I feel like I’ve been juggling a million things in the last couple of weeks, and this week in particular is kind of the tipping point of crazy town. So I’ve been calling on friends (and Jeff) a lot recently to help me with a few things. And I really want to do a little something nice for them to say thanks for being so great. Naturally, I thought donuts! Everybody loves donuts, right?
So, I put together some thank you labels for boxes filled with DIY baked goods.
I made the tag with Makr – an iPad app, where you can customize a variety of designs/ templates for practically any paper goods you can think of. But they are no longer in business from what I can tell, so I would recommend using something like Canvas, which is just as easy.
Here’s how you can make the color blocked donuts that go inside those thank you boxes…
-Pink Bakery Boxes (I asked my local bakery for a few and it cost me $1.50 for 3)
-Powdered Sugar Donuts or Yeast Donuts (FYI the powdered ones look better than the yeast ones when finished)
-Color Mist Edible Spray in Various Colors (available at JoAnn’s and Amazon)
-3×5 inch sheet of paper (to block the edible color spray in certain areas)
How to Make Colorblocked Donuts
Place a powdered donut on a plate to protect other surfaces from the edible spray.
Then cover over part of the donut with a piece of paper.
Lightly spray the uncovered area. Wait until dry.
Then cover the sprayed area and spray additional colors in the same way, for a color blocked look.
Once dry, place the donuts in a small bakery box, add a thank you label (don’t forget the ‘Eat By’ date), and you’re done.
How to Make Ombre Donuts
You can also create ombre donuts super easily by building up color at the bottom and then very lightly spraying upward from there.
If you’re pressed for time, this is a super quick way to dress up store bought donuts, but if you want to make your own donuts instead, there are lots of great recipes out there. This one looks like a good one to try.
Aside from a last minute thank you idea, this would be a good project to try for Easter too. You could even stick the donuts in plastic Easter eggs for the holiday egg hunt.
Concept, photography, and styling by Brittni Mehlhoff
What do you think? Do you like the ombre or color blocked version best?