National Doughnut Day on June 5th


on June 3, 2015

Happy National Doughnut Day!

#NationalDoughnutDay is June 5th. That’s inspiring me to blog about Edible Glitter™ on doughnuts. Doughnuts are a great application for Edible Glitter. One type of doughnut in particular is a perfect fit, and that is the powdered sugar doughnut. The reason that I like this application the best is that it is a challenge. Other types of sprinkles, like shots or Jimmies (there are lots of names for these, depending on what area of the country you are from), nonpareils, and colored sugar just cannot stick to a powdered sugar donut. Typically, you need a thick layer of fresh icing to get traditional sprinkles to stick. (The sprinkles are actually pressed into the frosting on the donut.)

What is really neat with Edible Glitter™ is that, because it is a very light flake, it sticks easily to frosting, sugar, or any slightly sticky surface. No effort is needed to get it to adhere to the surface, because the flake is so thin and light.

Powdered Donut with Rainbow Edible Glitter

Coconut Donut with Christmas Glitter

Fall glitter on Apple cider donut

Above you can see a picture of mini donuts with the Edible Glitter, as well as some coconut & powdered sugar donuts with glitter. Check out the Gold Edible Glitter on the apple spice donut for fall!

Donut with blue stars and red flake edible glitter

Even the shiny blue Edible Glitter™ is completely edible. None of the glitter products shown in these picture are craft glitters. They are all 100% Edible Glitter™. To learn more about the difference, check out this prior post.

According to Wikipedia, National Doughnut Day is on the first Friday of June, succeeding the Doughnut Day event created by The Salvation Army in 1938 to honor the men and women who served doughnuts to soldiers during World War I.

With that history, I think the white powered sugar doughnut with the blue stars and red flakes of Edible Glitter is a very fitting way to say “Happy National Doughnut Day everyone!”