Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Doughnut Cupcakes

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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