Not intending this to be a history lesson, I will get right to the matter at hand - Mardi Gras King Cake!
Now, this recipe came right off the Internet, so you will be able to find it readily, if you wish to try baking it.
At this point, I varied from the recipe suggestions. As The Husband is going to be eating most of this, and he is not fond of glaze topped with colored sugars, I sprinkled powdered sugar on top, then adorned it (for picture purposes) with the traditional purple, green, and gold.
The colors have significance. Purple indicates justice, green is for faith, and gold represents power.
This was a good project for a day that looked like this out our front door at 2:00 p.m. -
That is an accumulation of sleet/ice - NOT snow!
At 9:00 a.m. this morning, this is the same view -
There was a bit of snow overnight on top of that sleet/ice. This is the first winter weather we have had here.
I send wishes for a happy Shrove Tuesday!