Just Make a Donut Tree For Your Party

Donut Tree

Your next fête​ needs this adorable  no-bake donut tower.

Donut Tree

An easy dessert that doubles as the cutest-ever party decor? *nods head yes* This quick donut tree project is a total crowd-pleaser — learn how to make one for your next birthday party, bridal shower, baby shower, or brunch bash.

STEP 1: CHOOSE YOUR DONUTS

Donut Tree

You can use any store-bought donut holes; plain, cinnamon-sugar, glazed, powdered, even filled. You’ll need about 5 dozen for one tree.

STEP 2: PICK YOUR COLORS & DECORATIONS

Donut Tree

Choose one or more candy melt colors for your tree.
Pick a mixture of sprinkles, sanding sugars, and other edible decorations.
Grab a styrofoam cone from any craft supply store, 6 or 8 inches tall.

STEP 3: BUILD YOUR TREE

Donut Tree

  • Melt candy in the microwave until smooth, about 1 minute, stirring halfway through.
  • Dip donuts in the melted candy coating and sprinkle with decorations while still warm; let cool.
  • One at a time, press a toothpick into the styrofoam, then press a donut onto the toothpick until the tree is covered.

Psst: To build the tree faster, cover the entire tree with toothpicks, about 1/2 inch apart, and then press the donuts onto the tree until covered.

You can make the donut tree overnight or up to 8 hours ahead; just wrap gently with plastic wrap and refrigerate if any donuts contain a perishable filling.

Donut Tree

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