We love to explore the different cultures, even if it’s from home. With Mardis Gras being one of the popular annual festivities here in the United States, we have done a couple related activities. Today we are sharing fun, festive Mardis Gras mini cakes – swirled with purple, yellow, and green!
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Mardi Gras Mini Cakes Recipe
Cute, colorful tie dye cakes the kids can make!
- 1 box white cake mix (do not follow box instructions)
- 4 medium egg whites
- 6 tablespoons butter, melted
- 1 cup water
- 1 container white frosting
- food coloring- purple, yellow and green
You will also need 3 containers and spoons.
Mini Cake Tutorial
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
Empty the bag of cake mix into a large bowl. Add the egg whites and water. Whip with an electric hand mixer. Add the melted butter, mix again until combined.
Grease and flour an 11 x13 pan. Pour half of the batter into the pan and spread to the edges evenly.
Divide the remaining batter into the 3 bowls. Add a few drops of food coloring in each to make one green, one purple, and one yellow. One color at a time, pour the batter on top of the white cake batter in the pan.
Use the tip of a butterknife or spreader to blend the color into the white. Use “figure 8” patterns or drag the tip up and back, side to side. Be careful not to mix too much or the colors will just fade together.
Tap the pan on the counter to remove air bubbles. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
Divide the frosting into 1/4 and 3/4. Color the 1/4 with green food coloring and set aside. Fill a pastry bag or
zip top bag with the remaining frosting, pipe onto the top of the cakes.
Slightly warm the green frosting in the microwave for about 15 seconds. Drizzle it over the tops of the cakes (the kids used a fork).
Top with sprinkles!
Another fun idea we have made in the past is this easy handprint Mardis Gras mask craft.