Mardi Gras isn’t just a celebration for adults, kids love it too! This fun event is full of color, sparkle, and exuberance. Mardi Gras, also known as Fat Tuesday, is the day to enjoy all the cakes and sweets before Lent. Let your children partake with these 10 cute Mardi Gras food ideas. We love the cupcakes and snack mix and the cake pops are adorable!

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10. Chocolate Ganache King Cake Rolls

These tiny king cakes are filled with a delicious chocolate ganache. The chocolate mixture is spread over the rolled dough, which is then rolled together like a cinnamon bun. Top with a light glaze and sprinkle on the customary colored sugar.

[Source: Mama Hen’s Kitchen]

9. Mardi Gras Sprinkle Cupcakes

We adore these cupcakes not only because they’re adorable, but because the cake batter is made with sour cream. This makes the cake amazingly moist and rich. The cupcakes are frosted with cream cheese frosting and topped with colored sugar.

[Source: Taste Of Home]

8. French Quarter Beignets

These classic French treats are like doughnuts. They are deep fried and covered in powdered sugar. You can have these for breakfast with coffee. Your children will love having dessert for breakfast!

[Source: Paula Deen]

7. Mini King Cakes

These precious king cakes are almost like little cupcakes. Instead, they are made with yeast and rise to be fluffy, delicious treats. The classic king cake spices, like nutmeg, are included in the mixture. Top simply with icing, or eat as is.

[Source: Recipe Gold Mine]

6. Mardi Gras Pretzel Snack Mix

Miniature pretzels are dipped in white chocolate and colored sugar is poured over while still wet. The result is cute, colored confection. You kids will love helping to pour the sprinkles. Use them in a snack mix for an easy Mardi Gras party treat.

[Source: Catholic Icing]


5. Mardi Gras Cake Pops

Make cake pops in Mardi Gras colors for a fun and easy way to celebrate. The colors are yellow (gold), purple, and green. You can make cake pops with specialty baking supplies that cake round balls. You can also make then with cake mushed with icing and formed into balls.

[Source: Share Dessert Company]

4. Topsy Turvy Mardi Gras Cupcakes

These topsy turvy cakes are decorate with chocolate pieces to make the shape of cakes tumbling over. You most commonly see these are large cakes cut and placed on a slant. Replicate this with chocolate and cookie rounds. Miniature cupcakes make this technique even more adorable.

[Source: Hoosier Homemade]

3. Mardi Gras Sugar Cookies

Make your sugar cookies in the shape of Mardi Gras masks, crowns, and king cakes. Let your children decorate their cookies, or using royal icing and make them yourself. A good tip for cookie decorating with kids is keep the icing in squeeze bottles. This lets them make their designs without all the mess.

[Source: Baking In Heels]

2. King Cake Cupcakes

These colored cupcakes have a fun theme. The batter is divided and dyed, and it creates a wonderful tie dye effect when baked. A small chocolate treat is topped with icing to make a crown. Liberally shake on sprinkles for a fun and delicious treat.

[Source: Java Cupcake]


1. Mardi Gras Munchies

These yummy munchies have a great sweet and salty flavor. In some stores, you can find Mardi Gras colored chocolate pieces. Look for them in the bulk section of your grocer. Melt chocolate lain on pretzel squares and press the colored candy into the. The result is a tasty treat full of different flavors and textures.

[Source: Full Circle Foodie]

Angela Nightingale

If you want to know the best cupcake shop in any major city in America, just ask Angela. This girl knows her sweets, and she isn't shy about letting you know that your german chocolate cake needs more chocolate. If you want to find Angela on any given day, she's probably looking up reviews to decide where to grab lunch, or in her downtime, binge-watching the latest 'it-series' on Netflix.

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