Archive | February, 2012

Challenge #10: Mardis Gras King Cake

21 Feb

If it hasn’t become supremely evident by how excited I get around various holidays, I like themed baking. A lot.

And with yesterday being Mardi Gras, what could be more appropriate than a classic carnival baked good.

I’d never heard of a King Cake before a couple weeks ago, but they are THE cake for Fat Tuesday. Basically, it’s a yeast cake with icing and Mardi Gras-colored sugar (see below).

The baby figurine evidently has something to do with the holiday’s religious origins, but now whoever finds it in their piece must make the cake the next year.

No matter its origins, I got my inspiration from this Food Network recipe. Emeril also has his own variation, so that should give us a good idea of how it’s done.