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Katie Holmes Bids A Sweet Farewell To Louisiana

By Samantha McIntyre

Katie Holmes wrapped filming on her movie "Mad Money" in Louisiana last week, but the sweet-toothed actress didn't leave town empty-handed.

Before heading home, she ordered eight dozen cupcakes and several pies from Cush's Grocery and Market in Shreveport. (She also lavished the cast and crew with desserts from the store.)

"She wanted some cupcakes for the road," a source tells PEOPLE.

In the last two months, Holmes has made a tradition of treating her "Mad Money" colleagues to everything from snow cones to cupcakes and pizza.

She's placed more than a dozen orders to the bakery at Cush's, including requests for red velvet and peanut butter and chocolate cupcakes. For Mother's Day, Holmes had 28 dozen of the sweet treats delivered to everyone on the set, and she and husband Tom Cruise would also order meat pies and chicken salad from Cush's deli.

"Katie's assistant started coming in and bought a couple of dozen cupcakes," the source says. "She loved them and it just took off from there."

• Reporting by RUTH LANEY