You know that I’m all about quick and easy. You also know that I’m all about simple, yet beautiful desserts. Well, I’m also all about letting your hair down, and being silly once in a while too…. Here is a fun / quick and easy / last minute treat to take to a Halloween Party this weekend!
Little Monster Donuts!
I was reading the news on MSN the other day, and came across some cute breakfast ideas for Halloween. And while I found these on MSN, they were actually from three sisters Jamie, Jodie, and Jennifer’s blog eighteen25, which is an awesome blog, and I’m so happy I came across them!! These girls are freaking adorable…
I’m not much of a Halloween fan…I’m sorry to all of you who are…but it’s just not my bag.
I tend to be a chicken little…
Halloween just makes me a little jittery.
Okay, downright scared.
My brain goes into overtime just thinking of every scary movie I’ve ever seen. And you’re probably thinking “Why does she even watch scary movies then?”… Well, because I love to watch scary movies. And for some reason, my delusional little mind has this crazy notion that if I watch the movie during the day when it’s still light outside (morning is even better), then the movie isn’t so scary…and it really isn’t all that scary, as long as it’s still daylight. But as soon as it gets dark out, the scariest scenes from the movie start playing over and over in my head, and I’m certain that every single noise I hear in the house is a ghost, a demon, a vampire, zombie, or whatever it happened to be in that particular movie from that morning.
Forget going outside.
Forget going down to the basement.
Yep. I’m afraid of the dark. I believe that I’ve mentioned that before.
Prudence, you’re 52, almost 53 years old…
I know. And I bet you a million dollars that there are a lot of people my age who are afraid of the dark, but they just won’t admit it. We all have fears. It’s a natural thing, and it doesn’t matter how old you are… a fear is a fear. Mine just happens to be the dark.
I was actually hinting around to Jessica and Mike the other day, asking them if they were going to be home on Halloween…
“Why? Are you scared?”… Jessica asked me.
“Yes…Yes I am..” I answered her, not caring if I looked like a big wimp in my daughter’s eyes.
I have no pride when it comes to fear.
But anyway…while I’m not a fan of Halloween, I still celebrate…even if it’s on a much smaller scale… and I thought these would be so cute to take to work this morning for everyone. My BFF Cindy and I went shopping on our lunch hour the same day I found these for the fangs and candy eyes…I picked the spiders up on a whim…but I think they look really cute with the monsters… I called ahead and ordered six dozen donuts for this morning….picked the donuts up… and sat for about a half hour in the kitchen at work, adding the fangs, candy eyes, and spiders.
Yep, 72 donuts decorated in about 1/2 hour! Unbelievably easy…unbelievably quick…and it doesn’t matter if they’re not perfect! That’s what makes them so darn cute! While I used glazed donuts, you can use pretty much any type of donut you’d like (Katie mentioned pumpkin spice, which I thought was genius, but it was already too late for me..).
And for those of you who love the gory kind of Halloween… my friend Megan suggested to use a jelly donut so that it looks like blood is coming out of his mouth.. That’s just BRILLIANT, Megan!! She’s such a smart little cookie…
Here is what you’ll need to make these donuts:
(Adapted from eighteen25)
1 dozen donuts, any variety will do.
1 small tube prepared decorators icing
1 dozen plastic fangs
1 dozen pairs of candy eyes
1 dozen plastic spiders for garnish (optional)
Fold the fangs closed, and press deep into the center of the donut. They will open on their own, some will stay partially closed, and others will open wide. Dab a dot of decorator’s icing on the back of two of the candy eyes, and place them just above the fangs. Add the spider.
Double, triple, quadruple, or whatever-uple the recipe for the amount of donuts you want to serve.
Fiesta Friday, at Angie’s blog, The Novice Gardener and her co-hosts Jhuls, from The Not So Creative Cook, and Margy from La Petite Casserole. This is always a wonderful party, filled with some really lovely people showing off their outstanding talents! I hope to see you there!