Houston bakery sells about 4000 King Cakes every Mardi Gras

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It's officially king cake season so bakeries around Houston are busy, especially "Acadian Bakers" in Montrose, who make 4000 king cakes every year.

It is officially King Cake season and bakeries around Houston are busy.

Acadian Bakers in Montrose sells about 4,000 of the Louisiana staples every Mardi Gras season.

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Owner Sandy Bubbert is from Texas, but learned how to bake from her grandmother, who lived in Louisiana.

"As a little girl, I just played in the kitchen with her," Bubbert said. "She said, 'If you're going to play, at least learn how to bake,' and I liked it!"

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Historically, the cakes were created in honor of the Three Kings, and are usually eaten from Jan. 5 until Mardi Gras, which falls on March 5 this year.

The baby symbolizes the baby Jesus and is hidden inside the cake.

If you get the piece with the baby, you're buying the next cake!

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