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Easy DIY Mini King Cakes For Mardi Gras

Easy DIY Mini King Cakes For Mardi Gras

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Carnival season means one thing in New Orleans, KING CAKE! And while there seem to be king cakes available everywhere sometimes, you want to make your own semi-homemade king cake. Or maybe you live elsewhere in a place where king cakes aren't a thing (I'm sorry).

Either way, these mini king cakes made with cinnamon rolls are quick and easy to make and great to make with kids.

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Ingredients to Make Mini King Cakes

You need Pillsbury Grand Cinnamon Rolls, the icing that comes with the rolls, milk, powdered sugar, purple, green, and gold colored sugar. One can of cinnamon rolls makes 4 mini king cakes.

How to make Mini King Cakes

Preheat your oven to 375. Then take your cinnamon rolls and roll them out into strips. Take two strips and braid them together into a little circle until you have enough little king cakes.

Mini King Cake 1

Pop them in the oven for 10-15 minutes. Then set aside to cool.

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Mini King Cake 2

Once your mini king cakes are cool, it’s time to ice them. Take the icing that the cinnamon rolls came with and mix it in a bowl with 2 tsp of milk, 1/4 cup of confectioners (powdered sugar). If it’s too runny, add more powdered sugar. If it’s too thick, add more milk.

Mini King Cake 3

Ice your mini king cakes and sprinkle purple, green, and gold-colored sugar on top. Now eat and enjoy it.

Mini King Cake 4
Yield: 3

Easy DIY Mini King Cakes

Easy DIY Mini King Cakes

These mini king cakes are perfect for children to make during Carnival Season to celebrate Mardi Gras in New Orleans.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Additional Time 20 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes

Ingredients

  • Pillsbury Grand Cinnamon Rolls
  • Icing that comes with the rolls
  • Milk
  • Powdered sugar purple, green, and gold colored sugar 

Instructions

    1. Preheat your oven to 375.
    2. Then take your cinnamon rolls and roll them out into strips.
    3. Take two strips and braid them together into a little circle until you have enough little king cakes.
    4. Pop them in the oven for 10-15 minutes. Then set aside to cool.
    5. Once your mini king cakes are cool, it’s time to ice them. Take the icing that the cinnamon rolls came with and mix it in a bowl with 2 tsp of milk, 1/4 cup of confectioners (powdered sugar). If it’s too runny, add more powdered sugar. If it’s too thick, add more milk.
    6. Ice your mini king cakes and sprinkle purple, green, and gold colored sugar on top.

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