DIY Hotdog Donut Cake!
There is nothing like spending an afternoon at a ballgame in the summer. I was inspired by such an afternoon for today’s DIY project, which is a tasty donut cake in the shape of a hot dog with donut muffins for the bun. I also added some fun baseball donut muffins. This is perfect for summer barbecues, tailgating or birthday parties!
For the donuts, you can buy donuts at the store and glaze at home or bake your own donuts as I did. I used the Wilton Standard Doughnut Pan. Baking donuts is healthier than frying, avoids the oil mess and takes only eight minutes! I used the donut dough and glaze recipes here. Once the donuts have cooled, use a serrated knife and cut them in half. Use brown food coloring for your glaze to create the perfect color for your “hotdog”—I added a hint of red. Dip the donut halves in the glaze and let harden. You should leave a little bit of glaze leftover to glaze your baseball muffin donuts.
For the “bun” donut muffins, I used the same donut dough recipe above and the Wilton Mini-Doughnut Pan. I filled the mini-donut tins 3/4 full to avoid donut holes. For the muffin frosting, I used a simple and delicious buttercream frosting. Separate some of the frosting and add yellow food coloring to frost the “bun” donut muffins. For the ketchup, mustard and baseball threads, I used frosting with red and yellow food coloring.
Arrange the donut halves vertically and use a squeeze bottle to add the “condiment” frosting. Put the “bun” donut muffins along the hotdog, and that’s it—a home run dessert!
(Photos by Explore*Handmade)