"Do-nut Mind If I Do" Themed Donut Bar

Do-nut Mind If I Do! A donut bar bridal shower is sure to be a bride-pleaser! | SmartyHadAParty.com

Want to wow your bridal shower guests while having a little fun yourself? A donut bar is an easy and versatile idea for the occasion! A "Do-nut Mind If I Do" themed donut bar is also ideal for engagement parties, bridal breakfasts, or wedding brunches. And who doesn't love donuts? Talk about a total bride-pleaser!

This engagement ring tray display will take your bridal shower donut bar to the next level!

To carry out the theme, style your donut displays to look like diamond rings. Start by creating an engagement ring shape by turning our triangular tray upside down and placing it over our round serving tray. Next, place beautiful ombre donuts on both trays to add a splash of color and some "sparkle." A local bakery made our donuts and even matched the donut icing to our new colored cake plates! Finally, top off your display by adding a table number stand on top of a delectable donut tower. The diamond-shaped part of the ring is made from a handwritten tag that says, "Do-nut Mind if I Do!". This stand is perfect for any event as a table centerpiece, entry decor, and a display for signage at any occasion. The stand is great for adding personal touches and carrying out your party theme.

Dip donut holes in caramel and sprinkles to quickly transform them into gourmet treats. Then, show off the donut holes using our trio tray and forks for a spectacular presentation.

We love the trio tray and forks because they are perfect for bite-sized foods and effortless for guests to grab and snack on.

What could take a donut bar to the next level? In my mind, the answer is simple... iced coffee! So that is exactly what we added... a mini iced coffee bar. First, include the must-haves like coffee, creamer, straws, and mugs, but if you want to make your bar more elaborate, the sky is the limit. Adding coffee syrups, cinnamon, sugar, caramel, cocoa, milk, and even Bailey's with labels to match your theme are great ways to make your event memorable and fun.

This Iced Coffee Bar is an excellent addition to any breakfast, brunch, or party!

A Recipe for Homemade Donuts That Melt in Your Mouth

Ingredients:

  • 1 kg of flour
  • 200 grams of butter
  • 8 egg yolks
  • 80 grams of sugar
  • A pinch of salt
  • A little grated lemon peel
  • 2 cups of rum
  • 1/2 l of milk
  • 60 grams of yeast

Preparation:

Beat the yeast with 3-4 cups of milk (subtracted from 1/2 liter), add 2 cups of sugar and 3 cups of flour. When the yeast swells, knead the dough from all the ingredients. The dough is kneaded until all the ingredients are combined, and then it is "beaten" until bubbles appear. Leave the dough covered with a clean kitchen towel to rest until it rises.

Dust the board for rolling out the dough with flour and roll it out to a thickness of 1 or 1.5 cm. Donuts are made with round molds or upside-down glass, then left to rise again for a while. The donuts are baked in 1 liter of oil and heated in a pan with a thick bottom to heat it gently and evenly. Donuts are dipped in oil and baked on each side for approximately three minutes. If the oil is too hot, add a few tablespoons of cold oil.

If you want filled doughnuts, roll out the dough thinner, make a more extensive round shape, put the desired filling on each one (jam, melted chocolate), cover with another round shape, then cut a smaller circle so that the two halves are joined. Fry like the ones without filling. In the end, take it out of the oil, put it on a paper towel to absorb the excess fat, put it on a plate, sprinkle the powder with sugar and cocoa, or cover it with chocolate glaze.

Sweet & Quick Donuts

If you have made a huge stock of flour and don't know what to do with it, or you simply want to eat a sweet that will take you back to your childhood and some calmer times, speed donuts are the ideal choice.

Ingredients:

  • 1 kg of flour
  • 3 cups of yogurt
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 1 cup of oil
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 baking powder

Preparation:

Mix well all the listed ingredients. Knead until the dough begins to separate from the hand. Considering that it is unnecessary to wait for the dough to rise, immediately stretch and take out the donuts with a glass. If you want "hollow" doughnuts, roll out the dough as thin as possible and remove the doughnuts. If, on the other hand, you want "full" doughnuts, leave a slightly thicker dough. Fry them in hot oil and roll them in powdered sugar while they are still warm. If desired, eat them with jam or cream, and they are also great without anything!

Profiteroles

Profiteroles probably originated in France, but they are eaten worldwide. Thanks to the chocolate, they are perfect for real sweet tooths.

Ingredients:

  • Dough
  • 2.5dl of water
  • 100g of butter /or oil/
  • 1 vanilla sugar, a little salt
  • 5 eggs
  • 150g of soft flour

Fill:

  • 2 dl of sweet cream
  • 10 spoons of density
  • 10 spoons of sugar
  • 7 dl of milk
  • 4 eggs
  • 125g of butter

Topping:

  • 1 dl of water
  • 200g of sugar
  • 50g of cocoa
  • 50g of chocolate
  • 1/2 glass of cognac
  • A few drops of oil

Preparation:

The profiteroles must be tiny, small, and no bigger than 3-4cm baked. Dough: boil water, butter, sugar, and salt. When it boils, add the flour and mix for another 1-2 minutes so that it starts to separate from the bowl. When the dough has cooled, add the eggs, necessarily one at a time, and beat with a mixer, a spiral attachment for the dough. A compact mass is obtained, which should be squeezed out with a syringe onto baking paper or made into tiny donuts with a spoon. Don't forget that they grow a lot. Bake them at 250 degrees for 15 minutes without opening the oven.

For the filling, boil the milk (set aside a little to make it easier to mix the eggs and flour), then add the beaten eggs with sugar and thickener and a little milk. Stir the filling until it thickens. When it thickens, add chopped butter to the pieces and stir until it melts. Finally, add whipped sweet cream to the cold filling.

Now it's time to fill the donuts. Take a cake syringe with an extended nozzle with one hole, pierce the donut, and fill it well. When all the donuts are filled, you can prepare the topping.

Bring water, sugar, and cocoa to a boil for the topping. When it becomes even, add chocolate, cognac, and oil.

Here are the items we used to make this coffee bar and our party happen:

Looking for a tablescape to go along with this donut bar bridal shower?

For another bridal shower idea, check out our blog post on Setting Up A Mimosa Bar

Party on, Smarties! With love Smarty had a Party!

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