top of page

How to Make Mini Mardi Gras King Cakes - Easy and Delicious!

Create these easy and cute mini King Cakes inspired by the traditional Mardi Gras pastry!

King Cake mini diy recipe for kids easy with cruller donuts

Disclosure: This post may contain affiliate links and if you decide to make a purchase through our links, we may earn a small commission at no extra cost to you. Please read our disclosure for more info.

Looking for a fun and delicious way to celebrate the Mardi Gras holiday? What better dessert to enjoy than personal sized versions of these festive, tasty and colorful King Cakes?!

Love Mardi Gras and all the fun that comes with the holiday? So do we! This time of year is filled with plenty of festivities!

Whether you're celebrating Valentine's Day, a football fan routing for a fave team in the Super Bowl, or excited for the Mardi Gras parades and some New Orleans Dixieland jazz, there's much to enjoy!

These delish mini Mardi Gras desserts are just right for sharing or make the perfect addition to your personal Mardi Gras celebration!

This King Cake recipe is super simple, so kids and families can make them in a snap!

With just a few simple ingredients and within minutes you have a festive Mini Mardi Gras King Cake!

Mardi Gras King Cake DIY recipe easy kids using donuts

They're also really cute to take pictures of, so keep that camera ready to take a pic of your finished edible masterpieces!

Love baked goods? Be sure to try our Double Chocolate Scone recipe!

Mardi Gras King Cake DIY recipe easy kids using donuts

Mardi Gras Bingo Printable Game set Pinterest Pin

From classrooms to parties, brighten up the dessert table with these bites of sweet delight!

Plus, they make a great topping for a fancy milkshake or as the base of a Mardi Gras-inspired ice cream bowl!

Don't want to make mini cakes? That's fine too! This idea can be applied to cakes of any size, any style!

Kids will have a blast adding glitter, learning about (and tasting!) an iconic, fun and edible holiday tradition!

New Orleans Mardi Gras King Cake Recipe

Mini Mardi Gras King Cake

Mardi Gras King Cake DIY recipe easy kids using donuts

Prep Time: 10 Minutes

Total Time: 15 Minutes

Servings: Varies



  • If making from scratch, let mini bundt cakes or donuts cool to touch.

  • Make confectioner glaze: add liquid to confectioner sugar, a little at a time -always start with less liquid and increase by 1/2 tsp. at a time.

  • Stir well until you've reached a slightly thicker pouring consistency- adjusting with more liquid as needed.

  • Place parchment on pan or other work surface and place donuts or cakes a few inches apart from one another

  • Drizzle confectioner glaze over the donuts making sure to have tops covered so glitter will stick

  • Using edible glitter (purple, yellow and green) alternate colors to achieve the classic King Cake look- see our photo above.

  • Allow to set up for a few minutes and transfer to serving plate!


We love how fast and easy these were and by using cruller-style donuts from the market we were able to whip these King Cakes together very quickly!

If you have more time and love baking from scratch, bake up some donuts or mini Bundts, then proceed with the directions!

mardi gras king cake recipe Fat Tuesday

Enjoy your King Cakes! Know someone who would enjoy this post? We'd love it if you'd share!

Have some fun Mardi Gras traditions or treats you love? Comment below - we always love to try new holiday ideas!!

Happy Mardi Gras!

April & Cenzia

Enjoyed reading? Subscribe here and be the first to know when we've published something new!

Mardi Gras printable Bingo game set

updated 02/12/2024 originally published 02/28/2022

1 kommentar

Heather N. Quinn
Heather N. Quinn
05 mars 2022

These look like fun!

bottom of page