King cake orders flood Louisiana bakeries - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

King cake orders flood Louisiana bakeries

(Source: KPLC) (Source: KPLC)
LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) -

With Mardi Gras season underway, one of Louisiana’s most popular desserts is flooding shelves again.

Bakeries around Louisiana see increased orders because of the return of the king cake.

One of Lake Charles’ most visited bakeries, Nelson’s Donuts, is celebrating its 50th anniversary and has plenty of practice handling the busy Mardi Gras season.

Nelson’s Donuts has been selling donuts and other desserts since 1968.

One of their busiest times of the year is Mardi Gras season because of the popularity of their king cakes.

Nelson Rodgers, the owner and founder of Nelson’s Donuts, knows the orders are about to start flying in this week.

“As the season goes on before Mardi Gras, it picks up. We start off with one cake the first day maybe, and later on, we’re doing a hundred king cakes a day,” said Rodgers.

Whether you’re a Mardi Gras first-timer, or a seasoned veteran a traditional king cake is a must-have dessert.

Copyright 2018 KPLC. All rights reserved.

  • More Local NewsNewsMore>>

  • Scenic spots on the water to try this summer

    Scenic spots on the water to try this summer

    Monday, May 21 2018 4:30 PM EDT2018-05-21 20:30:24 GMT
    (Source: Dakota Watson)(Source: Dakota Watson)

    The final school bell of the year will ring in a couple weeks, and many kids will want to run straight to the lake. If you’ll be on the water this summer, why not try a new spot?

    More >>

    The final school bell of the year will ring in a couple weeks, and many kids will want to run straight to the lake. If you’ll be on the water this summer, why not try a new spot?

    More >>
  • East Beauregard Elementary hosts Career on Wheels Day

    East Beauregard Elementary hosts Career on Wheels Day

    Monday, May 21 2018 1:50 PM EDT2018-05-21 17:50:42 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)

    East Beauregard Elementary celebrated its annual Career on Wheels Day. Last Friday, the school hosted a huge assortment of vehicles that represent careers within the community. Those vehicles included an ambulance, fire truck, BECI truck, State Trooper motorcycle units, DeRidder Police, Police Jury Dozer, race car, Wildlife and Fisheries truck and boat, drilling rig, a helicopter and more!  The event included an appearance from the radio station and picnics for differ...

    More >>

    East Beauregard Elementary celebrated its annual Career on Wheels Day. Last Friday, the school hosted a huge assortment of vehicles that represent careers within the community. Those vehicles included an ambulance, fire truck, BECI truck, State Trooper motorcycle units, DeRidder Police, Police Jury Dozer, race car, Wildlife and Fisheries truck and boat, drilling rig, a helicopter and more!  The event included an appearance from the radio station and picnics for differ...

    More >>
  • Flood threat along Gulf Coast this Memorial Day weekend

    Flood threat along Gulf Coast this Memorial Day weekend

    Flood threat along Gulf Coast this Memorial Day weekend

    Monday, May 21 2018 1:03 PM EDT2018-05-21 17:03:50 GMT

    With hurricane season still two weeks away, we’re already keeping an eye of the Gulf of Mexico for not only a slight chance of tropical development, but most especially for a deep surge of tropical moisture that will likely bring a flood threat somewhere along the northern Gulf Coast by this holiday weekend.

    More >>

    With hurricane season still two weeks away, we’re already keeping an eye of the Gulf of Mexico for not only a slight chance of tropical development, but most especially for a deep surge of tropical moisture that will likely bring a flood threat somewhere along the northern Gulf Coast by this holiday weekend.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly