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Celebrate Mickey’s Birthday With These Paint Palette Donuts

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Release your inner artist and celebrate Mickey’s birthday with this magical recipe for Mickey Paint Palette Donuts. Decorated with a brilliant array of rainbow-colored frosting, turn plain donuts into works of fine art. Scatter on some sprinkles for an extra splash of color and each delicious dozen becomes a masterpiece! 

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Mickey Paint Palette Donuts

Ingredients

  • 1 48-oz. package frozen bread dough (3 loaves), thawed
  • Bench flour
  • Vegetable oil, for frying
  • 1 cup vanilla donut glaze
  • 1 cup chocolate donut glaze
  • ½ cup jam or 1 cup pastry cream (optional)
  • Rainbow sprinkles
  • 2 grissini breadsticks, cut into 3-inch inch pieces
  • 4 chocolate chips
  • ½ cup green candy coating, melted
  • ½ cup yellow candy coating, melted
  • ¼ cup white fondant
  • Silver luster dust
  • 4 chocolate-covered almonds
  • ¼ cup white candy coating, melted
  • ¼ cup each of red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple, and white frosting
  • 5-inch art palette cookie cutter
  • 1-inch round cutter
  • Small food brush
  • Piping bags

Helpful Tip

Always use caution when handling sharp objects and hot contents. Please supervise children who are helping or nearby.

Directions

  1. On a cutting board lightly dusted with flour, roll two loaves of the bread dough each to a thickness of ¾ of an inch. Pierce any large visible air bubbles in the dough. Use the art palette cookie cutter to cut out four donuts. Use the 1-inch round cutter to cut out a small finger hole in each donut. Transfer the donuts to a baking sheet lightly dusted with flour, then cover with plastic wrap. Proof the donuts for about 10 minutes until slightly puffed.

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  2. Roll the third loaf of bread dough into a 14 x 5-inch rectangle, approximately ¾-inch thick. Pierce any large visible air bubbles in the dough. Use a sharp knife to cut out four 6 x 2-inch rectangular donuts. Transfer these to a baking sheet lightly dusted with flour, then cover with plastic wrap. Proof the donuts for about 10 minutes until slightly puffed.

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  3. While the donuts are proofing, pour the oil into a large pot until it is filled by at least 3 inches. Heat the oil to 340˚F. When the donut cut-outs have proofed, use a greased, flat spatula to slide two donuts at a time into the hot oil. Fry for about 30 seconds on each side or until golden brown. Place the fried donuts onto a rack-lined baking sheet while you finish frying up the rest of the donuts.

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  4. If using, fill the donuts with jam or pastry cream using a piping bag. Pour each glaze into a shallow, large dish. Dip the tops of the donuts with either vanilla or chocolate glaze. Decorate the tops of the long donuts with sprinkles while the glaze is still wet.

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  5. To create an edible paintbrush handle, dip a cut breadstick into green or yellow candy coating. Attach a chocolate chip at one end of the stick, then place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper to dry. Dip the breadstick in the coating a second time, then allow to dry.

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  6. To create the middle section of a paintbrush, roll the white fondant out to a thickness of 1/16 of an inch. Cut out a small triangle, then trim off one point. Use a small food brush to apply some silver luster dust to the larger piece. Tuck two points under to create a cone-like shape.

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  7. To make a paintbrush tip, dip a chocolate almond in white candy coating, then allow to dry. Dip it in the coating a second time, then let dry. When the coating is just set, drag a fork across the almond a few times to create bristle marks. Finally, dip the tip of the coated almond in orange or blue frosting.

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  8. To make art palette donuts, use rainbow-colored frostings to pipe small Mickey icons on top of the donuts. To make a paintbrush bar donut, place a breadstick handle, silver piece of fondant, and dipped almond on top to form a paintbrush.

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  9. Enjoy!

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