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DIY Doughnut Hole Decorating Kit

Today, we’re sharing a simple yet festive way to kick off the lazy days of summer with DIY Doughnut Hole Decorating Kit!

Several weeks ago, I stumbled upon a post about how Dunkin’ was selling DIY doughnut decorating kits across the US and it immediately got me thinking. 

Truthfully, I don’t ever remember not having access to doughnuts.  When we were little, we would buy them in a sleeve at the Jiffy Store. 

On Saturday mornings and for special occasions we’d go to the bakery and pick out a doughnut that was heavily iced and loaded with sprinkles.  

My Mom told us stories of being in graduate school and waiting for the little red Krispy Kreme light to come on so she could finally take a study break ?

Given I live about an hour from the nearest Krispy Kreme and about 45 minutes from the nearest Dunkin’, I’ve had to get pretty savvy about learning how to make doughnuts at home.

I usually make cake doughnuts for the littles when they’re visiting because they’re quick and easy. And most of the time they like to help in the kitchen. 

I’ve used these doughnut pans to make everything from

patriotic strawberry doughnuts

to spice cake

and even gingerbread doughnuts which were a surprising hit.

Doughnut Decorating Kit Inspiration…

Recently, I was on the phone with my niece chatting about the end of the school year and what it felt like to finish school while safe at home orders were in place.  

Honestly, the kids have all handed the transition like champs.  I’m sure it hasn’t been easy on their parents to work full time while trying to home school. But the kids have all adjusted better than I expected.

So, to help them kick off the lazy days of summer and celebrate getting through the end of the school year without all the pomp and circumstance they’re used to, I decided to create my own version of Dunkin’s kit with a DIY Doughnut Hole Decorating Kit.

This DIY Doughnut Hole Decorating Kit is super easy to create and doesn’t take a lot of time to put together either. 

In fact, I was literally able to buy everything on the same day which makes it a great gift idea without a lot of extra fuss. 

Here’s a look at how you can create a DIY doughnut hole decorating kit to surprise someone you love too…

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DIY Doughnut Hole Decorating Kit Supplies:

After you have gathered all the supplies, assemble everything in a box, basket or bag.  The doughnut hole pans are pretty long. So, keep that in mind when you’re choosing a container.

What I like about this DIY Doughnut Hole Decorating Kit is that you can easily customize the cake mix, candies, and icing depending on the flavors your family likes best. 

One of my nephews doesn’t like things that are super sweet. But he loves things that are sour.  So, I’ll probably add a small box of sour candy like Nerds in his basket.

The other thing I like is that doughnut holes are bite sized which makes them shareable and an activity everyone can create together.

It’s still hard to believe we’re on brink of summer already, you guys! I know it might not look exactly like what we were expecting at the beginning of the year. But I’m hoping we can all find special ways to celebrate. 

These DIY Doughnut Hole Decorating Kits are a great start because they can be easily gifted and enjoyed no matter what the season!

Let us know if you decide to make your own version of this DIY Doughnut Hole Decorating Kit too.  Until next time, I’ll see you on Instagram, Facebook and Pinterest.

A Few Other Easy DIY Treats for the Littles You Might Enjoy:

Many blessings,


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  1. This is the cutest idea! Being gluten free, when we have doughnuts, I usually make my own…store or bakery bought are expensive. I know the littles would have fun decorating their own! Thanks for sharing!

    1. Thank you, Linda! I think they’ll have a great time with these too. I was on the phone with my baby sister just the other day and she asked her son why his teeth were brown and he said, “I just ate a chocolate doughnut!” So, I think these kits are going to be a hit. Hope you’re having a happy week, hugs, CoCo

  2. CoCo – we just know that the littles loved you and your fun idea! You had our rapt attention at the mention of “doughnut”. We too love driving by a Krispey Kreme shop and spotting the “Hot Now” sign LOL. Thanks for sharing this sweet idea!

    1. Oh my word, you know those kids love anything donut related ha ha! They’ve been so good about all the transitions and missing graduation this year so I knew we had to do something special to help them kick off summer. Fingers crossed their Mom will be ok with all the sweet stuff 🙂 Sending you guys hugs and hoping your week has been fabulous, CoCo

  3. What a great idea. I am an avid couponer and I can see cutting costs with food c/os and a 40% off c/o at Michael’s or Hobby Lobby for the pan! I make theme baskets for my church’s Christmas bazaar; I think this would be a hit!

    1. Thank you, Kathy! Michaels will sometimes have a buy one get one half on Wilton cake pans like this and the 40% off coupon always helps too. I love that the sprinkles come in a smaller and less expensive pack as well to help make things festive. I’m so glad you’ll be able to use this idea at your church Christmas bazaar – it’s super easy to put together! Hope your week has been a happy one, CoCo

  4. Coco
    I agree kids have surpassed our expectations amidst the chaos and have champed the change so well. My girls have handled the transition so well. Bless them.
    And I think it’s only fair I treat them with your lovely looking doughnuts. The decorations will outsmart the unders. Happy week Coco!

  5. Such a cute idea and totally doing this. We actually have a donut and donut hole maker. Love it! Pinned

    1. Thanks so much, Cindy! We love donuts any time of the year and have a donut pan but this is the first time any of us have tried donut holes so I’m excited and the littles are too! Sending you hugs and thank you for pinning, CoCo

  6. This is such a great idea – I am sure my kids would enjoy this activity! We have the same mini donut pan and have been enjoying making treats in it. Zucchini donuts are our favourite!

    1. That sounds so good, Katerina! Zucchini muffins are my favorite so I can only imagine how good zucchini donuts must be. I’m excited to try them now and the littles will too. Thank you! Hope you’ve had a great week, CoCo

  7. You are dangerous for those of us watching our calorie intake LOL It’s a great, fun, feel-good idea. Thanks for sharing at VIintge Charm! xo Kathleen

    1. Speak to my heart, Kathleen! I got on the scale this morning and I was shocked 🙂 I’m thankful these donut kits went home with the littles ha ha! Hugs, CoCo

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