Village Baking Company is making their own special version of the King Cake. This will not resemble the Gulf Coast cake that is a ring of twisted brioche topped purple, green, and gold colored icing. Instead the Village cake is made more traditionally for the festival of Epiphany and called a Galette des Rois.
The Galette des Rois is a supple cake made with puff pastry and frangipane (almond flavored custard) filling. Originally the cake included a hidden bean that designated the finder as king for the day. Now it is traditional to find a plastic baby, but Village makes theirs more interesting by hiding a French macaron.
You can order your King Cake or stumble into Village Baking Company in hopes of nabbing one of just a few baked each day through the end of January.
Village Baking Company | 5531 E. University Blvd, Dallas | 214.265.1170