Well - a day late but still worth sharing. King cake is traditionally served at Mardi Gras and here's an easy and delicious version using Rhodes brand frozen cinnamon rolls
. You'll need a whole package of a dozen.
Spray a bundt pan with non-stick spray and place frozen slices on edge all around. I split a few of them in half (edge-wise) to fill in between slices. You can see the thick ones and the thin, halved ones here.
Cover and let rise for several hours.
Bake in a preheated 375 degree oven for about 30 minutes until cooked
Invert onto parchment or plate
Cover top of cake with icing that's included with the rolls and let it drip down the sides.
Sprinkle with green, gold/yellow and purple sugar. ( I was out of yellow and so used some gold dragees)
You can read more about the traditions and variations of this cake here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/King_cake
The colored sugars can be hard to come by unless you are NOLA but they represent the royal colors of PURPLE which signifies "Justice," GREEN for "Faith," and GOLD for "Power." These colors were chosen to resemble a jeweled crown honoring the Wise Men who visited on Epiphany.