Love is in the Air with this DIY Valentine’s Day Donuts Hack
Sometimes I get in the mood to want to create pretty things like these DIY Valentine’s Day Donuts. While I love to bake, sometimes I do not necessarily want to whip up a recipe. This week I am all about creativity and decorating. I really think this mood is what made me want to decorate donuts on a whim. So, today I am sharing a favorite hack of mine when it comes to donuts!
Who doesn’t love a pretty dipped donut? Sometimes when I head to our local bakery I purposely ask for the sprinkle ones because I want to take pictures of them. I love the way the frosting carefully drips down the donut. I love the sprinkles, and overall feeling a sprinkle or “jimmy” donut gives me. Heck, I even have donut decor on my desk–no joke!
Since sprinkles are me and my sons’ favorite part of a donut I wanted to share my top secret donut hack. I love to use store bought donuts, and dip them into melted canned frosting. It is less time consuming, and produces only the prettiest frosted donuts ever. Seriously, this frosting is almost perfection. I admit, I was good and didn’t try one, but the smells killed me!
The Donut Hacks..
After dipping all my donuts into the frosting, it was time to get to the fun part- decorating. Now, if you didn’t know this, the frosting hardens pretty quickly so if you want to skip the icing step and go from the frosted part to sprinkles you need to sprinkle each in-between.
I was feeling pretty youthful and tried to make little royal icing hearts. It definitively has a learning curve to it which requires some better tools and patience. I think the hearts I made are recognizable as hearts? In reality, this is only the first time I have tried to really create with royal icing. It did not goes as poorly as I imagined.
I then added some candies to them, you may recall these from the DIY White Chocolate Valentine’s Day Candies I made last week.
After that, I allowed them to cure a bit more (they will never be rock hard), then I put them carefully into a container for my kids and husband to enjoy later.
I really think my family will enjoy these DIY Valentine’s Day Donuts Hack.
If you are feeling the love in the air, you might want to make a batch for the special loved ones in your life. Enjoy!