Are you looking for a G-rated way to celebrate Mardi Gras? Look no further than the King Cake! It's called a King Cake after Christ the KING. Traditionally, a little plastic baby (representing Baby Jesus) is baked inside the cake. Whoever gets the piece with the baby gets to make the cake the next year. I just set mine on top because it's less mess. A King Cake is really just cinnamon bread dough baked in an oval, topped with a powdered sugar glaze and green, gold, and purple sprinkles (the Mardi Gras colors). I like to let the kids help with that last part! I also like to decorate with beads like they hand out at Mardi Gras parades. Here is the recipe I used for King Cake.
Happy Mardi Gras everyone!