Post # 1
So for our wedding we are going to be collaborating with a local business that is locally famous for its incredible and unique donut offerings! We are forgoing cake in favor of creating our own custom donut flavor! The only thing is I am at a LOSS of where to start! Mostly because you have to think about the flavor of the donut, icing, and toppings, but also the colors!
I really need some inspiration and ideas. They create donuts from almost any food inspiration, from candy bars to chicken ‘n waffles (seriously). I was thinking maybe I should look at cupcakes too for inspiration, but idk!! Help!
Here is a pic of (sort of) our color palette, if it helps!
Post # 2
- Wedding: June 2016 - Charleston, SC
Unfathomably: What about a blueberry donut with a lemon topping? Maybe not a lemon frosting, as that might be too much, but possibly a neutral flavored icing or a glaze with lemon garnish?
Post # 3
Ooooo I love donuts! What a fun idea!!
I would say to worry more about flavors than color coding but in terms of the colors you provided, for the red/pink you could do raspberrry/strawberry. For the dusty blue you could do blueberry. For the yellows you could do some sort of lemon meringue. For the orange you could maybe do creamsicle? I don’t know how this would actually taste but you could do like a cream filled donut with orange icing.
For non fruity flavors, I’m a big fan of maple! I also love chocolate anything or hazlenut or nutella!
Post # 4
Unfathomably: the first thing i thought of when i saw your inspiration colors is macarons!!
Post # 5
Can you do multiple flavors?
I’m doing cupcakes, and we knew we wanted: A chocolate base, something fruity, and something with a cream cheese frosting (so we’d have something for everyone).
Based on the variety factor, I’d do:
Something light and fruity (I love lemon bluebery, or lemon raspberry, or strawberries and champagne)
Something fancy like pistachio, meyer lemon, vanilla bean.
Something simple like chocolate mint, boston cream, maple, or jelly filled
Post # 6
Unfathomably: Almost every day of my life, I would absolutely kill for the chance to eat a regular ole glazed donut (peach-orange family). I don’t do food coloring (I can taste it) , so any unnatural colors are out for me.
Post # 7
Our colors were similar to the flowers in your picture: peaches, succulent greens and creams. We did cupcakes, macarons and shooters for our dessert table.
Raspberry french toast, chocolate peanut butter and Patron margarita for the cupcakes.
Strawberry ice cream, pistachio and vanilla salted caramel for the macarons.
Banana pudding and strawberry shortcake for the shooters.
Post # 8
We had donut holes at our wedding 3 weeks ago (2300 of them). We had the following flavors:
Blueberry, glazed, powdered, chocolate and cinnamon. We had equal amounts of every flavor. We had no glazed left over, and very few blueberry left. Those were the two favorites! Not sure if this helps, because they weren’t too crazy, but I also think people like simple.
Post # 9
- Wedding: September 2014 - Merritt Winery
Any doughnuts are good. We had doughnuts instead of a cake too! We ended up picking our favorite doughnut. It was a triangle shaped stuffed with angel cream and apple/blackberry jelly and topped with powdered sugar.
Post # 10
Skip the blue unless you’re willing to do a blueberry flavor with colors that are much darker and more like a natural blueberry. People are frequently put off by foods that occur in colors that don’t occur in nature, so pale blue donughts might go uneaten and wasted. The peach and yellow colors give you a lot more opportunity because so many natural foods come in that spectrum.
Perhaps a cake donut with cinnamon sugar topping (not icing, more like the crumbles that come on top of a coffee cake) for those whose tastes are more towards the savory; a lemon filled or lemon cream filled; and a vanilla orange iced would be a good assortment!
Post # 11
Horseradish: I like the lemon idea, I agree about the colored cake part. I was already thinking the base had to be vanilla or chocolate. I’m actually thinking I am leaning towards a yellow vanilla base with a pink lemonade flavored cream cheese frosting with crushed pink and clear rock Candy on top for some sparkle, maybe even a little edible gold glitter or gold spray on them! I want them to be just as pretty as they are tastey! 🙂
Post # 12
Is there anything special that you and your FI like? It’s going to be spring/summer so maybe strawberry shortcake or apple pie? very random thoughts here…lol. I love rasberry or blueberry with lemon.
Post # 13
Are you only doing one flavor, or multiple flavors? is it one big donut or plates/tiers of donuts?
Post # 14
Unfathomably: I’d avoid the gold, because it looks nice but is another one of those things that brings out strong negative reactions in people when they decide what to eat. Gold flake looks too much like tinfoil or other stuff you’re not supposed to eat (and if you’ve ever drank Goldschlager, you know what happens the next morning… and you really don’t want your guests commenting on that…), so those donuts might get passed over just by nature of their appearance. No point in spending all that money if no one is going to eat them so stick with the ideas and styles that look more familiar!
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