Poupart's Bakery (French King Cake) - Lafayette

Poupart's French Style King Cake.
Poupart's Bakery is a Lafayette tradition dating back to the 1960s when the Poupart family brought their French baking techniques to Acadiana and the region has rejoiced ever since.  The pastry chefs at work here craft some of the finest breads and treats in all of Louisiana!

 Poupart's stays true to its French roots by offering the only "French King Cake" in the region.  The French King Cake is a sophisticated cake of golden layers of light and flaky pastry dough filled with a homemade almond cream (similar to marzipan).  To release its true potential this cake should be warmed in the oven prior to serving.

These cakes are as light as air -- and you'll see why when you cut into it.  The overall sense of this cake was that it tended to be a bit too dry and ours may have even been somewhat overcooked. Compare this to the mass of a Meche's king cake and you'll see the two opposite ends of the king cake spectrum in Lafayette.
Filled with almond cream.

Prices:  Regular (feeds 10) costs $24;  Large (feeds 20) costs $39
Location:  1902 West Pinhook Road, Lafayette, LA 70508, (337) 232-7921

Web: www.poupartsbakery.com/

 The King Caker's Rating = 
5 out of 12
Ordering: You'll have pretty good luck dropping in and picking up a French King Cake from Poupart's, but you're better off not risking it and calling a few days in advance to place your order.  You can call them to place the order at: (337) 232-7921

Shipping?: YES. Poupart’s king cakes are shipped on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays to any destination in the U.S. Also shipping February 11th.  (Monday before Mardi Gras). All king cakes ordered before 9 a.m. CST are shipped out the same day with guaranteed overnight shipping. They will determine the most efficient shipping for your order. The carrier that they use is FedEx.
Shipping in the continental U.S. only.


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