It's almost time for Mardi Gras and that means it's already time for King Cake.
Wadsworth chef John Schulze, owner of Zydeco Bistro food truck and a Lousiana transplant, has teamed up with Karl Hiss of Barberton's Hiss Bakery to produce authentic King Cakes.
Schulze said he has spent the last 20 years perfecting the recipe he got in culinary school in Louisiana and last year approached Hiss about making them on a large scale for selling to the general public.
As you can see from the photos, the pair have been hard at work, creating two cakes, one a cinnamon braid and the other a cream cheese-filled round, both of which come in two sizes.
"I do not think anyone has a better product in the area, can produce them in quantity to order or say they are made with the skill that we have," Schulze tells me.
If you want to judge for yourself, you can reach Hiss Bakery at 330-745-4222 or stop by 186 Second St. N.W., Barberton. The cinnamon braid is $8 and $15, and the cheese-filled $10 and $18, depending on size.