Donut Party

Hello Everyone!

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
  • Sprinkles

What To Do:

  1. Preheat your oven to 180 degrees celcius and grease a ring cake tin.
  2. Cream together the butter and sugar until fluffy.
  3. Add the eggs one at at time and beat well after each addition.
  4. Pour in the vanilla essence and mix until combined.
  5. Sift in the flour and baking powder and mix until smooth.
  6. Add the milk and beat well for 1 minute.
  7. Pour into the greased cake tin and bake for 30-40 minutes.
  8. Place your cake onto a wire rack to cool and repeat steps 1-8.
  9. Once your cakes are cool, prepare your buttercream icing by mixing the butter and icing sugar together until smooth.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. Roll out the pink fondant icing until 2-3mm thick and cut into a circle a bit smaller than the cake.
  14. Lay the fondant on top of the cake and cut out the centre to make it look like a donut.
  15. 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.

      Party favours with homemade tags

      Chocolate cupcakes
      Dress I made for my sister to wear at the party

       

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