This year, Mardi Gras falls on Feb. 21. That means that this year I have just over a month (from the official Twelfth Night start of the season) to make king cakes.
I love king cakes. In reality, they're just a giant cinnamon roll covered with sticky icing. But to me, they're a reminder of home. I started making them when I couldn't find really good king cakes in north Louisiana. The tradition continued in Arkansas. Every year, it seems like more and more people ask me to make them.
I guess when I eventually open my bakery, they'll be on the menu.