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Galveston Monthly

Rao’s Bakery King Cakes

Jan 29, 2020 01:26PM

  Mardi Gras in Galveston would not be the same without Rao's Bakery, the legendary Beaumont-based patisserie whose king cake is the undisputed royalty of the annual celebration in homes and businesses throughout the island and beyond.

  For the past five years, Rao’s has partnered with the historic Maceo Spice & Import Company to offer Rao's King Cakes here in Galveston. It was a natural pairing for several reasons. Not only is Maceo’s a landmark of Galveston history and one of the top tourist destinations for foodies in Texas, Rao's Bakery owner Jake Tortorice’s grandfather was the brother of Maceo owner Ronnie Maceo’s grandfather.

  Delicious Rao's King Cakes are made of pastry, laced with cinnamon, and iced in the Mardi Gras colors of purple, gold, and green. Choose from a variety of flavors such as strawberry cream cheese, raspberry cream cheese, blueberry cream cheese, traditional (cinnamon), and voodoo (chocolate coconut).

  Place your order for your Rao's King Cakes by stopping by Maceo's (2706 Market Street) or by calling them at 409.763.3331. To order online for delivery visit For more information call Rao’s Bakery direct at 409.832.4342.