Houston bakery sells about 4000 King Cakes every Mardi Gras

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- 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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