This month, our family is directly involved in 4 shows and our youngest is also auditioning for another tomorrow. To say that we are busy is a bit of an understatement… There were 4 fundamental truths I knew about this month’s create date:
1. It would most likely need to be at home due to our extremely limited free time together.
2. We needed to throw our oldest an 18th birthday party.
3. Her birthday this year is the day before Mardi Gras.
4. Making a King Cake is on my list of 44 things to do while I am 44.
So, we made a simple king cake. Yes, it uses crescent rolls. Yes, I can make homemade crescent rolls, but please refer to the reference to extremely limited free time mentioned in number 1 above. That was our only short cut, and I don’t even feel a little bit guilty.
Here are a few photos of the process:
And here is the cake in action:
The general consensus is that the cake was amazing – probably not as good as you can get in Louisiana, but definitely better than I have found in Ohio. The recipe that we used can be found here: https://pin.it/JtTqD5G (We did not use pecans, but if you like nuts in baked goods, please have at it.)
What are you doing to celebrate Mardi Gras? We’d love to hear your traditions! 💛💚💜