For two years now I have been wanting to make an authentic King Cake. So, I was not going to let another year go by without doing something. This idea comes from David Gaus, chef of the Bayou Bakery. A few dollars for some Pillsbury Cinnamon Rolls, colored sugar and of course a “baby” and in less than 30 minutes you will have a simple, but yummy surprise for your family. HAPPY MARDI GRAS to everyone!
I want to share this with the partygoers at The Novice Gardener’s Fiesta Friday #5. There is still time to make these for your kids 🙂
King Cake Using Pillsbury Cinnamon Rolls
- 1 (12.4 oz.) can of Pillsbury Cinnamon Rolls (any flavor icing)
- yellow, purple and green sugar
Press each roll into an oval shape; then overlap by about 1″ and press down. Try to put the “baby” in one of them from the bottom up. Let people know there is a baby so noone actually eats it. You could also substitute a Fava bean. Do this all the way around until you have a circle. Bake as directed. I would not use parchment paper as the icing sticks too much, a nonstick baking sheet is much better.
Recipe by cooking with aunt juju https://cookingwithauntjuju.com/2014/03/04/kingcakecinnamonrolls/
Getting ready to bake and ready for the icing!
Ready to eat and enjoy!