A kid friendly Mardi Gras? You bet! Make this too-easy King’s Cake with your kiddos, and you’ll have a Fat Tuesday celebration the whole family will enjoy. I know I’m late getting this up, but trust me-you can pull this off in minutes.
It’s supposed to resemble the glittery crown of a king. Wikipedia has an entry on king cake if you want to know more.
This recipe is from my cyber friend Jennifer, of Pensacola, Florida’s favorite family blog, Pensacola for Kids, and you can see the whole recipe at her site. Hint: The base is premade cinnamon rolls. Clever, huh?
Many times a small trinket is hidden inside of the cake, and the finder gets special privileges for the day. Jennifer didn’t do this because she was concerned about chocking hazard potential. I’ll let you decide if you can think of a way around that.
Btw, I know I’m mish-mashing religious and secular customs here, but if by any chance you’re giving up Facebook for Lent, do make sure you’re following SFM some other way! I suggest bookmarking the site and checking it eleventeenhundred times a day, but the emails are also good!