How to Decorate Donuts


Donuts are a delicious treat to eat any time of day. Whether you want to decorate them for a party or add different flavors to a breakfast donut, the different ways to decorate them are limitless and can be topped with anything you like. Decorate your donuts with nuts, dried fruit, candy or even cereal to get a custom flavored and designed pastry. Increase the fun of making donuts by getting the whole family to join in with the decorating.

Things You'll Need

  • Confectioners' sugar
  • Sugar
  • Cinnamon
  • Fruit
  • Nuts
  • Coconut
  • Cereal
  • Food coloring
  • Cake decorations
  • Fry a donut according to the recipe and then cover with a chocolate or vanilla glazed icing. Keep a donut plain if you just want to dust it with powdered sugar, cinnamon or decorating sugar.

  • Mix together fresh fruit and confectioners' sugar to create a custom glaze flavoring. For example, cook down frozen cherries mixed with confectioners' sugar and regular sugar until softened and thick, then spread onto the donuts.

  • Add a variety of toppings. Dip a freshly glazed donut into chopped walnuts and peanuts for a nutty flavor. Sprinkle toasted coconut on fresh glaze or dip plain donuts into a mixture of equal parts cinnamon and powdered sugar. Crush up your favorite cereal, then dip a fresh glazed donut down onto the crushed cereal.

  • Dress up donuts for special occasions. Use food coloring in vanilla glaze to create different colors for holidays or special occasions, like red and green for Christmas or pink, purple and green for Easter. Sprinkle traditional cake toppings on the donuts like sugar confetti, rainbow nonpareils or sugar pearls.

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