Okay so they're not exactly king cakes...or even king cake flavored, but with their festive gold wrappers and drizzle, I think these cupcakes are perfect for ushering in the season. The icing base coat is made from (gasp!) canned frosting, which I zapped in the microwave for 15 seconds, transforming it into a luxuriously shiny glaze perfect for dipping. It's actually quite a neat trick I learned from the book Hello, Cupcake! Go pick up a copy, especially if you have kids. Or if you're a big kid at heart (like me!).