King Cakes!

King Cake Today I made king cakes for the first time!  I was inspired by this blog post by Kittee Berns at kitteekake.blogspot.com.  Mine weren’t vegan though.  I used this recipe.Going in the Oven I made the dough and let it rise for a few hours.  Then I punched it down, made the king cake rings, and let them rise again.  They are filled with a cinnamon-sugar-pecan filling made with recently harvested New Mexico pecans.Getting Ready for King CakeI mixed food coloring into white granulated sugar to make the green, yellow, and purple toppings.  I only had gel food coloring so I had to mix in a little water to get the colors to combine with the sugar.  I think I’ll get the regular kind of food coloring for my next king cakes so hopefully the sugar won’t stick together so much.King CakeThese taste like giant cinnamon rolls – yum!  I’ll definitely be making these again.

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