Actually, this isn't a celebratory cake at all. I literally forgot what day it was until TODAY when all the blogs flooded the internet with beignets and king cakes and all those holiday-appropriate foods. This was simply an "I Deserve a Cake" cake.
The traditional King cakes freak me out because I have a wicked aversion to plastic in or near my food, and with a King Cake you never know if you're going to get a surprise tiny plastic baby in your cake. This is apparently good luck? Ew no. Reusable plastic dinnerware grosses me out, I'm convinced the plastic fumes will flavor my food *gag*, and the idea of a plastic baby all up in my cake makes me feel sick.
I am weird and have weird phobias, okay? Large images of space are another one. Keep me far away from planetariums, thanks.
So no, no King Cake for this lady. Just an HEB gluten free box cake mix. And homemade frosting. And some sprinkles, to be fancy about it all and maybe vaguely give a nod to the upcoming St. Patrick's Day holiday that is coming up even though the sprinkles are from Christmas.
For gluten free, this is more than decent. And only ballpark $3 at HEB, it's a total steal. I am in love with HEB.
Actually, just about any cake tastes awesome with marshmallow frosting. Frosting I specifically spooned on to look RUSTIC, and not because I suck at decorating cakes, heh.
Full disclosure: I ate a slice of cake for dinner last night. Because I'm an ADULT and I can do that.
Marshmallow Buttercream Frosting
- 2 sticks butter, room temp
- 1 jar marshmallow cream
- 2 cups+ confectioners sugar
- 3 tbs milk
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
-In a stand or hand mixer, whip butter until light and fluffy. Add marshmallow creme and slowly add confectioners sugar until mixture has about doubled in size.
-Slowly add milk until desired consistency is reached. Add vanilla.
-Frost a cake.