Mini King Cakes

step 1

Make King Cake dough recipe, halved.

step 2

Once the dough has risen the 1st time, punch it down and roll it out on a floured surface into a 12 x 17 inch rectangle. Using a pastry brush, apply butter all over the dough. Sprinkle with sugar and cinnamon.

step 3

Using a pizza cutter or sharp knife, cut 4 inch wide strips from dough.

step 4

Cut dough strip into mini rectangles. {About 2x4 inch}

step 5

Roll rectangles, jelly roll fashion, into little logs.

step 6

Bring ends together and pinch dough to seal the seam. {They should look like little donuts.}

step 7

Preheat the oven to 375 °F. Place in a buttered or sprayed mini bundt cake pan, and press down slightly. Cover and let rise in a warm place, 20-30 minutes.

step 8

Bake for 12 to 14 minutes, or until cakes start to get slightly golden in color. Let cool slightly, and remove from pans. Cool completely before icing and decorating.

step 9

In a small bowl, combine confectioners' sugar with a tablespoon at a time of half and half or milk and vanilla extract.

step 10

Dunk cakes upside down into glaze, and place right side up on a cooling rack with a foil lined pan underneath to catch drips. Sprinkle with colored sugar or sprinkles while still slightly wet.

step 11

Allow to set completely before serving or packaging.

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