About New Orleans Sweet Treats
New Orleans Sweet Treats is a baking business based out of Los Angeles, California that offers a variety of Creole pastries and candy to interested customers.
Started in 2006 by sisters Cynthia Shaw and Kimberly Jones-Smith, The emphasis of New Orleans Sweet Treats is to bring southern charm and taste to southern California.
A taste of one of the offered treats can remind someone of their Creole culture and family, as well as, introduce someone to a new flavor or sugary favorite.
New Orleans Sweet Treats allows Cynthia and Kim to keep all of their family recipes and Creole traditions alive, while adding their own unique touch. With every Praline and King Cake made in their kitchen, Cynthia and Kim incorporate the pride they have for their Creole heritage and the love they have for baking.
New Orleans Sweet Treats is a great way to enjoy some time honored, old southern specialties.
Mardi Gras or Carnival is the start of one big party in the city of New Orleans. It ends on Fat Tuesday which is the day before the Lenten season observed by most Christians. The Carnival season actually begins on Jan. 6, which is King’s Day (Feast of the Epiphany). Fat Tuesday is never on the same day each year because Easter Sunday is never on the same Sunday each year. Fat Tuesday is always the day before Ash Wednesday. The King Cake is a Mardi Gras tradition that is a round or oval filled pastry, with a “baby” hidden inside. It signifies the baby Jesus and the journey of the 3 kings to honor Him. The cake is decorated with 3 colors: Purple for “Justice”, Green for “Faith” and Gold for “Power”. Finding the slice with the baby brings good luck and the promise of bringing the next cake. .
Today, King Cakes have become so popular that they are now being requested for other occasions as well. ENJOY!
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