Donut Birthday Cake

"This is great for kids although it is my married son Paul and his wife Wendy that request this for their birthdays instead of a traditional birthday cake."
photo by A Marsteller photo by A Marsteller
photo by A Marsteller
photo by Ninna photo by Ninna
photo by A Marsteller photo by A Marsteller
photo by A Marsteller photo by A Marsteller
photo by CHEFDLH photo by CHEFDLH
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  • Place five donuts on a large plate in a circle and pipe cream into each hole.
  • Add another row by topping with four more donuts and pipe cream into each of them as well.
  • Add three more layers, including one donut for the top.
  • Pipe cream into holes and fill in gaps all around the cake, decorate with strawberries and add the birthday candles.

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  1. Countrywife
    Wow! Easy and yummy! I made two for DH's birthday; one for us(a small one) and one huge for work. I used whipped cream for ours and "non-dairy whipped topping" for work since it would sit out for hours and that's more stable. It was a BIG hit! First of the season berries and colored sprinkles dusted on top. I cut the donuts for work in half crosswise for convenience for fingers and people snacked all day. I'm not sure how many it served. Staff, customers, vendors...
    Thank you Ninna! My son wanted a donut cake for his birthday and it was a big hit. I wasn't sure how to "glue" it together so I read the reviews and saw non dairy topping but thought hey it needs to hang out a long while so I used frosting to pipe in the holes and "glue" the layers. I used cake donuts with sprinkles and it came together so well! ChefDLH
  3. Perfect Pixie
    THANK YOU SO MUCH!!! This idea is fantastic. I had it for my 16th birthday as my theme was american. We used glazed doughnuts and sprinkled some sprinkles over the cream. Thanks for posting. Happy cooking. Miss Pixie x x x :D
  4. mydesigirl
    I made this for my DH2B's b-day and he and my DS ate 12 out of 18 of the donuts! They are quite the pigs. They said that it was very good and I think that it turned out very pretty.(It looked like your picture.) Also,very easy which I REALLY like! Thanks!!
  5. Fairy Godmother
    This was the best birthday cake I have ever made. OK it gets great stars just for being so easy. We took my my son and all his friends to play paintball in the mountains for his birthday so time was limited when we returned home. As the day worn on, the party at our house just kept getting bigger and bigger as more neighbours and friends kept getting invited for the BBQ dinner. This saved the day. I stopped at the store and bought a variety of donuts, berries and coolwhip. The kids helped to assemble and this cake was a hit with everyone young and old.


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