Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Happy Fat Tuesday!

How a King Cake works:

A King Cake is a cake that is baked with a ceramic baby Jesus inside. A bean can also be used. The lucky person to bite down on baby Jesus (or bean) in their cake has to make the next King Cake. It's a Catholic tradition, but I really just wanted to elaborately decorate a cake. I'm always looking for an excuse to play with edible glitter.

King Cake!
bundt pan
ceramic baby Jesus or lima bean
boxed yellow cake mix
creamy vanilla frosting
LOTS of edible glitter (preferably in yellow, purple, and green)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease bundt pan. Then grease it some more. Follow box directions to bake cake. When cake is half way through baking, use spoon to drop baby Jesus or bean into cake. Let cake finish baking. While still warm, flip bundt cake over onto a cake stand. While cake is still warm, spread frosting over top of cake. Let it melt and drizzle down the sides. Decorate elaborately with lots of edible glitter or your favorite sprinkles. Devour and try not to pass out after your sugar high wears off.

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