Adults couldn’t keep their hands off this donut tower at my daughter’s first birthday. It took a good amount of time to assemble the morning of our event, but I love how striking and tasty it turned out. To tie in the color scheme and add some interest, I decided to cut donuts in half and create a wave pattern down the center. Donut towers are perfect for adding height or balancing out your next breakfast, brunch or dessert set up. I’m sharing materials and instructions below.
- Foam cone
- Foam circle (just larger than base of cone)
- Saran wrap
- Ribbon (color of your choice to wrap around perimeter of foam circle)
- donut holes
- white or colored paper to cover top of foam circle
- Wrap foam cone completely in saran wrap.
- Trace the foam circle onto white or colored paper.
- Cut out the circle.
- Glue paper onto top of the foam circle.
- Hot glue ribbon around perimeter of foam circle so that it is completely covered (no foam should be showing).
- Using 4 or 5 toothpicks, secure the foam cone centered on top of the foam circle.
- Cut donuts in half.
- Using 2 to 3 toothpicks for each donut half, secure to foam cone starting from the bottom up. For the wave pattern, you’ll want to alternate direction of donut.
- Once you’ve finished your donut pattern, completely cover the rest of the tower with donut holes using 1 toothpick per hole.
- Optional: add a large ribbon, paper initial or figurine of your theme to the top of the tower.