EASY King Cake For Mardi Gras

Do you want to make the easiest king’s cake in the world for Fat Tuesday this year? Well, I can tell you how to do that. You know, since I’m the queen of cutting corners in the kitchen. 😉

EASY Mardi Gras Cake- use canned cinnamon rolls

All you need is a can of ready-to-bake cinnamon rolls. Straighten them out, and braid them together.

braided cinnamon rolls for mardi gras king cake

You need 3 for one side, and 3 for the other. Pinch the 2 braids together to form a circle for your king’s cake.

easy king cake from canned cinnamon rolls

Bake according to regular package directions. Then, drizzle the icing that comes with them back and forth around the “cake”.

easy kings cake from canned cinnamon rolls

While the icing is still wet, sprinkle on purple, green, and yellow sugar. You can easily make your own with my directions here!

king cake

You can shove one of those plastic babies inside your king cake, or you can just put them on the plate like we did. (Or you can totally forgo the plastic babies. Whatev.)

EASY Mardi Gras Cake- make from canned cinnamon rolls

Check out all of my posts about Mardi Gras and Lent here!

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  1. Heather Preimesberger says

    Good morning Lacey, I am a great grandma who loves your web site for all the great ideas. Prayers you are healing from your divorce. My heart broke when I read your message. I too was a single mom with 6 kids. God will bless you and watch over you.

  2. Nitza M Espaillat says

    Need directions for the color sugar to make your king cake please.

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