Have y’all seen this shirt? It’s by Storyville, one of my favorite local t-shirt shops. Their stuff, along with Fleurty Girl, sums up the city of New Orleans perfectly, in my opinion. Their shirts are on point, and I especially love their Mardi Gras ones.
That particular shirt sums up my two boys’ mindsets very accurately right now. They are obsessed with kingcake. I’m sure they would eat it for breakfast, lunch, and dinner if I let them. This is often what happens after we get home from school in the afternoons:
I have two kingcake monsters standing in front of me, waiting for me to give them the good stuff. Kingcake has been our after school snack practically every day since King’s Day. They are loving it.
Then I had an idea to have a little kingcake party at our house. I spoke with someone in the bakery department of Rouse’s grocery store, and she agreed to what I wanted. She made 6 individual little kingcakes and also gave me a tub of icing and three containers of colored sugar, plus 6 plastic kingcake babies. The kids each got to decorate their very own kingcake!
We had the kingcake party after school last Friday. Aunt E brought Kate and Luke; Dana brought Claire and Colin; and Diana brought Alcee. We set the kids up in the kitchen. They each got to spread icing on their cake and then sprinkle sugar all over it. It was fun, it was fast, it was messy, it was chaotic. It was great!
Everyone got to take their little kingcake home with them to enjoy later. Some took bites right away (Rory took a couple of huge bites of his), but they mostly abandoned the sugar in favor of running around the house like the crazy kids they are.
And don’t worry, Luke…..
…..CC will have another kingcake party next year so you can participate too. I promise!
Riley also got to decorate a kingcake at school for his January fun food project. Art mom Mrs. Kristen baked a ring-shaped cinnamon roll for each student. Then the mom volunteers spread icing on top and then the kids sprinkled colored sugar on the icing. Rory came with me this day and had such fun.
It’s been all kingcake, all the time, around here. As the shirt says, LET THEM EAT KINGCAKE!