How to Decorate Doughnuts Like a Pro!

How to Decorate Doughnuts Like a Pro!


Step 1: Make the Glaze

If you want to make colorful glazes, make the white glaze and then divide into separate bowls. Add a few drops of food coloring to each bowl, in the colors of your choice.


Classic White Glaze

  • 1 cup confectioners sugar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp. milk (dairy or non-dairy), or hot water

Sift confectioner’s sugar into a bowl. Add the vanilla and the milk or hot water 1 tablespoon at a time, mixing with a spoon in one direction until frosting is smooth.

Optional: Divide the glaze into separate bowls and add a couple of drops of food coloring to each in the colors of the your choice.

Classic Chocolate Glaze

  • 1¼ cups confectioner’s sugar
  • ½ cup cocoa
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • 3–4 tbsp. hot water

Sift cocoa powder and confectioner’s sugar into a bowl. Add salt. Whisk with a fork to combine. Add the hot water 1 tablespoon at a time, mixing with a spoon in one direction until frosting is smooth.

Step 2: Glaze

Dip each doughnut into your preferred glaze. Use wax or parchment paper to catch the drips.


Step 3: Decorate

Choose your toppings and sprinkle them on top before the glaze sets.


Need a good dough recipe? Try this one.


Miriam Szokovski is the author of the historical novel Exiled Down Under, and a member of the Chabad.org editorial team. She shares her love of cooking, baking and food photography on Chabad.org’s food blog, Cook It Kosher.
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