King cake for all! The King Cake Fest is a sweet treat!

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NEW ORLEANS--  The Sixth Annual King Cake Festival took place in Champions Square today.

The fun-filled event will benefit programs and patients at Ochsner Hospital for Children.

There were many varieties of king cakes for folks to enjoy and try.

Guests had the opportunity to purchase king cake tasters from 26 bakeries, all while enjoying several live musical guests, including Dwayne Dopsie and One South Lark.

Ochsner’s Blood Mobile was on site, for visitors who wish to donate in a tangible way. Anyone who donates blood will receive a free t-shirt.

"Good Morning New Orleans" Anchor Kinsey Schofield emceed the event!

For more information about the King Cake Festival, click HERE.  

The 2019 winners are:

Best traditional: Buttermilk Drop Bakery
Best nontraditional: Balestra’s Blueberry Chantilly King Cake
Best presentation: Balestra’s Blueberry Chantilly King Cake
Most unique: Quentin’s Natural King Cake Ice Cream
Most likely to replace a meal: Balestra’s King Cake Sushi


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