Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Engagement Ring Powdered Donuts

  
  I made these powdered sugar engagement ring donuts to hand out as favors during wedding dress shopping with my sister. We had a group of 7 people total to help her find a dress, and while it didn't take long to find "the one," it was nice to have a little treat afterwards to help us celebrate.
I used these TastyKake mini donuts, simply because they were on sale for $1. Any small donuts would work, just adjust the "diamond" size accordingly.
 I just printed out these diamond images from clip art, adjusting them to be about 1.5-2" in height/width. Again, any size would work depending on the donut you use.
I cut out the diamonds and carefully taped a toothpick to the back. Make sure you tape the toothpick about halfway up the back of the diamond, otherwise they will fall off too easily.
Make sure you have about 2" of toothpick to stick into the donut so that they are secure. 
And carefully place the toothpick through the center of the donut.
 
It's okay if the toothpick isn't perfectly centered or is slightly visible, it won't be as noticeable once in the bag.
Once I put them in a Ziplock bag however, I was a little deflated about how they looked. There was too much space and they looked very "soccer mom" to me. (Not that there's anything wrong with that...).
So I folded the bag over, taping about 1/3 of the bag to the back of the remaining 2/3.
I cut strips of scrapbook paper, folding it over the tops to cover the blue Ziplock closure, stapling the bags at the top and both sides.  
 
Despite the three staples they were pretty easily to tear into, the scrapbook paper just slid right off once torn.
 
I used two scrapbook patterns in purple and pink, which are her wedding color and accent color.
Overall they were a huge hit and were really easy and cheap to make.