Friday, February 27, 2009

Fat Tuesday Cake

Yes, I know it's Friday, and Mardi Gras passed 3 days ago, call me a procrastinator!! We celebrated Mardi Gras with a Vegetarian Gumbo and Cornbread. But, I couldn't let Fat Tuesday pass us by without a fattening dessert. This year I tried my hand at a vegan King's Cake. I made this recipe, which was basically a giant, sugary, cinnamon roll. It was very delicious, and while it wasn't the most unhealthy dessert in the world, for some reason it felt so sinful to have the leftovers the second night!! My cake didn't turn out beautifully, but now that I know what I'm doing I think I can improve it for next year. I didn't have a tiny baby figurine to bake in the cake (and I'm not sure I could have baked a baby in a cake even if I'd had the appropriate figure), and being that the kids were going to be partaking in this dessert I didn't feel safe about hiding a dried bean in it either (it felt like a bit of a choking hazard). Therefore, our cake was without it's good luck charm..........I hope this doesn't mean misfortune for the rest of the year to come.


Virginia said...

that is a beautiful cake! i wouldn't have put a baby or a bean in it either...especially the way my son shoves food in his definitely would be a choking hazard! =)

Chris @ Beyond Ramen said...

Haha call me a procrastinator for not commenting sooner! What a marvelous-looking King Cake. I'm so glad you went all out with the sprinkles and frosting - and that's the point of Mardi Gras, isn't it?