Manuel Randazzo, Sr., King of King Cakes, has died

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King of the King Cake

It’s a Mardi Gras tradition. And today’s the day everybody’s out getting a King Cake. WGNO News with a Twist features reporter Wild Bill Wood chats with the King of the King Cake, Manny Randazzo.

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NEW ORLEANS – Manuel Randazzo, Sr., one of the creators of the original Randazzo family king cake recipe, has died.

The Manny Randazzo King Cakes Facebook page released this statement:

“New Orleans mourns the loss of Manuel Randazzo, Sr., the last remaining creator of the original Randazzo family king cake recipe. In death, he is preceded by co-creators of the Randazzo recipe, his brothers, Lawrence and Tony Randazzo, and their father, Sam Randazzo. We, the Randazzo family, Facebook.com/mannyrandazzo, Randazzo’s King Cakes, Nonna Randazzo’s Bakery, and Caywood & Randazzo Bakery, are proud to continue your legacy with every king cake baked and with every experience shared among family and friends.”

We will update the story as more information becomes available.

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