How To Make A Giant Donut Cake | Cakegirls

Everyone loves donuts, am I right? So, it only makes sense to have a Giant Donut Cake in your cake making repetoire to whip up whenever the occasion arises. You can only create so many round birthday cakes with piped flowers and writing. Sometimes, you have to mix it up a bit and this all occasion Donut cake is what you call a crowd pleaser. Can you sculpt this cake by hand?..yes, but what a headache. We used a donut shape cake pan to cut the time in half and make the starting shape a no brainer. We iced the donut in buttercream to avoid the struggle of trying to make fondant fit a donut shape, but we kept fondant on top so we could brush it with a bit of glaze for that donut shine. This cake is easy to make and will work for 100 different occasions. You can use our Classic Chocolate Cake Recipe or our Vanilla Cake Recipe if you want to make the cake from scratch or you can easily opt for a box mix. But, you'll want to make homemade American style buttercream. Our go to recipe is Brenda's Bakery Buttercream  because it's delish and easy to smooth out. Recipe Notes: You'll need 1 1/2 batch of Brenda's Bakery Buttercream for both the interior pink filling and the exterior icing.