The Most Festive and Colorful King Cake-Inspired Treats

They don't call it Fat Tuesday for nothing
New Generation of King Cakes
Photo: Randy Schmidt

Mardi Gras is associated with tons of traditions. There are musical performances, raucous parades, formal balls and strings upon strings of colorful beads, but one of Carnival's most beloved symbols is the almighty king cake. This sweet, fluffy pastry is made from brioche dough; decorated with purple, gold and green toppings; and baked with a tiny plastic or porcelain baby Jesus hidden inside. If your slice contains the iconic trinket, you've got a whole year's worth of good luck coming your way.

While many bakeries still make and sell Louisiana-style king cakes, others have come up with new, innovative spins on the classic, like doughnuts, monkey bread, bagels and macarons. Scroll through the stunning Instagram photos below and get started on your Fat Tuesday to-eat list.


Have your King Cake and eat your Cinnamon Rolls too! Killin the cake game on joythebaker.com today!

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How about a #MardiGras #Bagel #KingCake from @BagelBoyNola we may have a few of these for ya Saturday! #EatingNOLA

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Even the macarons say it's Mardi Gras. * * #mardigras #kingcake #sucre #carnival #nola pic: @thekingcakeclub

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The King and I. (This king cake tres leche from @emeril is �)

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