Mardi Gras Cupcakes

Are you planning a Mardi Gras celebration?

 Last year I made Mini King Cakes but this year I think I’m going to make a Mardi Gras Cupcake.  There are many ways that you can make a Mardi Gras cupcake.  You can use different colored batters, use mask and feathers to decorate or you can incorporate the baby from the king cake.  Here are some ideas to help get you started.

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Celebrate Mardi Gras

Be ready for Mardi Gras with these great ideas.
Make easy tissue poms and put them in glasses to decorate your tablescape.

Aren’t these cookies amazing!  Sweetopia shares their tutorial for these gorgeous Mardi Gras mask cookies here.

Don’t pass up these FREE downloadable printables from The TomKat Studio!  These will definitely add a special touch to your Mardi Gras celebration!
More ideas…

Mardi Gras Mini King Cakes

For my Mardi Gras Bunco that I hosted, I made quick and easy Mini King Cakes.

Here is the quick semi-homemade recipe.

Mardi Gras Mini King Cakes:

(makes 16 cakes)

3 cinnamon roll packages

1 4 oz. Cream cheese, softened

your choice of pie filling

colored sugar or sprinkles

1.  Preheat oven to 400 degrees.  Grease two muffin tins (I used a 12-muffin tin and a 6-muffin tin pan.)

2.  Fill 16 muffin spots with a cinnamon roll (2 cinnamon roll packages).  Save the third package for later.

3.  Make a hole in the middle of the cinnamon roll and add your choice of 1 spoonful of pie filling.  (I used cherry and lemon.)

4.  Open your third cinnamon roll package and cut each cinnamon roll in half.  Cover each cinnamon roll in the muffin pan with a half of roll you cut and squeeze sides together.

5.  Now bake your cinnamon rolls in the oven at 400 degrees for 15-20 minutes.

6.  While rolls are baking, make your icing.  Simply mix the icing from the cinnamon rolls with the cream cheese.

7.  When rolls are finished cooking, let them cool for 3-5 minutes.  Spread icing mixture on each cinnamon roll.

8.  Sprinkle each cake with purple, yellow and green sugar or sprinkles.

Note:  To keep with the tradition of putting a small plastic baby in the king’s cake, you can hide a plastic baby in one of the cakes and see which guest gets it.

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