I’m so excited to share this post with you today! About 3 weeks ago, my sister decided that she wanted to have a party for her 18th birthday and asked if I could put together a few snacks for the night. I immediately took to Pinterest to find a range of ideas and stumbled upon a photo of a donut pinata. My sister absolutely loves donut themed things so I knew right away that anything donut themed would go down a treat.
I decided to make my own donut pinata, which took about about a week to make due to drying times for the paper mache. I think next time I will make it a little bit smaller as although it was really fun to make, near the end I got as little bit fed up. To go with this, I made mini donuts as end-of-party giveaways and a donut cake, which is the main focus of this blog post. Let’s get started!
You Will Need:
- 1 cup white sugar
- 125g butter
- 2 eggs
- 2 teaspoons vanilla essence
- 1 1/2 cups plain flour
- 1 3/4 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 cup milk
For The Icing:
- 100g butter, softened
- 1 1/2 cups icing sugar
- 3-4 teaspoons vanilla essence
- 2-3 tablespoons milk
- 2-3 drops pink food colouring
- 2 teaspoons cocoa powder
- Pink fondant icing
What To Do:
- Preheat your oven to 180 degrees celcius and grease a ring cake tin.
- Cream together the butter and sugar until fluffy.
- Add the eggs one at at time and beat well after each addition.
- Pour in the vanilla essence and mix until combined.
- Sift in the flour and baking powder and mix until smooth.
- Add the milk and beat well for 1 minute.
- Pour into the greased cake tin and bake for 30-40 minutes.
- Place your cake onto a wire rack to cool and repeat steps 1-8.
- Once your cakes are cool, prepare your buttercream icing by mixing the butter and icing sugar together until smooth.
- Add in the vanilla essence and milk until it forms a creamy texture. Place 2/3 of the icing into a separate bowl for later.
- Add a few drops of pink food colouring into the remaining icing and mix until until a solid colour forms. Spread this onto the top of one cake and place the second cake on top.
- Add 2 teaspoons of cocoa powder to the icing you put aside earlier and mix well. Spread all over the cake and using a knife, smooth as best as you can.
- Roll out the pink fondant icing until 2-3mm thick and cut into a circle a bit smaller than the cake.
- Lay the fondant on top of the cake and cut out the centre to make it look like a donut.
- Glaze the fondant with a few teaspoons of water and vodka, and add some colourful sprinkles on top.
I hope you enjoyed this recipe and I would love to see if you recreate it. I have included a few pictures from the party below for you to look at.