Last Epiphany, Mom made a King Cake, and people: it was good. But of course, when I asked for a recipe, she hadn't followed one, and instead gave me an outline for how to make it without following a recipe, either. The style of recipe might remind you of what the bakers get in the technical challenge on "The Great British Bake Off." Ha!
1. Make a brioche dough.
2. Make a mixture of cream cheese, almond paste, and sugar that is a good texture and tastes good.
3. Assemble and bake.
4. Frost with a thick glaze and decorate with appropriately colored sugars.