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Pumpkin Donut Tutorial

I’m back with another fun bakery post this week! Since we’re all gearing up for Halloween, and since everybody loves donuts, I’ve created a pumpkin donut tutorial. And just to let you know, this post is sponsored by Rich Foods, but I thought up the project all on my own! Since a lot of us don’t have time to make some elaborate treat from scratch, this tutorial takes out most of the work. You can pick up some pre-made mini donuts from the grocery bakery section, and the rest is pretty much just melting, dipping, and eating! Read on for a giveaway and the full tutorial!


The whole premise behind #GiveBakery is to inspire us all to show appreciation for the people in our lives just because. My “just because” for this project is all the “grownups” who think they’re too old to do Halloween. You’ve gotta take time to eat total junk food and act completely ridiculous, friends!!!

Pumpkin Donut Tutorial

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Pumpkin Donut Tutorial
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Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 16
  • Pre-made mini powdered donuts
  • White or orange candy melts
  • Orange gel food coloring (if using white candy melts)
  • Green chewy candy, like Laffy Taffy, Airheads, or Starburst
  1. Separate any broken or crumbling donuts, and lay out the good ones on a sheet of parchment or wax paper.
  2. In a microwave-safe bowl, heat the candy melts according to the package instructions. Be careful not to overheat them because the chocolate can scorch or seize up, which you can't fix.
  3. If you used white melts, use a toothpick to add a few drops of orange gel food coloring. You want to be sure to use gel, not regular, because the liquid in the regular could cause the chocolate to seize up.
  4. Grab the donuts one at a time, and dip them ⅔ of the way into the melted chocolate. Pull the donuts back out with a swirling motion to evenly coat them. Immediately set them on your sheet of parchment paper to cool.
  5. While the donuts are cooling, roll the green candy between your hands until you have long, thin ropes of it. Use a sharp knife to trim small segments. Dip the ends into the chocolate to "glue" the stems onto the pumpkins.
  6. Optional: You can use the extra candy to make pumpkin "vines," and you can dip a paintbrush into food coloring to paint stripes onto the pumpkins.

6 DIY Halloween Projects to Make Now . How To-sday

Halloween Spider Truffle Recipe

Tarantula Brownie Truffles

Halloween is ten short days away, people! Are you having a Halloween party?  These six DIY Halloween projects are perfect for a party, but they’re fun for any reason, really! Those tea light holders would actually tide you over through Thanksgiving, honestly! The year I made them, they lasted a ridiculously long time. If you make any of these projects, I want to see them!!! You can share your creations in the comments on a post, or share them on social media, and be sure to hashtag them #shrimpsaladcircus so that I can find ‘em all. I love to see how different crafters re-interpret my projects!

I haven’t figured out yet what I’m getting into this year, but I’m sure my first Halloween in DC will provide plenty of opportunities to dress up and be completely ridiculous. :) Between work, launching my shop this month, blogging, and several freelance/side projects, I haven’t had time to decorate the house this year. In fact, I don’t even have a costume picked out yet… I’m going to try to throw a few things together this week, so I thought that in case you’re as last-minute as I am, you might be able to use some inspiration! Just click the links beneath each picture to be taken to the tutorial. Let me know if you have any questions about any of the projects, and I’ll get right back to you!

Halloween Spun Sugar Spiderweb Dessert

Spun Sugar Spiderweb Dessert

Halloween Skeleton Card Tutorial Final Lo

Sombrero Skull Halloween Cards

Halloween Spider Drink Stirrers Tutorial

Spider Cocktail Stirrers

Gold Pumpkin Tea Light Candle Holders

Gold Glitter Pumpkin Tea Light Holders

Halloween Caprese Appetizer Recipe

Halloween Dead Body Caprese Salad


7 DIY Halloween Costumes for Geeks

Super Mario Brothers Group Halloween Costume

Super Mario Brothers by Diary of a Crafty Lady

I love Halloween. How fun is it to dress up as something completely ridiculous (or adorable, scary, whatever…) and just goof off for a night? And if you have kids to torture dress up, you get to have even more fun! I mean, look at that tiny little star from the Super Mario Brothers up there or the super enthusiastic mini R2-D2 down here. These seven DIY Halloween costumes for geeks should give you some inspiration if you need a last-minute idea for Halloween. Most of these could be put together in a hurry, but even for the more elaborate ones, you still have plenty of time to get crafty!

If Halloween costumes for geeks don’t quite fit the bill for you, check out some of my Halloween costume roundups from holidays past: silent film stars (couple costume);  no-sew; Halloween makeup for guys; Halloween makeup for ladies; DIY costumes for groups, couples, babies and kids, pets – everyone!; costumes for couples; costumes for ladies

DIY Halloween Costumes for Geeks

The Tardis by Topless Robot

DIY Baby R2D2 Halloween Costume

R2-D2 by Bit Rebels

DIY Treasure Troll Halloween Costume

Treasure Troll by Brit & Co

DIY The Sims Halloween Costume

The Sims Plumbob by The Twins Owning It

DIY Lego Halloween Costume

Lego Minifig and Lego Block by wikiHow

DIY 404 Error Halloween Costume

Error 404 by Cristina Marie

DIY Frodo Baggins Halloween Costume

Frodo Baggins by Max Fischer