Colorful Homemade Donut Glaze – A Subtle Revelry
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Colorful Homemade Donut Glaze

Colorful Homemade Donut Glaze

How to make colorful donut glaze

While I am a frosting fanatic – glaze is fairly new to me. We did a trial run making glaze on our cinnamon rolls this Christmas and it was so good! Today since the kids are home on holiday we’ve decided to try our hand at glazing homemade donuts in pretty colors. Glaze is easier to use than frosting for making donuts look smooth, and it tastes really great.

Using this glaze is an easy way to take any treat up a notch, I even think it would be awesome for frosting cakes.

I am surprised how easy this glaze is to make. With this yummy recipe you can create sweet treats in any color of the rainbow! I am partial to pink as always. :)

Homemade donut glaze

How to make colorful donut glaze

To make the colorful donut glaze you will need:

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1-2 drops of pink food coloring
  • Colorful sprinkles for decorating

DIY colorful glaze for donuts

Colorful Donut Glaze

To prepare the colorful donut glaze;

  1. Whisk together the powdered sugar, water, and food coloring in a bowl.
  2. Adjust consistency of the glaze, by adding a small amount of sugar if it’s too watery, or adding water if looks too thick.
  3. Repeat in a couple different bowls to get various shades of color.
  4. Pour the glaze over the donuts, cookies, apples or cakes… Seriously, this would be amazing on almost anything.
  5. Add sprinkles, candies, or jimmies while the glaze is still wet and allow the donuts to set before eating (if you can help yourself!).

Enjoy a holiday/Monday/everyday treat that is just as amazing tasting as it looks.

(Photography ©Pixel Stories/Stocksy United).


  1. Alyson

    18 January

    Ah! These are gorgeous!

  2. Yeah!! A reason to dust off my donut maker!!! These look so pretty!!!

  3. OMG! They look so tasty…:D

  4. Eden Passante

    4 February

    These are so cute! Love the bright colors!

  5. […] I am a sucker for all things pink, sweet, and Valentine clad – sometimes a large and graphic piece thrown in the mix is exactly what […]

  6. wow!! looks amazing colorful donuts!! my kids will love this dish.. please share recipes of these donuts??

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