UPDATED 2019 and still the best wedding donuts we’ve ever seen!
Would you rather serve a stack of yummy iced doughnuts in lieu of traditional wedding cake? Or, would you like to offer guests a coffee + donuts break mid-reception? You’re not alone! We’ve found six ways to turn ordinary donuts into wedding donuts with six different ways to serve them with inspiration from real brides like you! Read on to find out how to make donuts look lovely… and incredibly delicious!
1. Serve donuts on a platter with flag picks.
Tie in your colors (blue + white, perhaps?) with these adorable flags placed in stacks of iced donuts. Place plenty of these platters as part of a dessert bar with tongs for guests to grab + go.
2. Serve powdered donuts with milk (+ pie).
What goes better with powdered donuts than milk? Serve up milk in adorable vintage glass milk bottles, like so, and striped straws (or polka dotted straws) to make them irresistible. Pie is optional; we think it’s a nice touch.
3. Serve powdered donuts on glass with handmade flower decor.
Make a stack of powdered donuts look even lovelier with handmade flowers to add a decorative touch + incorporate your wedding colors. Paige of Paiges of Style created this beautiful powdered donut tower for Cake Events Blog and she shares a little secret to save money: these are simply Hostess powdered donuts, which I love because they’re a personal favorite (and easy to buy in bulk). She shares the full how-to tutorial here using her own handmade fabric flowers. Lovely!
4. Stack ’em up like a wedding cake!
Skip the wedding cake altogether and craft a donut wedding cake like this:
5. Serve donuts on an ornate candle holder.
This candle holder with crystal drops as decoration doubles as an elegant donut stand and a decorative piece.
6. Serve coffee and donuts with cleverly crafted skewers.
Serve up coffee and donuts for guests with these custom coffee cups and handcrafted skewers! You can get really cute handmade coffee cup sleeves like these here.
How to Make Your Own Donuts
Want to make ’em yourself? You go, DIY girl. A friend of mine received this donut maker as a bridal shower gift and it looks like a lot of fun! I’ve never tried it myself, so I can’t vouch for it, but I’ve considered buying it to get it a whirl. I guess I’m nervous about having dozens of donuts around the house, just asking for me to eat them. Haha.