Transplant

Media Market

90% Louisiana 10% Out of State