6 Mardi Gras Cupcakes That Get the Party Started


Mardi Gras is all about letting loose, dancing, and wild parades. Mardi Gras, also known as Fat Tuesday, is a celebration prior to the onset of lent, and the center of the action is in New Orleans, Louisiana. This year it will be on Feb. 17.

You don’t have to go all the way to the bayou to get your Mardi Gras on.  Have a party right at home, and whip up some Mardi Gras treats for a festive celebration. Every party needs food, and we’ve found six of the cutest Mardi Gras cupcakes ever, so you can get down and snack in style this Fat Tuesday!

1. Mardi Gras Monkey Bread Cupcakes

Mardi Gras Monkey Bread Cupcakes

Turn the classic King Bread into colorful cupcakes that melt in your mouth. What makes this recipe so wonderful is that it’s easy enough to make with kids. For extra themed fun, you can also tuck a plastic baby in the top of each cupcake! Find this exclusive to The Good Stuff recipe here.

2. Chocolate Chip Mascarpone Cupcakes

Chocolate Chip Marscapone CupcakesSource: kitchme.com

Delicious as well as stunning, these chocolate chip and mascarpone cupcakes will be the hit of your celebration.  Rich chocolate and mascarpone cheese make these cupcakes irresistibly moist and flavorful.

3. Mardi Gras Hi-Hats

Mardi Gras Hi-HatsSource: blog.foodnetwork.com

Bite into one of these Mardi Gras Hi-Hat Cupcakes and discover fun frosting layers inside.  Kids will love to get this sweet Mardi Gras treat.

4. Topsy Turvy Mardi Gras Cupcakes

Topsy Turvy Mardi Gras CupcakesSource: bakingdom.com

You’ll get three treats in one with these topsy turvy Mardi Gras cupcakes.  The bottom layer is a standard-sized cupcake, topped by a mini cupcake, topped by a Rolos candy.  A perfect, fun treat to share on Mardi Gras!

5. Multicolored Mardi Gras Cakes

Multicolored Mardi Gras CakesSource: sweetpeaskitchen.com

Even if you don’t live in New Orleans, make these Mardi Gras Cupcakes with multi-colored batter for a festive treat.

6. Masked Mardi Gras Cupcakes

Masked Mardi Gras CupcakesSource: cakeninja.com

When Mardis Gras rolls around, you’ll want to make these cupcakes with edible toppers for your party.  Learn how to make these royal icing masks, and each cupcake will take on a personality of it’s own!