Dorignac's Food Center's in-house bakery specializes in seasonal sweets, stocking up in January with king cakes for Carnival and continuing into spring with St. Joseph's Day, Easter and St. Patrick's Day and so on through Christmas.
Cinnamon is the default flavor in "traditional" king cakes and that's the one we tried at Dorignac's. This one is a flattened oval of rich dough, with a thin layer of cinnamon inside. Vivid shades of purple, green and dark gold top the cake, and white icing is dribbled generously over the sugar. Dorignac's king cake fits snugly in its inner box, which is then covered with a plastic bag and set into a bakery box. Filling flavors include: cream cheese, apple, blueberry, blueberry cream cheese, chocolate, chocolate cream cheese, lemon and strawberry cream cheese. Not all flavors are available every day, so it is best to call ahead to ensure that flavor is available.