Build your own donut tower for next party or event!
It’s wedding season and most weddings have a budget. Here is an easy way to feed your guests something sweet without breaking the bank. Build a donut tower! It’s a creative way to serve guests for a birthday party, bridal brunch, or even your own wedding! This month I am going to show you how I made my wedding cake! Build the structure, order the donuts from Freedom Farms Donut Shop, and this DIY dessert will be a hit with all of your guests at any occasion.
You will need:
- ⅜ inch drill bit
- ⅜ inch dial rod
- wood board
- permanent marker
- measuring tape
- hot glue gun
- glue stick
First you will need to decide how many donuts to order. I took the number of guests I had and multiplied by 1.5. Some other things to consider when ordering: Chocolate glaze donuts, especially in humidity can make for a mess. So if you must have chocolate glaze I would recommend keeping them chilled until presentation. Also, I chose to do only cake donuts; they are very uniform and stack nicely without crushing the donuts below them.
Determine what your base will be by again determining how many donuts you will need. You can get creative with it or just use a piece of butcher block; The key is for the base to be pretty heavy.
On the wooden base mark a spot for each dial rod. Space each mark at least 6 inches apart on all sides so that the donuts will fit but have space between each stack. Then, drill your holes ¾ of the way through base. Be sure that the base is on a flat surface and the holes are drilled straight otherwise the dial rod will appear crooked when placed in the board.
Determine how high you would like your donut tower to be and cut dial rods to that length. I staggered the length of the dial rods for my tower so they were all a little different in height.
Add a small amount of hot glue to each drilled hole and quickly place each dial rod in it. Hold the dial rod firmly in place until the glue has dried and repeat this process until all the holes are filled on the base.
Then, begin to stack your donuts. Donuts should only be stacked 1 ½ dozen high if cake donuts and 1 dozen high if you choose to order raised donuts.
Check out our donut menu online and give us a call to order donuts for your donut tower today!
Originally written by Elizabeth McCauley in the 2016 June Freedom Farms Magazine.