You don't have to be Homer Simpson to be obsessed with good donuts. Humans are physically incapable of passing up on that sweet, fried goodness. From gourmet bakeries to day-old gas stations, you can get your donut fix practically anywhere. But some places are taking their donut love to the next level with cool donut art that'll make you wonder whether that baker's dozen belongs sitting on your table or hanging in an art gallery.
Spell it doughnut or donut, the pastry art is really blowing up. Whether it's abstract, kitschy, or surprising, cool doughnuts provide almost as much food for thought as they do actual food. The eye-catching donuts below will make you crave some sweet deliciousness and maybe even a trip to the Met.Whether your tastes tend toward the bright, funny, minimal, or just plain beautiful, these next-level donuts will make your stomach growl and your inner artist purr. Take a look at these amazingly cool donut pics and get hungry and impressed.
For Donut Fans Who Need Their Space
Vegan Galaxy Donuts This is as far as my procrastination took me today - making galactic treats for my sick boyfriend ) Simple Donut Recipe: 1 cup all-purpose flour 1/2 cup raw cane sugar 1 1/2 tsp baking powder 1/4 tsp salt 1/4 tsp nutmeg pinch of cinnamon 1/2 cup soy milk 1 tsp apple cider vinegar 1 tsp pure vanilla extract with seeds 1 tbsp ground flaxseed mixed with 3 tbsp water 1/4 cup vegan margarine (Nuttelex or Earthbalance) 1. Preheat the oven to 180 and grease a donut tray. 2. In a mixing bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients. 3. Mix together the soy milk and apple cider vinegar and let it sit for a few minutes until it thickens. 4. In a small saucepan, melt the soy milk, vanilla, flaxseed (the egg replacer) and margarine over a low heat until the butter has just melted (Do not let it boil/simmer) 5. Combine both wet and dry ingredients until a soft dough forms. 6. Using a teaspoon, spoon the mixture evenly into the donut holes, flattening out with your finger for best results. 7. Bake for 12 minutes. They are done once they have firmed up and a toothpick comes out clean (they don't need to 'brown') 8. Pop them out of the moulds and then allow to cool completely before icing. GALAXY ICING: 2-3 tbsp melted coconut oil 2-3 tbsp soy milk 1 2/3 - 2 cups powdered sugar Vegan natural food dye (Red and Blue) 1. Whisk together the melted coconut oil and soy milk and slowly begin to whisk in the powdered sugar until you reach your desired consistency. Adjust liquids if you need to. 2. To achieve the 'galaxy' effect: (This is quite hard to explain, but if you've ever done marbling as a kid using coloured dye it is essentially the same thing) 3. Using small separate bowls I worked with a little bit of icing at a time and I simply dispersed drops of vegan friendly food dye around the white icing, swirling with a spoon. Adjust the colours/saturation as you'd like. 4. Simply dip and twirl a donut halfway into the icing and gently slide it out and you'll get that 'galaxy effect' ;) 5. Dusted with vegan edible food glitter. Inspired by @h.rebel