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Easy Mini King Cakes for Mardi Gras

The Mardi Gras parades and festivities are in full swing in New Orleans. The first parade was on February 4. When we lived in Panama City, we had our own mini version of Mardi Gras. It was so much fun, and now that we live in Orlando we have a Mardi Gras celebration at Universal Studios that kicks off this weekend.

One of the funnest things I like to make every year is a King Cake. This year, I took a few shortcuts and created these super simple mini ones.

Head over to the Pillsbury website and you can find my step by step photos for these mini King Cakes.


Easy Mini King Cakes for Mardi Gras


  • 1 can (17.5 oz) Pillsbury™ Grands!™ cinnamon rolls with icing
  • 2 tablespoons yellow colored sugar
  • 2 tablespoons purple colored sugar
  • 2 tablespoons green colored sugar


Heat oven to 350°F. Lightly grease cookie sheet.

Separate dough into 5 rolls. To make mini king cake, unroll 1 roll into a dough rope; fold rope in half lengthwise. Twist dough in a spiral, and shape into a circle. Place on cookie sheet. Repeat to use up rolls, placing 2 inches apart.

Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until golden brown.

Spread icing on warm cakes. Sprinkle with colored sugars.

One Response to “Easy Mini King Cakes for Mardi Gras”

  1. Mary S. — January 11, 2013 @ 10:13 am

    can’t wait to try this….I’m a New Orleans native that doesn’t live there now and I think my kids would love this…especially since we love the cinnamon rolls already!!! Thanks for sharing!!

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