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Beautiful Donut Toppings (Or Are They Art?) For National Donut Day


Who took the two missing doughnuts?> A larger version of the photo is below (photo © Brooke Lark | Unsplash).

   
The first Friday in June is National Doughnut Day (or Donut, if you prefer—the difference is below).

You don’t have to create doughnut art, as in the photo, photographed by Brooke Lark.

You can simply buy some plain doughnuts and decorate them yourself. Or, set up a DIY doughnut tray for snacking or dessert and let everyone garnish his/her own.
 
 
DONUT TOPPINGS

Pick up toppings for the doughnuts, such as:

  • Icing, to affix the toppings (recipe below)
  • Berries
  • Kiwi
  • Seasonal fruits for slicing
  • Your favorite cupcake toppings
  • Herbs and edible flowers for garnish
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    Preparation

    We took the path of plain doughnuts from the store, plus blueberries, raspberries and homemade cream cheese icing (recipe below).

    Instead of piping the icing as in the photo, we had butter knives on the table so each person could spread as much or as little icing as desired.

    If you make your own icing, you can add a few drops of food coloring. For more fun, create two batches in different colors.

     
    RECIPE: CREAM CHEESE ICING

    This recipe can be made up to 5 days in advance and refrigerated. Bring it to room temperature before frosting.

    The difference between frosting and icing is in the sugar.

    Icing is made with confectioners’ sugar (also called icing sugar), frosting is made with granulated sugar (table sugar). The two words are often used interchangeably, but that doesn’t make it correct!

    Ingredients

  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese (not lowfat or fat-free), softened
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 3 cups confectioners’ sugar
  • 1 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • Optional: food coloring
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    Preparation

    1. BEAT the cream cheese and butter with an electric mixer, in a large bowl. When smooth….

    2. ADD the sugar, vanilla, salt and optional food coloring. Beat on low for 30 seconds, then on high for 2 minutes.
     
     
    DONUT HISTORY: WHO INVENTED THE DONUT / DOUGHNUT?

    Check it out.

    You’ll also discover the difference between donut and doughnut.
     

      

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