365 New Orleans: Gracie’s Bakery


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Savannah Grace Lloyd was born in New Orleans and never left. King cakes are the natural product of her two loves: baking and carnival. Working with the dough and the fillings is a welcomed creative outlet in her life, because she is also in her second year of law school at Loyola. 



1. What products and services do you offer? 

Homemade king cakes from January 6th till the Wednesday before Mardi Gras. In addition to the traditional cinnamon king cakes, I also make filled & specialty king cakes. My most popular specialty king cakes are cream cheese filled with amaretto icing, and peanut butter/banana filled.


2. How long have you been in business? 

This is my second carnival season as an official business, but I’ve been selling my king cakes for years.


3. How do people find you online? 

Facebook: Gracie’s Bakery

Instagram: @GraciesBakeryNola

Twitter: @GraciesBakery 


4. What is lesser known about your business that you wish more people knew? 

My grandmother taught me how to make king cakes when I was 7 years old. It became a carnival tradition for us to make at least one king cake together every year. It takes about three hours, from start to finish, to make one king cake, so I cherished spending that time with her. I still use her recipe, so now she gets to enjoy the result without the hours of work!


5. Lagniappe Info. 

Generally, orders will be cut off at noon on Wednesday the 27th. However, I make a limited number of king cakes, so I may have to cut off orders before then. Orders will be honored on a first come, first served basis.


Contact Savannah before Wednesday! Email her at graciesbakerynola@gmail.com


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