Disney Recipe: Celebrate Mickey’s Birthday with Paint Palette Donuts

Family baking days make up some of our best memories, so we love it when Disney drops a fun new recipe the whole family can get in on.

©DisneyFamily

Mickey Mouse’s birthday is coming up on November 18th, and these Mickey Paint Palette Donuts are just perfect for the occasion!

These bright, mouthwatering donuts will bring an artistic flair to your kitchen and a fun way to celebrate both Mickey’s birthday and the release of The Wonderful World of Mickey Mouse on Disney+.

Mickey Paint Palette Donuts ©DisneyFamily

Lucky for you (and us!) we have the recipe for the Mickey Paint Palette Donuts! First, gather your ingredients.

Ingredients and Tools for Mickey Paint Palette Donuts ©DisneyFamily

Now let’s get started!

Directions

  1. Lightly dust a cutting board with flour. Roll two loaves of bread dough each to a thickness of 3/4 of an inch. Be sure to pierce any large visible air bubbles in the dough. Use the art palette cookie cutter to cut out four donuts, then use the 1″ round cutter to make a finger hole in each palette shape. Transfer the donuts to a baking sheet lightly dusted with flour. Cover with plastic wrap and allow to proof for about 10 minutes, until slightly puffed.
  2. Roll the third loaf of bread dough into a 14 x 5-inch rectangle approximately 3/4-inch thick. Pierce any large visible air bubbles in the dough. Using a sharp knife, cut out four 6 x 2-inch rectangular donuts. Transfer to a baking sheet lightly dusted with flour. Cover with plastic wrap and allow to proof for about 10 minutes, until slightly puffed.
  3. While you wait for the donuts to proof, fill a large pot with about 3 inches of vegetable oil. Heat the oil to 340°F. Once the donuts have proofed, use a greased, flat spatula to slide two donuts at a time into the hot oil. Fry for about 30 seconds on each side, or until golden brown. Place the fried donuts on a rack-lined baking sheet as you finish frying the rest of the donuts.

    Fried Donuts ©DisneyFamily
  4. Fill the donuts with jam or pastry cream using a piping bag (optional). Pour each glaze into a large, shallow dish. Dip the tops of the donuts into either the vanilla or chocolate glaze. Decorate the tops of the rectangular donuts with sprinkles while the glaze is wet.

    Glaze and Sprinkle the Donuts ©DisneyFamily
  5. To create an edible paintbrush handle, dip a cut breadstick into green or yellow candy coating. Attach a chocolate chip at one end of the stick. Place on a parchment-lined baking sheet to dry. Dip the breadstick in the coating once more, then allow to dry.

    Creating the Paintbrushes ©DisneyFamily
  6. Create the middle section of the paintbrush by rolling the white fondant out to a thickness of 1/16 of an inch. Cut out a small triangle, then trim off one point. Use a small food brush to apply some silver luster dust to the larger piece. Tuck two points under to create a cone-like shape.

    Making the Silver Paintbrush Middle ©DisneyFamily
  7. Make a paintbrush tip by dipping a chocolate almond in the white candy coating. Allow to dry, then dip into the coating a second time. When the coating is just set, drag a fork across the almond a few times to create bristle marks. Dip the tip of the coated almond in orange or blue frosting.

    Use an Almond to Create the Paintbrush Tip ©DisneyFamily
  8. To make the art palette donuts, use rainbow-colored frostings to pipe small Mickey Mouse icons on top of the donuts. To make a paintbrush bar donut, place a breadstick handle, silver piece of fondant, and dipped almond on top to create a paintbrush.
    Mickey Paint Palette Donuts ©DisneyFamily

    Ta-da! While there are a lot of small steps to making these donuts, the process seems fairly easy. And the donuts definitely look like they’re worth the time spent in the kitchen! We can’t wait to make these Mickey Paint Palette Donuts to celebrate Mickey Mouse’s 92nd birthday!

    Are you planning anything fun to celebrate Mickey’s birthday this year? Tell us about it in the comments!

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