Easy King Cake with Candy Beads

Good morning!  I made a treat for you today … an easy peasy King Cake decorated with beads … not just any beads, but candy beads!  My cake itself is really just cinnamon rolls, so it’s great for breakfast, coffee break or dessert … don’t wait for Mardi Gras time to enjoy it!  I didn’t know much about King Cakes, but found some of the history here, if you are interested.

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My Mardi Gras Candy Buffet was put together and there were some purple Sixlets leftover and just waiting to be used … perfect for decorating the King Cake!

When I say that this was easy peasy … I really mean it!  I used Pillsbury Cinnamon Rolls, a Bundt pan, light cream cheese, colored sugar, Sixlets and a tiny plastic baby.  It went together quick, was easy to decorate and consumed without a complaint!

Sorry about the photos, it was one of those days that went from dark and cloudy to sunny and back to cloudy, ugh!  I used two tubes of premade refrigerated cinnamon rolls …

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Squished (that’s a technical term, lol!) the rolls into oval shapes and fit them in the pan …

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When it was finished baking, I inserted the plastic baby …

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Then it was easy to flip out on a plate, wait to cool and decorate … easy peasy!

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Everyone at my house enjoys the cinnamon rolls, but liked them even more when they were baked in the bundt pan and sliced … I have no explanation!

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Easy King Cake

  • 2 tubes of Pillsbury Cinnamon Rolls (8 count – 12.4 ounces each tube)
  • 2 ounces light cream cheese, softened
  • Colored sugar (purple, green and yellow – about 2 tablespoons each color)
  • 1/2 cup Sixlets for bead decoration
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.  Spray a 12 cup bundt pan with cooking spray.
  2. Open cinnamon rolls and set icing aside.  Separate rolls and squish rolls into an oval shape and lay in prepared bundt, forming a single layer.  (I made an inner and outer circle)  Bake 20-30 minutes, until golden brown.
  3. Insert plastic baby (I wrapped mine in a little parchment paper first).  Immediately invert onto serving plate, let cool completely.
  4. In a small bowl combine softened cream cheese and icing that came with the rolls.  Spread icing over cooled cake, sprinkle with colored sugar and decorate with candy “beads”.  Slice and enjoy!   (recipe adapted from SouthernBite)

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I got the baby!  Guess I’ll be making another cake 😉

I always look forward to your comments!

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