Hi friends! I am back with a fun blog post on a Mardi Gras Cake inspired by King Cake. Every year, New Orleans, Galveston, and many cities worldwide hold a Mardi Gras celebration in February or March before Ash Wednesday. Check out how I made this festive bundt cake, the supply list, instructions, and a short video.
This post may contain affiliate links, which means I’ll receive a commission if you purchase through my links, at no extra cost to you. Please read the full disclosure for more information.
What is Mardi Gras?
Mardi Gras is French for Fat Tuesday, and the mardi gras season also known as Carnival begins on King’s Day, the twelfth night, January 6th, and extends until midnight before Ash Wednesday and Lent. Thousands of people around the world celebrate this holiday if they are Christians to take part before Lent begins. New Orleans is one city that draws thousands of visitors to celebrate. For a more detailed look into this celebration, click here.
Mardi Gras Inspired Cake Tutorial
I made this bundt cake with colored sugar icing last year based on the infamous King Cake. It’s in no way to replace the traditional King Cake, friends! It’s just a fun twist for a Mardi Gras inspired cake to celebrate the fun occasion and a tiny plastic baby for good luck.
Mardi Gras Inspired Bundt Cake Supply Guide
- Hand Held Mixer or Stand Mixer
- Bundt Cake Pan
- Yellow, Green, and Purple Gel Food Coloring
- Plastic babies
- Gold or Mardi Gras inspired sprinkle mix
- Bake your favorite brown sugar or cinnamon cake recipe. I used this brown sugar cake recipe. Separate the batter into three bowls.
- Color the bowls with the gel food colorings (yellow, green and purple).
- Scoop the batter with a spatula into the bundt cake pan in batches alternating the colors.
- Bake as directed.
- Flip over the bundt cake pan to gently pop out the cake.
- I used this powdered sugar glaze recipe for the colored icing, separated them into three bowls, and colored them with yellow, green, and purple gel food colorings.
- Quickly add sprinkles before the icing hardens.
- Affix the small plastic baby on the top before the icing hardens.
- Cut, serve, and enjoy a slice of cake!
This mardi gras cake would be perfect for a Fat Tuesday event or a Mardi Gras party!