When you know someone who adores doughnuts, and she's eight months pregnant, and it's hot as can be out ... well, what could be better than a cupcake with a doughnut garnish. to indulge all those late pregnancy cravings.
Yes, you heard that right. Doughnut Garnish. As in, cupcakes topped with doughnuts. Two sweet treats in one.
I brought these to book club on Sunday, and the cupcakes and a gift card were a little surprise for Katie, who's expecting her second baby in just another month.
The idea here is to try to have a little variety, since a box of doughnuts always has so many flavors, icings, fillings and sprinkles, and there's sure to be something everyone likes. So although all of the cupcakes were chocolate, I topped them with various buttercreams from my freezer - vanilla, chocolate and a lavender-colored blueberry buttercream. Pretty sprinkles and sparkling sugar. And mini powdered doughnuts.
If you go to a real doughnut shop, I'm sure they'd have more mini varieties than just the powdered ones I bought at our grocery store. And if you want to be really, really ambitious, you could even fill the cupcakes with a little jam, lemon curd or custard before frosting them. Mmmmm.
The doughnut cupcakes were enjoyed by all. Even the non-pregnant ladies. Because sometimes, that's just the way you've got to roll at book club. We even talked about the book a little bit, too...
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