Mardi Gras Doughnuts

Feb 19, 2017 By Kim Byers
Mardi Gras Doughnuts

I have a thing for doughnuts! I’ve fried them and baked them; I personally love a great baked doughnut the best. They’re a bit less messy to make and I feel a bit less guilty. Hi! I’m Kim Byers of The Celebration Shoppe. Let’s get baking and I’ll show you all the new Wilton Doughnut Stand supplies available at JOANN Fabric and Craft Stores! What’s more, we’ll talk King Cake and celebrate Mardi Gras!

mardi gras doughnuts

To make a perfect doughnut, you need the right supplies. I personally love the big doughnuts, and Wilton at JOANN has the perfect ones. They not only work great, they are quite darling with the aqua blue bottom. (It’s the little things, right girls!) They also have these cute little mini doughnut pans made from silicone. If you prep them correctly, the doughnuts pop right out shaped perfectly.

You can find these products in-store:
Wilton 6 Cavity Doughnut Pan
Wilton 12 Cavity Mini Doughnut Silicone Pan
• Wilton Doughnut Stand Dessert Glaze (Strawberry, Vanilla, Chocolate) (available in-stores)

They also have a fun powdered sugar shaker, and tinted sugars in a variety of color (available in-stores). If you go to the food crafting section of your store, you’ll likely find all the supplies on an end-cap.

mardi gras doughnuts

Ingredients you’ll need for doughnuts:
• 3 cups self-rising flour
• 1 cup granulated sugar
• ¾ cup milk (soy works great for those with food allergies)
• 3 large eggs
• 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted (Smart Balance for those with food allergies)
• 4 teaspoons vanilla extract
• Crisco (for greasing pans)
Wilton piping bags
Wilton cooling racks

Ingredients you’ll need for glaze:
• ½ cup milk (soy works great for those with food allergies)
• 4 cups confectioners’ sugar
• 1 ½ teaspoons vanilla
• Wilton Vanilla Doughnut Glaze for drizzle (available in-stores)
• Wilton cake flakes for decoration (available in-stores)

Makes 18 doughnuts, or 12 regular doughnuts and 12 mini doughnuts.

Easy baking instructions:
1. Prep – Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Apply Crisco in pans with a paper towel. Pans do well not to stick, but this will make the doughnuts slide right out.

2. Dry Ingredients – Whisk flour and sugar in a bowl. Set aside.

3. Wet Ingredients – Whisk milk, egg, melted butter, and vanilla until smooth.

4. Combine – Be careful not to overmix the batter. It will be thick.

5. Pipe – Spoon batter into piping bag and fill each cavity 2/3 full. Be careful not to overfill or you’ll have a muffin instead of a doughnut.

6. Bake – 9-10 minutes or until a light golden brown. Allow to cool before glazing.

Now for doughnut glaze:
1. Glaze – mix milk, powdered sugar, and vanilla in medium sauce pan until smooth. Remove from heat and immediately begin dunking the doughnuts one by one. I like to place a cookie sheet under the cooling rack to catch the excess glaze for easy cleanup.

2. Decorate – heat Wilton glaze per the container instructions, drizzle and sprinkle with flakes while still warm.

Make these fun cupcakes into King Cake Mardi Gras cupcakes with a few minor changes. After piping, hide the mini baby in one of the doughnuts for a friend to find! Not that you’ll need any help eating these yummy doughnuts, but it does make it even more fun!

As always, I hope you’re inspired to craft, bake, create and celebrate with JOANN!

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