When it comes to delicious baked goods, we DONUT kid around (sorry, not sorry)!
We’ve got a recipe for some creative and tasty Mickey Paint Palette Donuts coming your way today.
Check out these adorable and COLORFUL donuts!
Sooo cute, right?! Here’s how you can make these Mickey Paint Palette Donuts with your family!
- 1 48-oz. package frozen bread dough (3 loaves), thawed
- Bench flour
- Vegetable oil (for frying)
- 1 cup vanilla donut glaze
- 1 cup chocolate donut glaze
- 1/2 cup jam OR 1 cup pastry cream for filling (optional)
- Rainbow sprinkles
- 2 grissini breadsticks, cut into 3″ pieces
- 4 chocolate chips
- 1/2 cup green candy coating, melted
- 1/2 cup yellow candy coating, melted
- 1/4 cup white fondant
- Silver luster dust
- 4 chocolate-covered almonds
- 1/4 cup white candy coating, melted
- 1/4 cup each of red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple, and white frosting
- 5″ art palette cookie cutter
- 1″ round cutter
- Small food brush
- Piping bags
Step 1: Lightly dust a cutting board with flour, then roll two loaves of the bread dough to a thickness of 3/4 of an inch. Pierce any large air bubbles in the dough. Use the art palette cookie cutter to cut out four donuts. Use the 1″ round cutter to cut out a small finger hole in each donut. Transfer the donuts to a baking sheet lightly dusted with flour, then cover with plastic wrap. Allow the donuts to prove for about ten minutes, until slightly puffy.
Step 2: Roll the third loaf of bread dough into a 14″ x 5″ rectangle, approximately 3/4″ thick. Again, pierce any large air bubbles in the dough. Use a sharp knife to cut out four 6″ x 2″ rectangular donuts. Transfer to a baking sheet lightly dusted with flour, and cover with plastic wrap. Allow donuts to prove for about ten minutes, until slightly puffy.
Step 3: While the donuts are proofing, pour about 3 inches of vegetable oil into a large pot and heat to 340°F. When the donut cutouts are finished proofing, use a greased, flat spatula to slide two donuts at a time into the hot oil. Fry for about 30 seconds on each side until golden brown. Place fried donuts on a rack-lined baking sheet while you fry the rest of the donuts.
Step 4: Using a piping bag, fill the donuts with jam or pastry cream (optional). Pour each glaze into a shallow dish, then dip the tops of the donuts in either the vanilla or chocolate glaze. Decorate the tops of the rectangular donuts with sprinkles while the glaze is still wet.
Step 5: Create an edible paintbrush handle by dipping a cut breadstick into green or yellow candy coating. Attach a chocolate chip at one end of the stick. Place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper to dry. Dip the breadstick in the coating a second time, then allow to dry.
Step 6: Create the middle section of a paintbrush by rolling the white fondant out to a thickness of 1/16 of an inch. Cut out a small triangle, then trim off one point. Use a small food brush to apply some silver luster dust to the larger piece. Tuck two points under to create a cone-like shape.
Step 7: Make the paintbrush tip by dipping a chocolate almond in white candy coating. Allow to dry, then dip it in the coating a second time. When the coating is just set, drag a fork across the almond a few times to create bristle marks. Finally, dip the tip of the coated almond in orange or blue frosting.
Step 8: Make the art palette donuts by using rainbow-colored frostings to pipe small Mickey icons on top of the palettes. To make a paintbrush bar donut, place a breadstick handle, silver piece of fondant, and dipped almond on top to form a paintbrush. Serve and enjoy!
We can’t get over how CUTE and colorful these Mickey Paint Palette Donuts are! It’s the perfect family-friendly activity to celebrate just about anything!
Are you planning to make these donuts? Tell us in the comments!