In the last issue of Focus on the Coast Weddings, we featured a doughnut hole cake that is perfect for your next party! It is a simple show stopper that all of your guests are sure to enjoy. Honestly, the hardest step in the process is calling ahead to your local doughnut shop and making sure they can accommodate your doughnut hole order. It should take 1 hour from start to finish. Happy “cake” making!
1 Styrofoam cone (any craft store should have these)
(17 7/8″ X 4 15/16″ In)
150 doughnut holes (we bought ours from Dunkin Donuts- make sure to call ahead and make sure they have enough)
Wash your hands
then take your cone and start inserting the toothpicks along the base.
It will take multiple toothpicks per doughnut hole. So just scatter them throughout.
Start sticking doughnut holes onto toothpicks.
I found it easier to do this in segments than all at once (you will be way less likely to get stabbed by a toothpick). I started at the bottom and worked my way up – if you are using glazed doughnut holes then I recommend having wet wipes ready! Your hands will get pretty sticky.
Continue filling in the styrofoam cone until no white space is left.
Once the cone is full you can leave it as is or add flowers!
That’s it! It really is that simple.
The newest Focus on the Coast Weddings issue is here, and we couldn’t be happier. It’s a wonderful feeling seeing our finished product in paper and ink, but it took hours and hours of preparation to get to this point. As soon as the first magazine was released, we met with our editorial team to begin the brainstorming process for issue number two. Over the course of a few hours, we had decided which articles and spreads we wanted to incorporate into the magazine, and got down to work.
The first step in bringing together any spread is defining the idea. This means constantly searching for inspiration. Although we use Pinterest and other magazines as a reference, we don’t want to limit our imagination. We want to bring you new ideas! So when somebody says they want to shoot a spread inspired by salt water taffy, we’re all ears. We also rely heavily on our team’s hive mind, so a lot of time is spent tossing around ideas over coffee. Slowly but surely, a unique concept comes to life.
Then you have to find everything you need, a task that can be daunting when starting from scratch. From plates and lighting to photographers and models, we’re responsible for sourcing each and every detail that makes up a spread. Luckily, we live in Wilmington, where there is an abundance of spectacularly talented wedding professionals who are always up to the task of helping us create a beautiful magazine.
Below you’ll find some behind-the-scenes shots featuring the people that are typically behind the camera, but do so much for us.
We are so thankful for the talented contributors that took these visions and gave them life on the page. Thank you especially to all of the talented photographers that made this issue a reality!