Last week was cookies, this week donuts. I guess my super sweet tooth secret is out! Donuts are amazing, cute and so yummy, I often incorporate them into my sweet tables. I always have people asking me about where I get my donuts and how I make them, so today I am sharing my little secret. I’ve made donuts dozens of times, the baked kind, mini one’s, heart shaped one’s and regular ones too. They are almost always adorned with a yummy glaze and some sprinkles, because those are my favourite. One occasion not too long ago, I wanted to make some for a little party. I realized that it wasn’t going to be possible to bake and decorate them how I wanted, so I had the idea to buy some from the store and just make the glaze and jazz them up myself. How had I not thought of this before?! So off to Tim Horton’s I went and ordered a dozen old fashioned plain donuts. I made my simple glaze, dyed it with my favourite colour, pink of course, added some sprinkles and was instantly in love, and haven’t looked back yet! The great thing about these is that they are very delicious because they are actual donuts, not the baked kind we make at home, that are good, but not the same kind of yummy.
I bought these donuts at the grocery store, but you can buy plain donuts from your favourite spot too.
- 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
- 3 Tbsp unsalted butter, melted
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 small pinch salt
- 2 – 3 Tbsp milk
- Food coloring and sprinkles (optional
- For the glaze:
- In a flat bottomed bowl, whisk together powdered sugar, melted butter, vanilla and salt then stir in 2 Tbsp of milk, adding additional milk 1 tsp at a time to reach desired consistency and whisk until smooth. Tint with food coloring if desired. Warm in microwave in 6 – 10 second intervals on HIGH power to warm as it begins to set while dipping doughnuts, as needed, whisking after heating.
Glaze recipe source – Classy Cooking
When I received the best party package from the Louis B Party Shop ever, I knew the paper plates, cups, napkins and glitter cutlery would look super cute with some donuts incorporated! These party essentials would be great for a dinner party, kids party or just a little get together too!
First I wrapped the gold glitter cutlery in a napkin and used string to tie it up with an acrylic gem. I had some paper gems from Ellia’s birthday that I made using a template found here, and added some folded paper as well. I placed some homemade confetti as a table runner and a whole bunch of donuts on the table, which I would bring out for dessert after dinner!
French Plastic Bottles, Napkins: Louis B Party Shop
Styling and photography: Natalie Spencer @natspencer