I can smell the cinnamon and spice in the air! Fall and Halloween are just around the corner. Red and Scarlett have just begun making requests for costumes like Tinkerbell, Alice, and the White Rabbit. They have already been begging me to drag the two Halloween decorations boxes down from the attic to start draping spiderwebs over everything. If I’m honest, I love Halloween, too. My girls trip to Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party only fueled my fire for all things spooky, so let’s get this year started early! My Halloween Mickey Pumpkin Donuts are perfect to kick off the season!
Mickey Pumpkin Donuts Video
Here’s a very short 1 minute video of the donut prep, with visuals to all the steps. Plus some Not So Scary music!
Mickey Pumpkin Donut Process
You can use pre-made donuts or follow the recipe below to make your own baked goods. Either way, the real fun is in the decorating. I grab my Wilton candy melts on Amazon, but I’ve also found them at Joann Fabrics in the cake decoration section.
The mickey pumpkin donut stems are actually Fun Dip sticks taken from the packages and broken into pieces. They are a sweet topper and easy to color with icing!
The piping lines really finish off the donut. It’s just a hidden mickey at this point, but adding the piped eyes and nose give it a little character!
VOILA! Mickey Pumpkin Donuts are ready to go and celebrate the season. When you making this recipe, it creates 15 donuts, so you can treat your favorite neighbors when they come calling.
Mickey Pumpkin Donuts Recipe
Mickey Pumpkin Doughnuts
- 1 C flour
- 1/3 C sugar
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 2 tbsp unsalted sweet cream butter melted
- 1 large egg
- 1/3 C (+ 1 1/2) tbsp whole milk
- 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
Vanilla doughnut icing ingredients:
- 4 C powdered sugar
- 1 tbsp clear corn syrup
- 1/2 C whole milk
- 1 tsp clear vanilla extract
- Orange, Yellow & Green Gel Food Coloring
- 3 disposable piping bags
- 1 box of Fun Dip, Sticks Only cut into 1/3rds
- 1 bag of orange candy melts
- Preheat your oven to 350 degree's and spray a doughnut baking pan with pam baking spray
- In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt
- In a small bowl, whisk together egg, milk, butter, and vanilla extract
- Combine the wet ingredients in with the dry ingredients and mix until well combined
- Spoon batter into doughnut pan and bake for 10 minutes
- Remove from oven and allow to cool for 6 minutes before removing and placing the doughnuts onto a wire rack
- Repeat steps until all batter is used
- Using a standing mixer, combine the powdered sugar, corn syrup, milk and vanilla extract and mix on medium to high speed until smooth and thick
- Scoop about 1/4 C of the icing into each of 2 bowls
- Add a few drops of green to one bowl, Add a few drops of yellow to the second bowl.
- Scoop the green and yellow icings into their own piping bags
- Add a few drops of the orange gel food coloring into the remaining white icing. Set aside 5T of orange icing into a piping bag and set aside.
- Using a sharp knife, cut slits into the top corners of the doughnut for Mickey's ears.
- Place an orange candy melt into the slits
- Place doughnuts onto a wire rack and carefully pour the remaining orange icing onto the doughnuts
- Allow to dry for 30 minutes
- Carefully push in a pixie stick into the top center of the doughnut in between the ears
- Cut the tip of the green piping bag and pipe green icing onto the pixie stick. Make sure the stick is completely coated. Allow to dry for 30 minutes
- Using the green piping bag, pipe 3 lines onto the "Stem"
- Using the orange piping bag, pipe the details of the pumpkin onto the doughnuts. Allow to dry for 30 minutes
- Using the yellow piping bag, pipe the 3 dots onto the doughnuts for the eyes and mouth. Allow to dry completely before enjoying!
Always allow the Mickey Pumpkin Donuts to dry completely before moving to the next step. The icing will slightly harden keeping your artwork intact.