Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Mardi Gras- King's Cake

Laissez les bons temps roulez!
I had a blast with my French club these past few weeks... First we made masks, then had our Mardi Gras party and finally, on Mardi Gras, paraded thru every classroom with our masks and beads, dancing to Mardi Gras music playing over the loud-speakers! It was great to introduce something like this to the kids, they don't want it to be over! Alas, it is, but for you I'll share the easiest EVER Mardi Gras King's Cake!
King's Cake:
2 or 3 containers Pilsbury Cinnamon Rolls
food coloring
sugar (the decorative crystals look best)
clay baby, fish or unbaked bean
Preheat oven according to package directions. Grease a pizza pan or round baking sheet.

Open containers and separate "rolls". Inside of the first roll, place the clay baby or fish. Now ball it up and place it on the baking sheet. Now ball up, individually, all the rolls, placing two next to eachother on the pan (in a circle formation) and one on top, between the two. Continue until you are out of rolls. Make sure it's in a pretty good circle and bake until a toothpick comes clean. You'll probably only have to bake it a few extra minutes, and watch that it doesn't burn.

While it is baking, remove the icing from the containers. Separate into 3 equal portions into small bowls. With the food coloring, make one bowl green, another purple, and another yellow. Also add color to 3 small bowls of sugar.

Remove cake from oven, let cool about 5 minutes before you add the icing. You'll want to make sections of each color with coordinating sugar on top.


Jennifer said...

Mardi gras is so fun!

Jane said...

Love the easy King Cake! I am going to file that away for next year!