The Raspberry King Cake from Common Bond (photo by Andrew Hemmingway)

THE BIG BASHES may have been canceled, but here are the most Insta-worthy Mardi Gras treats you can enjoy at home. Laissez les bons temps rouler!

COMMON BOND There's nothing common about the King Cakes at Common Bond this year! Chef David Berg, the cult-classic bakery chain's executive pastry chef, is delighting Houstonians with two options this year. The sweet brioche cake — covered in royal icing and topped with purple, green and gold sugar and Mardi Gras beads — comes in a traditional (but decidedly not boring) cinnamon ($26) or a raspberry cream cheese ($28). Or channel some serious Fat Tuesday energy and snag both flavors for $50!

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