NolaCajun King Cakes are shipped via Express 2-day and Overnight shipping. Our king cakes are baked the day of shipment and will remain fresh for up to a week kept closed in their box. We do our best to ensure your king cake arrives to you in perfect condition, but because of conditions outside of our control, there have been times a king cake arrives in less than perfect condition (i.e. the cake is split in places, filling has oozed out in spots, icing is smeared). These imperfections do not affect the taste and quality of the king cake, therefore we DO NOT offer refunds in these instances. Our suggestion is to slice the cake into small pieces and place on a platter for the best presentation.
As part of Christian faith, the coming of the wise men bearing gifts to the Christ Child is celebrated twelve days after Christmas. We refer to this as the Feast of the Epiphany or Little Christmas on the Twelfth Night. This is a time of celebration, exchanging gifts and feasting. Today, the tradition continues as people all over the world gather for festive Twelfth Night celebrations. A popular custom was and still is the baking of a special cake in honor of the three kings called "A King's Cake." January 6, the Twelfth Night after Christmas, is also the day Mardi Gras season begins. Mardi Gras Day is always 41 days prior to Easter Sunday (Fat Tuesday is always the day before Ash Wednesday). In 1870, the Twelfth Night Revelers held their Mardi Gras ball with a large king cake as the main attraction. Instead of choosing a sacred king to be sacrificed, the Twelfth Night Revelers used the bean in the cake to choose the queen of the ball. This tradition has carried on to this day, although the Twelfth Night Revelers now use a wooden replica of a large king cake. The ladies of the court pull open little drawers in the cake's lower layer which contain the silver and gold beans. Silver means you're on the court; gold is for the queen. **Price includes 2 Day shipping!!!**
Orders are shipped the day after the order is placed. Orders placed Sunday, Monday and Tuesday will be shipped the following day. Orders placed Wednesday-Saturday (depending on location) will be shipped the following Monday unless Overnight delivery is chosen. Overnight orders placed Monday- Wednesday before 7 AM will be shipped on the next day, orders placed after 7AM on Wednesday will ship the following Monday.