Turn a regular store bought donut into a cute little pumpkin in just a few steps.
I am a big fan of Halloween and even though my husband and I are now empty nesters we celebrate up big. Since I no longer have children at home to plan costumes for I have talked my husband into dressing up with me for Halloween. He’s a good guy. Last year I got him to be Popeye!
This year I decided to create some pumpkin donuts. I really wasn’t sure if I should call them donut pumpkins or pumpkin donuts because there technically is no pumpkin in these donuts. They just look like pumpkins!
How to Make Pumpkin Donuts
Pumpkin Donuts are easy to make. I purchased my unglazed cake donuts at our local donut shop.
Make a glaze using powdered sugar and milk. You just want a nice smooth consistency that is easy to dip into. Add in orange food coloring.
You will also need Of course you will need some orange sprinkles too. I am a firm believer that sprinkles make everything better!!
Be sure and gently shake the donut after dipping it so you get a nice smooth surface.
Then go crazy with those sprinkles.
Place them on a parchment paper covered surface to dry and let the glaze set up.
Every pumpkin needs a stem and a leaf. I used some fun Halloween straws I picked up at the Dollar Tree or you could also use pretzel sticks like I did on the Apple Donuts. The pumpkin leaf is cut out of some green apple fruit leather I got at WinCo. I just cut out a leaf that somewhat resembles a pumpkin leaf. Use the straw or pretzel to push the leaf down into the donut.
And there you have it, a pumpkin donut or a donut pumpkin!
They are just too cute!
And I had way too much fun taking photos of them!
This post was originally shared as part of Eighteen25’s Spooktacular September Series – be sure and check out all the fun over there!