A tiny donut box

My older daughter is almost 8 and this is her first year in a full day brick and mortar school because we were homeschooling. So the best thing happened… after all of the fears and worries of sending her off she got the best teacher ever… no for real – the best teacher! She is sweet and kind and loving, but also gets the kids to be respectful and somehow they come home loving every minunte.
he kids have worked all year putting marbles in a jar for good behavior (and losing them for poor choices) that they earned a marble party. They decided on a pajama movie breakfast party (I guess it was a compromise).  My daughter volunteered us to make minidonuts! We have an adorable Wilton minidonut baking pan. But it makes 12 at a time! It takes for ever to finish because a regular batch of dough can make about 8 or 9 batches. We use this batter from Krissy’s Creations. It tastes great the first day, pretty good the second day, and well ehh on the third day – so be warned. We put the batter in a ziplock bag and cut off the edge so that we could fill the pan easily. They cooked up nice and easy – but waiting for 11 minutes to cook for each batch for 8 batches is a crazy time commitment! Then comes the fun part – the decorating. We use candy melts in different colors, melted Hershey Bliss on some, and a simple glaze of powdered sugar and milk on some, and finally cinnamon sugar on the last batch. The cinnamon sugar was amazing and definitely tasted the best. You just melt butter and dip the donut in it and then dip in a mixture of cinnamon and sugar. Delicious! We also made the attempt to make some brownie donuts just using a brownie mix, but alas I couldn’t get them to come out cleanly. I searched pinterest for tips and was unsuccessful, I’d love to hear any ideas.
Because Miss Thing’s teacher is so wonderful I thought it would be fun to make her a little box of donuts just for her. This way she had a least 6 donuts that weren’t touched by the kids as they search for the ones they want. I made a little .pdf for you of this box layout.
Printable Minidonut box (holds 6 mini donuts) donutbox.
Here is what to do:
donutbox1. Print out the pdf onto cardstock, regular paper isn’t thick enough.
2.Cut slits down the sides of the orange. You can see below the cut out. You want to cut the pink side to half the width but keep the orange the full width because it is going to fold over.
3. Fold all the fold lines. Fold anywhere white and colored meet.
4. Then fold the white parts of the pink side into the orange and tape and then fold the left over orange over to cover it and tape.
Is this confusing? I can draw a picture if you need one – just let me know.
5. Do this to both sides.
6. Get a piece of plain card stock and do the same stuff to it. I trace around the top when it’s done and then make the inside rectangle a little smaller so the lid fits snug over the bottom.
So all you need is 2 pieces of cardstock, a printer, some tape and scissors… it really is easier than it sounds.

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One Response to “A tiny donut box”

  1. Becky February 11, 2013 at 10:28 am # Reply

    Wow. You will never cease to amaze me with your creativity and patience.

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