How to Decorate Donuts

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How to Decorate Donuts
Decorate a doughnut any way you like. (Alexandra Grablewski/Lifesize/Getty Images)

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

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Things you need

  • Confectioners' sugar
  • Sugar
  • Cinnamon
  • Fruit
  • Nuts
  • Coconut
  • Cereal
  • Food colouring
  • Cake decorations

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  1. 1

    Fry a doughnut according to the recipe and then cover with a chocolate or vanilla glazed icing. Keep a doughnut plain if you just want to dust it with icing sugar, cinnamon or decorating sugar.

  2. 2

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

  3. 3

    Add a variety of toppings. Dip a freshly glazed doughnut into chopped walnuts and peanuts for a nutty flavour. Sprinkle toasted coconut on fresh glaze or dip plain doughnuts into a mixture of equal parts cinnamon and icing sugar. Crush up your favourite cereal, then dip a fresh glazed doughnut down onto the crushed cereal.

  4. 4

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

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