These little cakes are extremely easy. as I mentioned on the main post, king cake is really more of a bread than a cake, and a cinnamon bread at that, so...I just used a roll of Pillsbury Grands Cinnamon Rolls.
(picture from Pillsbury website)
To make the little cakes, I unwound each of the cinnamon rolls. I placed the dough in my mini-bundt pan wells until the ends slightly overlapped, pressing down. I cooked the buns for about 15 minutes at the temperature instructed on the package. After they were done, I cut off part of the bottom so it would lay flat. One roll made 12 mini-cakes.
Icing is included in the package so I spread it on the warm mini-cake. I poured onto plates colored sugar in green, purple, and yellow (separated of course). I pressed a portion of the top of the cake into each color. And that's it! I did have to make a little extra icing one time, but not another, so it depends on how generous you are with the icing. I just made a normal confectioner's sugar with a bit of milk icing, although I think the icing for king cakes do sometimes have lemon juice.
Thanks for checking back in this week! I hope you enjoyed my Mardi gras party.