Paint Palette Doughnuts

Hey there,

Last time I made mini doughnuts was to celebrate Valentine’s Day. The way I decorated them (drippy red glaze) gave me some inspiration for a new creation. I kept that in mind until last week, when I finally decided to give shape  to my idea.

They’re baked mini doughnuts coated in colorful and drippy glaze, looking like paint on a wooden palette. But they’re edible, really!

I wanted to make a messy impression, like if a kid had been painting with it.

About the Recipe:

To make the doughnuts, I followed this recipe.

About the Decoration:

To make the colorful glaze, combine some icing sugar with some tbsp of water (one at a time) until getting a thick consistency which has to flow. We don’t want either a very stiff glaze or a runny one. Then, you can split the glaze in different bowls and colour it with some food colouring (blue, orange, pink, green, yellow, purple…). Dip the doughnuts in it and let the glaze to drip. Leave them to dry before handling them again.

Regarding the palette, I drew a real size palette on a cardboard. Then I carefully cut it and covered it with wooden effect sugarpaste, trimming the excess with a sharp cutter.

I handcrafted the brush using sugarpaste. It’s like modelling play-dooh, but using sugarpaste you can eat the whole work!

I was taking pictures with a variety of wallpapers to create different light effects, contrasts,  etc. Just experimenting, like usual ;)

I hope you like these delicious and colorful mini doughnuts and they paint a smile in your face!

See you soon.


Cupido’s Valentine’s Day Doughnuts

Hi there,

It’s just one week left to Valentine’s Day! Are you ready for a huge sweet dose of love? If so, don’t hesitate to make these romantic Valentine’s Day Doughnuts. You’ll surprise both your partner and your tooth!

These baked mini doughnuts are coated with a thin layer of red glaze and hit by Cupido’s arrows ;) .

Cinnamon Mini Doughnuts Recipe 

I followed Peggy Porschen’s recipe, included in her lovely book “Boutique Baking“.


Ingredients (Yields around 30-36 mini doughnuts)

  • 110 g plain flour
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • ¼ tsp ground cinnamon
  • Pinch of salt
  • 65 g caster sugar
  • 25 g light brown sugar
  • 1 medium egg
  • 45 g whole milk
  • 40 g buttermilk
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • 15 g unsalted butter, melted


1) Preheat oven to 160º C.

2) Grease your doughnut pan by spraying some oil.

3) Put together the dry ingredients in a mixing bowl (sifted flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, caster sugar and brown sugar).

4) In another bowl, mix together the wet ingredients (butter, egg, milk, buttermilk and vanilla extract).

5)  Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and stir until just combined.

6) Fill (just 1/2 full) each doughnut cup by means of a piping bag.

7) Bake for around 10 – 12 minutes.

8) Carefully remove the doughnuts from their tin.

9) Let them cool in a cooling rack.

10) Once cooled, decorate the doughnuts with red glaze by dipping them (see recipe down below).

Doughnut Red Glaze

Stir together the following ingredients until getting a smooth pourable glaze:

 1 cup icing sugar (around 125 g)

 2 to 3 tbp milk or water

 1/2 tsp vanilla extract

 Red colouring (I recommend Sugarflair Red Extra)

To coat these doughnuts in drippy red glaze, dip them (just the upper side) into the glaze and leave them to dry on a cooling rack.

Cupido’s arrows were handcrafted by means of a toothpick and some golden yellow sugarpaste.

I hope you like them!

See you soon and…