A traditional King Cake has layers of dough and cinnamon, with a thin glaze and colored sugar. It also, usually, has a small trinket or baby baked inside. The baby, said to represent Baby Jesus, found inside or sometimes placed underneath, and the person who gets the piece of cake with the trinket has various privileges and obligations.
These King Cake Cupcakes are inspired by the King Cake, with yellow cupcakes and layers of cinnamon and sugar and topped with Cinnamon Buttercream in bright Mardi Gras colors!
I love creating cupcakes for all the fun days throughout the year. And if you don’t celebrate Mardi Gras…these cupcakes are still yummy, just change the color of the frosting and you have an everyday cupcake.
- Mix frosting and place in 3 separate bowls and add coloring
- Place each of the frostings in separate ziplock bags – this is an extra step, but it makes filling the decorator bag lots easier
- Fit a decorator bag with a #1 M Tip, and place in tall glass
- Snip the corner off the ziplock bag and fill the decorator bag with ALL the colors at the same time
- After the frosting is in the bag, you may need to pipe some out onto a plate until all the colors come out even
It’s also tradition to put a tiny baby or small trinket inside a King Cake. I found these little babies at Wilton.