Baking at Home With Mam PaPaul’s King Cake Mix
Me: I was so mad. Once I ate an entire King Cake and there was no Baby Jesus.
Patrick: Are you sure you didn’t eat the Baby Jesus?
Our Bed Bath & Beyond now has a World Market food section and I heart it. There were so many things to check out and of course try. I love King Cake, particularly because I love trying to find the trinkets that come in it. Bed Bath & Beyond had Mam PaPaul’s King Cake Mix on their shelves and in my cart it went. I was surprised actually, I had no idea these kits even existed.
I have never made a King Cake before, but figured that the box mix would make it a lot easier. You have to set aside time for the dough to rise and then a space to roll everything out. I didn’t have space to roll all the dough out in one shot, so I did it in two and then pinched the halves together into an oval. Also, my dough didn’t really rise, I’m guessing that it was a yeast issue (the kit came with a packet of yeast), but I decided to go ahead and try baking it anyway.
Right before its second rising. Or attempted second rising.
Love that it came with all the decorations so I didn’t have to purchase containers of sugar crystals that I probably wouldn’t use again. Also, it comes with a Baby Jesus trinket, which I probably would have had to order away for if I were doing this without the kit.
Did it taste good? YES! I was very nervous because the dough didn’t rise much, but the end result was soft, chewy, sugary and full of goodness. I can’t remember the exact price of the kit, but believe it was under $10. I’ve been wanting to make a King Cake from scratch and it seemed so daunting, but Mam PaPaul’s King Cake Mix made the process a lot less intimidating and a much easier clean up.
I bought two packages because I need enough for 20 people. Should I make 2 cakes or should I make one large one by doubling the recipe?
Make two. I tend to find that halving or doubling recipes can cause issues. Good luck!