Maurice French Pastries
New Orleans, LA
New Orleans King Cakes & Kugelhopf

Recipient of the People's Choice award for best King Cake at the 2016 New Orleans King Cake Festival

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Since 1981, Maurice French Pastries has been baking King Cakes, “Kugelhopf” and other NOLA specialties that are nothing short of legendary. Current owner, French Chef Jean-Luc Albin bought the bakery in 1989 and, with his talent and passion for fine pastry baking has since built the shop into a household name in the New Orleans area. Now with two thriving locations, returning customers can’t get enough of the handmade artisan treats that have become a Louisiana tradition. If you can’t make it to one of their NOLA bakeries anytime soon, you can still indulge in one of these ethereal cakes—Jean-Luc will bake it fresh and ship it straight to your door (or your very appreciative gift recipient).

About The Food

In New Orleans, the first week of January marks the beginning of King Cake season. Decorated in traditional Mardi Gras colors of Green Purple and Gold, the King cake has been a time-honored tradition for generations. Made fresh every day by Chef-Owner Jean-Luc and his team of artisan bakers, these cakes come in many varieties and are guaranteed to be the life of the party. Another favorite from Maurice’s is their Kugelhopf cakes, a bundt-like traditional European desert made fresh every day. This light cake comes in an array of fruity and chocolaty options, each bursting with that sweet, handcrafted flavor you’ll love.

Meet The Owner

Born into a family of cooks in Briançon, France, Jean-Luc Albin started cooking professionally by the age of 14. After establishing himself through experience at various hotels, restaurants and resorts in Southern France, Jean-Luc came to America and quickly became an executive chef in New Orleans. After pursuing career opportunities in Dallas and Los Angeles, Jean-Luc came back to New Orleans in 1988, and a few months later he bought Maurice’s French Pastries from his friend and former coworker Maurice Ravet. There he was able to finally focus on his passion for fine pastry baking and build upon the foundation Maurice laid.


Recipient of the People's Choice award for best King Cake at the 2016 New Orleans King Cake Festival

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Low Flat-Rate Shipping for Maurice French Pastries

At FoodyDirect we are doing everything we can to drive down shipping costs for our customers, including offering Low Flat-Rate Shipping.

$ 9.95 Flat-Rate Shipping - If your shipping address is reachable from Maurice French Pastries via FedEx Ground service within two days, you will be presented with the incredibly low shipping rate of $ 9.95 upon checkout.
$ 19.95 Flat-Rate Shipping - If your shipping address is beyond 2-day ground reach, you will be presented with a flat rate of just $ 19.95 for FedEx 2-Day Air upon checkout.

*Please note that the flat rates above will be applied per shipping box. You will be presented with the actual shipping rate before finalizing your purchase.

FedEx Standard Overnight and Priority Overnight service (AM delivery) may be available for an additional charge. Service to Alaska and Hawaii is now available.

Orders are shipped Monday through Thursday, except holidays. The order cut-off time for shipping orders is 6:00 PM (ET) the previous business day. Perishable items cannot be shipped over a weekend and cannot be delivered on Sunday or Monday.

Weather and unforeseen circumstances can delay your shipment. We strongly recommend that you schedule your order to arrive at least 1 business day before your desired usage date to allow for any delays.

Shipping Options

The following shipping options are available depending upon the delivery date selected and reflect the max allowable transit time of two days:

Ground Shipping (1-2 Days) - If a customer’s shipping address is reachable via FedEx Ground service within 2 days, they will be presented with a $9.95 Flat-Rate Shipping upon checkout. Orders will be delivered via FedEx Ground service on or before the selected arrival date, between 9:00 AM and 8:00 PM to residences, and between 9:00 AM and 5:00 PM to businesses.

2nd-Day Air - If the shipping address is not reachable within 2 days via FedEx Ground service, the customer will be presented with $19.95 Flat-Rate Shipping upon checkout. The order will be shipped via FedEx 2-Day Air and will be delivered on or before the end of the second business day following shipment (unless upgrading to Saturday delivery). Delivery time can vary based on area, but can be as late as 8:00 p.m. to residences and 5:00 p.m. to businesses.

FedEx Standard Overnight - Your package will be delivered on the next business day after it has been shipped - by 3 PM to most addresses, by 4:30 PM to rural addresses. The flat-rate for Standard Overnight is $29.95.

FedEx Priority Overnight - Your package will be delivered the next business day after it has shipped, by 10:30 AM to most addresses. The flat rate for Priority Overnight is $34.95.

Saturday Delivery - If a customer’s shipping address is reachable via FedEx Ground service within 2 days (orange zone), Saturday delivery is available for the same low flat-rate of $9.95, and deliveries are made between 9 AM and 8 PM. If the shipping address is not reachable within 2 days via FedEx Ground (gray zone), Saturday delivery is available via FedEx 2-Day and FedEx Priority Overnight service for an additional charge of $20 per package. Deliveries are made between 9:30 AM and 11:30 AM, depending upon delivery address.
Once your order has shipped, you will receive a ship notification email with a tracking number for each package in your order. When your order has been delivered, you will also receive a delivery notification email.

For complete shipping details we encourage you to visit our General Shipping and Packaging Information page.

Packaging & Delivery

All baked goods from Maurice French Pastries are professionally packed and shipped to assure they arrive in excellent condition.

All orders are shipped signature release. This means Fedex will leave the package at the doorstep, front desk or gate associated with the shipping address without requiring a signature upon delivery. It is the customer's responsibility to ensure that the contents of the package are stored in a freezer or refrigerator promptly after delivery. FoodyDirect cannot be responsible for orders with incomplete or invalid addresses, or that are sent to recipients who are not available to store the contents of the order on the day of arrival. Fedex cannot deliver to a P.O. box.

Storage & Care

King Cakes can last up to a week after you receive them if stored in a cool dry area, away from direct light.

For longer storage, cakes can be frozen for up to 3 months. To freeze we suggest double wrapping to make sure the cake is well protected. When you're ready to enjoy, just set the cake out at room temperature for about 2 hours before serving.