Hi-Do Bakes Their Own Twists On King Cakes For Mardi Gras

Ha Do is the creator of the crawfish and the crab king cakes. No, not king cakes stuffed with crawfish or crab, silly (although that doesn't sound too bad). He fashions a delicious king cake dough into large crab and crawfish shapes.

They are special-order items at Hi-Do Bakery at 441 Terry Parkway in Gretna, which he and his family operate. They also make a fleur-de-lis shaped king cake that is so popular they make them every day, as well as three sizes of braided king cakes.

Some customers request their version of a "queen cake," which is king cake with multiple fillings. They can put up to three fillings in a medium king cake and up to seven or eight in a large one.

Last year during the Saints run to the Super Bowl, the family cranked out thousands of two-foot-long black and gold fleur-de-lis king cakes, which are still very popular.

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