Olympic Donuts and King Arthur Mini-Donut Maker

Friday, February 12, 2010

Mini Olympic Donuts
Vancouver 2010 Mini-donuts with powdered sugar glaze and one with Nutella

Whoo Hoo! The Winter Olympics in Vancouver start today!

Born and raised in Los Angeles with no snow, I'm not a winter athlete (heck, I'm not a summer athlete either!), but I love grabbing a mug of hot chocolate and watching the Winter Olympics. And I think the mascots are cute! Miga the sea bear (part whale and part bear) is adorable!

So, I made some Olympic mini-donuts to celebrate the start of the games! Which can be translated into "the beginning of my sleep deprivation watching the Olympics..."

And I wanted to tell you about my mini-donut maker. I got this months ago and am finally posting about it.

Mini Donuts
If you've been reading my blog for awhile, you know I'm all about the Bundt, the miniature and the Hello Kitty.

Mini = Freakin' Cute.

My friend JustJenn has a mini-donut maker. Williams-Sonoma sold it for only one year. I've tried to distract her and steal it from her. I've checked eBay for one. No dice.

Mini Donuts
For something crazy cute, check out JustJenn's Coffee and Donut Cupcakes. Too cute.

Mini Donuts

I mentioned this dilemma on the blog and Wendy of Pink Stripes told me that King Arthur sold a donut maker. Holy Smokes. I bought it within HOURS of this comment.

It's very similar to JustJenn's but hers makes 7 donuts while mine makes a half dozen at a time. They are baked so they come out like cake donuts, not like a fried Krispy Kreme donut. And since they are mini, well, you can eat a bunch!!

Mini Donut Maker - $39.95 on the King Arthur website - as of today, it says it isn't available! Bummer!

Mini Donuts
These are very cute and mini. The V-day candy is for scale.

Happy Olympics! Happy Valentine's Day! Happy Lunar New Year! Whew! Lots going on this weekend! :)
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Natalie said... [Reply to comment]

okay, you are so cute. i can't stand it.

Beth said... [Reply to comment]

Oh my, I LOVE those olympic donuts!! And I think I might need to email KAF to see if they can get the donut maker back in stock...they're awesome about stuff like that!

Debbie said... [Reply to comment]

Oh they look so good. I love the colored glaze on them. Nice way to celebrate!!!!

Unknown said... [Reply to comment]

Ack! I want a mini donut maker that is amazing! Hopefully they will sell it again somewhere :D

Those are so cute!

vanillasugarblog said... [Reply to comment]

omg now I NEED a donut maker! you kill me!

Nutmeg Nanny said... [Reply to comment]

These are so cute!

kirbie said... [Reply to comment]

Oh these are so cute. I wanted to go out and buy one right away until you said it's not available. What a perfect way to kick off the Olympics!

DailyChef said... [Reply to comment]

Your mini-donuts are so cute! I hadn't realized just how small they are until that last "to-scale" picture. Mm...donuts...

Great way to celebrate the start of the Olympics!

Rosa's Yummy Yums said... [Reply to comment]

They look so cute!



Jessie said... [Reply to comment]

that is adorable.

Amy said... [Reply to comment]

This is the cutest post and I so want that donut maker! I am going to have to watch for that one to become available again.

Unknown said... [Reply to comment]

Yes, I am SO excited about the Olympics starting tonight!! Which events are you looking forward to most?

These donuts are adorable - love them. I didn't know KAF sold a mini donut maker either, but I might need to look into getting one someday :)

Memória said... [Reply to comment]

These doughnuts are so cute!!!

Trish said... [Reply to comment]

Wow...very cool indeed! I am sitting here...moments away from watching the opening ceremonies....right here in my 'own back yard' almost! Could NOT afford the tickets but my volunteer friends who have seen the rehearsals, and are sworn to secrecy....say it is going to be incredible! Ta...thanks for sharing.

joanh said... [Reply to comment]

fun! i love the frosting you did on them...

Nanette said... [Reply to comment]

So cute! I want one! (A pan AND a donut!)

Mary Jo said... [Reply to comment]

These are awesome!!! I"m right there with you in regards to being a native angeleno with not much experience with snow but I love the Olympics :) Have fun at Sundays class...

Linnee said... [Reply to comment]

The mini-donuts are absolutely adorable! And they look really yummy, too! :)

Tia said... [Reply to comment]

i just finished watching the opening ceremony on tv. the olympics is right in my very own city! v. cute bakes and blog btw. love it.

Esi said... [Reply to comment]

Since this donut maker is no longer avail, can I come over for some donuts??? Pleeeeeeeaaaassseee????

Monica H said... [Reply to comment]

freakin' cute is right! I love all the colors and I must get one of those donut makers!

Jane said... [Reply to comment]

What a pity this cute donut maker has become so elusive. Your Olympic minis are perfectly adorable. You are always on the cutting edge, Miss Food Librarian (cutting cake, cutting pie, cutting brownies, etc.)!

Tessa said... [Reply to comment]

These are way too adorable and perfect!

Lucy said... [Reply to comment]

Your doughnuts are adorable - I love the pretty Olympic themed colours! I too have a doughnut maker and must be using it more often :)

the southern hostess said... [Reply to comment]

These are adorable. I'm so impressed.

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

Okay, totally and completely NOT a sports person so I am not paying any attention to the Olympics, but those mascots are ADORABLE. And that is probably the only Olympic-related comment I will make for two years, I am really sad.

But whatever, I can appreciate how cute Olympic-themed doughnuts are, and I'll repeat everything I hear during the news segments on NPR about the Olympics to pretend I know what I'm talking about.

2.46% said... [Reply to comment]

These donuts are too cute! They look delicious as well.

I am so excited about the Olympics, too! I have the schedule bookmarked and the tv is on all day. It's amazing how much fun it is to watch even when you have zero knowledge of what they're doing.

Engineer Baker said... [Reply to comment]

Ack! You know my love of mini *anything*... These look abso-freaking-lutely adorable!

Anna M. said... [Reply to comment]

I must order that mini donut maker!!! I have the KA catalog and I want to buy everything in it...so flipping cute!

Eliana said... [Reply to comment]

I never knew there was such a thing as a donut maker. I need one like right now! hehe

betty geek said... [Reply to comment]

Way too cute for words. I am so getting one of these! Woo hoo for donuts!

emily said... [Reply to comment]

ahh!!! i love these! not to mention i've been craving doughnuts like crazy.

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

you can buy the mini donut maker on perpetualkid.com

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

i also saw a mini doughnut maker just like this one at MACY's in the kitchen ware department! Go figure!

fransa86 said... [Reply to comment]

Can you recommend a good baked donut recipe?

The Food Librarian said... [Reply to comment]

@fransa86 Dear Fransa86, I'm sorry, I haven't made baked donuts. But Lara Ferroni has a book called Donuts that I believe includes baked recipes: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1570616418/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=1570616418&linkCode=as2&tag=foodlibr-20 .

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