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Since I'm head-over-heels for anything tiny, I just had to try to make cupcakes resembling mini king cakes, and after a bit of thought, I figured out an absurdly easy way to get the look. If you've never seen a king cake, it's a Mardi Gras staple, and you should definitely go Google it right away!

If you're looking for a super quick, super easy (and totally adorable) last-minute party snack, this one's for you. This would be great to send for a children's class party and could even be done with store-bought cupcakes!

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Step 1: What You Need

Picture of What You Need
  • cupcakes
  • mini donuts, plain old-fashioned variety
  • white frosting
  • purple, green, and yellow sanding sugar or Kool-Aid
 
Hey really interesting cupcake! I also found your blog! It is so nice and you have more great cupcakes ! I will showcase some of them on my cupcakes recipes & ideas blog.
Regards
Brilliant I'm just bummed mardi gras isn't til feb so I can make these for the work potluck. You should also stuff a plastic baby in one if you have a big group :)
Roller - I totally thought the baby would be a great idea after the fact, so it's definitely in the cards for next year! :D
How cute! I think I might be in to using the Koolaid. :D
ShrimpSaladCircus (author)  jessyratfink3 years ago
Thanks, Jessy! You can't beat the Kool-Aid for vibrant colors and serious flavor!
A donut, a cupcake, and kool-aid! Yes, please!
I said it was a perfect project for kids, but I secretly just wanted an excuse to eat Kool-Aid straight from the packet! ;D Seriously though - nostalgic deliciousness!!