Easy king cake is a traditional Mardi Gras recipe, which is sweet, cinnamon in taste and shaped like a big circle. The cake features bright colors of Mardi Gras which are purple (for justice), green (for faith) and gold (for power). In classic king cakes, there is a plastic baby hidden inside the cake. Whoever gets that baby has to bake the next king cake. However, in the easy king cake, there is no baby inside. The basic ingredients required for the easy king cake are: crescent rolls, cream cheese, sugar, vanilla extract, brown sugar, butter, cinnamon and yellow/green/red/blue colors for the icing.