It’s rough moving away from an area that celebrates Mardi Gras (I grew up outside Mobile, AL- read more here). Since Naples, FL isn’t known for their Mardi Gras festivities, Tom and I do our best to celebrate at home.
I have my bead and mask decorations up, and I always celebrate with at least one authentic King Cake from New Orleans (this year we ordered from Dong Phuong Bake Shop). I wish I could have several of them throughout the season, but they are too pricey: 50 bucks a pop! Over the years I’ve found fun ways to celebrate Mardi Gras with King Cakes for every budget. A cookie or cinnamon roll king cake is a great way to celebrate, but it’s nothing compared to a real king cake. I suggest you buy one at least once in your life!
Here are three fun ways to celebrate Mardi Gras with a king cake for every budget:
Mardi Gras Cookies
This is probably my new favorite way to celebrate Mardi Gras because it is so easy. I bought the pre-cut Pillsbury cookies and baked them in a circle. I sprinkled them with colored sugar once they came out of the oven. So. Easy. And so delicious.
Cinnamon Roll King Cake
This is a great idea for a Fat Tuesday breakfast, although I prefer bacon, chicken biscuits with gravy, grits, and a bloody mary. Beggers can’t be choosers though. Kids have put a cramp in my brunch style.
This couldn’t be easier. Take apart each of the cinnamon rolls, braid them together, and form a circle. Bake according to the package. Frost with icing
Homemade king cake
I was on a bread making binge while I was pregnant with Jackson. I haven’t found time to make bread since he’s been born, but I’ll probably give this recipe a try again this year. It was pretty easy. While my bread didn’t taste as good as a real king cake, it wasn’t bad at all. I mean, really, can you go wrong with sugary bread and icing?
No, no you can’t.
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