MADE WITH LOVE
Every year during Carnival season, Randazzo’s Camellia City Bakery turns out thousands of king cakes, all made by hand. Owner Tricia Randazzo-Zornes says that this hands-on approach was emphasized by her father, who was one of the owners of the Randazzo family’s original bakery in Chalmette. Tricia and her husband, Louis Zornes, helped at that location for years before bringing the family recipe to Slidell in 1997.
Their king cakes, which are made with a moist Danish dough and topped with a generous smear of white icing and sprinkles, are available in a variety of fillings and sizes. While cinnamon is the most popular flavor, cream cheese and fruit-filled versions are a close second. Apple, strawberry, pineapple, blueberry, and lemon are just a few options the bakery offers.
While king cakes are available in store, Randazzo’s Camellia City Bakery also ships them all over the world. Tricia says when she hears how happy customers are with her cakes, or how it brings them a little piece of home, it makes all the hard work worth it.
“When you make people happy with a king cake, that’s the ultimate experience,” Tricia says. “I can’t put it into words. Being that it’s my legacy, that makes it even more special.”