Gluten Free Rainbow in the Sky Donuts

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For all donuts lovers out there alike, this one's for you! 🥳🍩💖



These donuts are A LOT of fun to make and I think this is actually some of the most fun I've ever had with baking and crafting because of how cute they look when they're ready to eat and how amazing they taste! 🎉💖


For this baking activity, there are three major aspects of fun involved:


1. Watching the blue royal icing glaze drip off the donuts (it's mouthwatering to watch!)

2. Making the rainbow out of fondant (which is a colorfully fun and highly satisfying task!)


And...


3. Eating them! (It's hard to eat just one. I mean, good luck eating just one. Seriously!)



To make these donuts, you will need the following supplies:


🍩A standard donut baking pan

🍩Your favorite gluten free vanilla cupcake mix (YES! You can make donuts with cupcake batter- I used Lilly Bean by Pastry Base Gluten Free Vanilla Bean Cupcake Mix and oh my goodness- my mouth is watering with every bite I take! The texture is excellent and the bold taste of vanilla bean really pops!

🍩Pastry piping bags

🍩Rainbow Sprinkles, if desired

🍩Meringue Powder (to make royal icing with plus any other additional ingredients necessary like confectioner's sugar and water- this can be purchased online)

🍩Blue gel food coloring or color of your choice

🍩 Wire cooling rack

🍩Pink, Yellow, Green, and White Fondant (Satin Ice is gluten free!)

🍩Cloud or flower shaped fondant cutter


Next, follow the photos step by step to make these wonderful cuties!


Step 1:


🌈Prepare the batter and preheat oven according to instructions on packaging. 🌈Lightly grease the bottom of the donut baking pan.

🌈Place batter into pastry piping bag and pipe batter into donut pan.

🌈 Bake for around 12-14 minutes or until light golden brown around the edges. You can also test with a toothpick for doneness.



If you'd like, place colorful sprinkles on top of your donuts before baking them:



And once the sprinkles are done baking, they will look all pretty and colorful like this:



I didn't put sprinkles on all of my donuts, but for that added crunch, feel free to do so.


Once they are done baking and have cooled completely, start making your royal icing glaze according to instructions on packaging. Add a drop of blue gel food coloring and combine.


One by one, dip each donut into the royal icing glaze and watch. it. drip. Mouthwatering!



Start making your rainbows with fondant by rolling a generous amount of each color into a large ball. Roll the fondant onto your kitchen countertop surface into one long, thin strip using the palms of your hands until you have little strips that you can cut to make this rainbow shape:



Place the first color onto your donuts:



The second color:



The third color:



And last but not least, to make the clouds, you will either want to use a cloud or flower shaped fondant cutter like I used below:



Place the clouds onto the donuts... and there you have it!



The HAPPIEST donuts you will ever eat!



Enjoy!


💖Color on Forever and Always,

Ariel









*Disclaimer: The above content including photos are copyright owned by Colored in Flour, LLC. When using this step by step guide and posting re-creations to your social media, please credit. In addition, any other opinions are my own and this is not a sponsored post, as I am not affiliated with any of the brand names mentioned above, unless specified.

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