I have had a few people ask me to post picture of the "Donut Cake." So here it is.
Carly had an awful time deciding what kind of birthday cake she wanted. She then decided a donut cake. I was baffled at first but, then came up with the idea. I took 2 boxes of cake mix and baked in an Angel food cake pan. I then made mini-donuts in my mini-donut maker. You could used store bought mini donuts.
Here's the Recipe I used for the mini donuts-
Basic Donut Recipe-
1 c. Flour
1/2 c Sugar
1 T baking Powder
1/2 C milk
1/2 t vanilla
4 T oil
Mix dry ingredients together. Add egg, vanilla and milk and beat 1 minute add oil and beat 1 minute more.
2 c. powdered sugar (the sugar must be sifted)
1 T milk (adding in more if needed for proper spreading consistency)
1 T light corn syrup
1/4 t. almond extract (can use 1/2 teaspoon vanilla in place of the almond)
food coloring if desired
In a small bowl mix the confectioners sugar with milk (start with 1-2 tablespoons, you will likely need more milk for the perfect spreading consistency). Beat in corn syrup and almond extract until the icing is smooth and glossy (if the icing is too thick add in a small amount more of corn syrup).
I then iced the cake but left the center hole un-iced. I then placed the mini-donuts all around the outside of the cake. I filled the center hole with donut holes from Dunkin Donuts. My daughter was turning seven, so I took a Shish-Kaboob skewer and bent it into a "7. Finally, I filled the "7" skewer with donut holes and secured it into the center with additional donut holes. Overall, I was pleased.