When I was a kid my mom had a cookbook all about how to make creative cakes with nothing but a round cake pan, a bundt pan and a square pan. She made caterpillars and castles and Snoopy and all sorts of amazing creations but I don't think I ever saw a donut. It's so simple it just slipped under the radar.
There has been some pretty severe snowy weather all over the country lately, let's take advantage of it! Have you ever made your own ice cream out of the snow in your own yard? I haven't, but I'm hoping we get another dumping of powder at some point so I can try my hand at this nearly instant, customizable snack. Talk about being seasonal, this is one of the most ecological dishes I've ever seen!
Oink Oink! I know there's fruit hidden in there somewhere, and fruit is pretty good for you right? I think it's a good plan to hide it in a bright candy coating and tell the kiddos that it's nothing more than a sugary treat.
My nieces and nephews don't have birthdays coming up any time soon, but once July rolls around, guess what their favorite auntie has in store? Dipping a mini cupcake in icing and sprinkles sounds like so much fun it should be illegal.
Someday I want to coat my whole arm in icing and dip it in a vat of sprinkles. I wouldn't know what to do next, sadly, once I'm thoroughly spackled with hardening icing and sugary bits. I wouldn't want to eat it, I just want to take pictures of it maybe and call myself "Ol' Donut Arm". I guess just a donut will do.
I don't think you can make an actual, normal cupcake with booze in it, so this is a perfect variation. With all the new cupcake and whipped cream flavored vodkas on the market now you can make all sorts of boozy faux baked goods. This is the kind of baking I can get behind.