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Donut Birthday Cake Ideas

Updated on January 17, 2018
Photo Credit - Marvistamom
Photo Credit - Marvistamom

I am so excited to share a very Unique take on making a Birthday Cake. Personally this is new to me and I came across these recently while doing some Birthday Party Cake research. Now I am a big fan of Cupcakes at Birthday Parties and the use of a Cupcake Tree, but I never even thought of creating a Birthday Cake from Donuts.

I am so excited about this idea and and I will definitely be making a Donut Birthday Cake for my Husband's Birthday since he reminds me way too much of Homer from the Simpson's and we all know he loves his donuts. Shhh don't tell him. Seriously though - who does not love Donuts?

So I am going to share some Donut Birthday Cakes others have created and when I make mine you know it will be featured here as well.

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Powdered Donut Birthday Cake
Powdered Donut Birthday Cake

Creating a Donut Birthday Cake

Creating a Donut Birthday Cake could not be any easier to do. I think the hardest part about making one will be deciding what flavor donuts you want to use. Do you just love the idea of no baking?

I think with Donut Birthday Cakes it is all how you stack them really. Yes you can also add some extra decorations if you like, but you can also get nicely decorated Donuts and not have to do that either.

You can even use tiered Cake Stands or if you want place them on your Cupcake Stands instead of the Cupcakes. How fun does this sound? Maybe it is just me I get easily excited about things like this.

Think of how happy you can make a Krispy Kreme Donut Lover or one who loves their Dunkin' Donuts. These Donut Cakes are for any age and just scream FUN.

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Krispy Kreme Donut Cakes

So as I was saying - Krispy Kreme Donut Lovers would welcome their Birthday Cakes to be a big pile up of their Favorite Donuts. The pictures to your right are some creations made using Kripsy Kremes. I do not know where I have been and why I have never seen these before, but the possibilities for Donut Cakes are endless.

I did not grow up eating Krispy Kremes and do not have any near me, but I do know that people go CRAZY for these donuts - so what a great way to celebrate on their birthday.

Do you know they have Banana Donuts? WoW - I am behind on Donuts Huh?

You can visit the their website to see if they have a location near you: Krispy Kreme

What a SWEET Story

Now this is a SWEET Story. This couple got married and since the Groom has a lifelong obsession with Krispy Kreme Donuts the couple decided it would be most appropriate to have a Krispy Kreme Doughnut Wedding Cake. I love when people do creative things out of the ordinary and this is great. I bet their wedding cake was the talk of the party and it looked great.

In addition to the Wedding Cake they made a similar Kripsy Kreme Birthday Cake for their Child's First Birthday to carry on the tradition.. Now that is just adorable and look how pretty with the ribbons and Butterflies.

You should visit this Dad's Blog it is so fun to read - he is a SAHD trying to get a handle on things and it is funny ~ You can visit it here:


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Donut Robot Birthday Cake

Now this is absolutely so creative and I love it!! So Simple, but yet so Awesome at the same time. It just makes you think that you can get so creative just using Donuts and laying them out a certain way.

Using Battery Operated Tea Lights for the Light Up Eyes and the Wax Lips - this Donut Cake has to be my favorite hands down.

To See Step by Step Directions Visit:

How to Make a Donut Birthday Cake


It is all about Stacking

I really like the way this was stacked and maybe also because it uses some of the Eclairs (The Long Donuts) and some Donuts cut in half. Very creative in the way it was put together. My husband loves Eclairs so I may have to lean towards a design like this one when I make his Donut Birthday Cake.

This Donut Birthday Cake was actually made for a 5 Year Old girl who insisted her cake be made of Donuts. So her mom did what we all do and gave in to the request, but instead of sticking a candle in one Donut she created this cake which made one little girl very happy.

She also shares Step by Step Directions on how she put it all together and you can see that here:

How to Make a Donut Cake (and keep a birthday girl happy)

Donut Cake Photos for more Inspiration - These are Amazing

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Donut King Birthday Cakes
Donut King Birthday Cakes
Birthday Donut Bot - Love this one
Birthday Donut Bot - Love this one
mypapercrane's photostream via Flickr
mypapercrane's photostream via Flickr
Donut Kabobs
Donut Kabobs
Krispy Kreme Donut Cake
Krispy Kreme Donut Cake

Look Donut Snowmen - How cute is that?

From Very Healthier & Family Fun
From Very Healthier & Family Fun
The Party Animal
The Party Animal

Donut Bunnies made by Me

So I started this page right before I was doing My Easter Baking and I thought to myself after I saw the Donut Snowman that I could play off of that and create Donut Bunnies. So I did just that and they are too cute. They were fun to make and the limit to Donut creations is only your imagination. They are great for an Easter Party or to Celebrate Spring.

If you want to Step by Step Directions on how I created the Donut Bunnies - they just go here:

How to Make Donut Bunnies

mmmm Giant Donut
mmmm Giant Donut
Williams-Sonoma Giant Cake Pan Set
Williams-Sonoma Giant Cake Pan Set

I could not forget about the Giant Donut Cake

You did not think I would not add in the Giant Donut Cake did you? The Giant Donut Cake is also fun for Birthday Cakes and has been used quite often to replicate Homer's Donut. mmmm Donuts.

To make a Giant Donut Cake you can bake your cake in a Round Ring Cake Pan - which is similar to a Bundt Pan, but nice and smooth like a donut.

Or Williams-Sonoma Carries a Giant Donut Cake Pan Set that gives both the Top and the Bottom.

Creating your Homer Donut Cake

If you are looking to make a Homer Donut Cake it is not too hard to do at all. Just bake your Giant Donut Cake in one of the pans I suggested above. Make sure you tint your frosting PInk - hat is Homer's favorite. Then add some Sprinkles and top it off with a fun Homer Simpson Figure and there are so many to choose from. See Easy !!!

Now those look YUMMY
Now those look YUMMY

How to make Donuts - Get the kids into the kicthen !!

Get in the kitchen with the kids and make some Homemade Donuts. The video to your right is great and shows you how to do it Step by Step - I like this version because they are Baked not Fried and maybe we can say a tiny bit healthier to eat.

The Video is made by Nicko he is Australian and the ingredients are called by different names, but they are the same as what we have here in the US.

Here are the Ingredients Needed:

1/2 cup castor sugar (Regular Fine Sugar)
2 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 cup of milk
50g melted butter (3 1/2 Tablespoons)
2 cups plain flour
2 tsp baking powder
1 and 1/2 cups icing sugar (Powdered Sugar)
1 egg
Assorted coloured sprinkles

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      8 years ago

      I used this idea for my son's 16 th birthday. He's never liked cake but is obsessed with donuts so this was perfect :-)

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      10 years ago

      Mr Roboto RULES!!!

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      10 years ago

      @Sandyspider You can still have healthy living and sneak in a Donut every now and then - I might have to try Healthy living - well maybe Monday - lol

      @KCC Big Country Those Snowmen are my favorites and that I why I made some Rabbits to show all the things you can do - so many things you can create with Donuts - who Knew? Well now you have the idea. I also love the Robot.

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      10 years ago from Central Texas

      What cute ideas! My favorite was the white powdered donut snowmen. However, I also like the robot. Sure makes serving easier too. Thanks for sharing!

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      Sandy Mertens 

      10 years ago from Wisconsin, USA

      I want that giant donut cake pan. Shame on you. I'm writing about healthy living and then see your donuts. Nice hub.


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