Busken has made special King of the Jungle king cakes.
The Bengals' current winning streak is a sweet surprise for Cincinnatians, both literally and figuratively.
After beating the Las Vegas Raiders to take the AFC Wild Card last weekend, the Bengals will play the Tennessee Titans this Saturday, Jan. 22, in the AFC Divisional round.
And local bakeries are stepping up to provide residents of the Queen City some much-needed and very sugary game-day fuel.
Photo: Provided by Aglamesis Bro's
Aglamesis' orange-and-black pecandes
This weekend, Aglamesis Bro's is offering their giant pecandes with an orange and black motif. Aglamesis describes their pecandes as pecans "drenched in our homemade vanilla caramel and then enrobed in either milk or dark chocolate or mixed," so expect the same deliciousness — with bonus team spirit. 3046 Madison Road, Oakley; 9899 Montgomery Road, Montgomery, aglamesis.com.
This donut shop and food truck in Montgomery has a slew of orange-and-black topped donuts, available by the dozen. Orders must be placed by noon Friday, Jan. 21, by calling 513-745-0090. 9797 Montgomery Road, Montgomery, blossimdonuts.com.
Busken is playing off of Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow's link to Louisiana (he was the Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback for LSU) by offering a "King of the Jungle" king cake. The sweet treat, typically eaten in the period between Epiphany and the start of Lent, generally comes topped (or embedded) with a baby figurine, but instead of lil' baby Jesus, this Bengals cake comes "complete with a 'Baby Joey,'" says Busken. The bakery says people should call to place an order. Busken is also slinging their classic sugar cookies, topped with orange and black icing, and a variety of themed donuts. Find a Busken location and more details at busken.com.
Covington's Italian-style bakery Del Gardo's made some special cannoli for the original playoff game last weekend and they're back. Order an Oreo cannoli, topped with a drizzle of orange, or an orange cake batter cannoli with black drizzle. 18 E. Fifth St., Covington, delgardos.com.
Servatti Pastry Shop & Deli
Servatti's Bengals-themed treats
Servatti is offering a spread of Bengals-themed donuts, cupcakes and cookies ahead of the game. Their limited-edition Bengals tiger-tail donuts are a twisted and glazed yeast donut with chocolate cake stripes. The bakery is asking fans to preorder. Find a location and get more details at servatii.com.
A Spoon Fulla Sugar
This Symmes Township bakery is slinging a marbled Joe Burrow cake with orange and black, a cake with tiger stripes and themed cookies. The last day to preorder online is Jan. 20, but they say some items may be in stock in store. 11916 Montgomery Road, Symmes Township, aspoonfullasugar.com.
And if you don't want something sweet, Jeff Ruby's has extended its free Joe Burrow Creole crawfish sauce steak topper
with each meal kit order to include this Friday through Sunday.
The Bengals vs. Titans game will be played in Nashville at 4:30 p.m. and will be broadcast on CBS and Paramount+.
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