• DIY Halloween Donut Hole Ghosts

    donut hole ghostsI’ve seen a few different versions of cake pops decorated as ghosts before and of course we all grew up on the tootsie pop/tissue ghost variety, but I thought it would be really much more simple and cuter to make powdered donut hole versions covered in mesh and some string for a sweet Halloween treat. Really, you don’t need much of an excuse to eat more donuts this month. I’m not sure how donuts became an October tradition but I’d like to go on record as most definitely not complaining about it. In fact, I’m still salivating over that apple cider donut recipe from a couple weeks ago.

    donut hole ghosts
    donut hole ghosts supplies

    Keep reading to see how to make these spooky Halloween treats!

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    Donut holes
    Mesh cut into squares
    Royal icing
    Black construction paper
    Hole Punch
    Candy sticks


    Step 1: Cut squares of mesh about 5 x 5 inches

    donutholeghosts3Step 2: For each ghost, hole punch 2 black dots for the eyes and cut an oval for the mouth

    donutholeghosts4Step 3: Carefully insert the candy stick  into the donut hole, wrap it evenly with mesh and tie a piece of string underneath

    donutholeghosts5Step 4: Using royal icing (here’s a recipe), stick the eyes and mouth onto the outside of the mesh. You might be tempted to use glue, but if you want those donut holes edible you’ll need to stick to edible glue (aka royal icing!)donut hole ghosts

    You can either use them as cake topper, or stick them in covered styrofoam for a simple party spread. Or, in our case, just eat them one by one. A tip, make sure you remove them by from the cake or styrofoam by the stick, not the head!


    1. Andrea said… October 24, 2013 7:01 pm

      I am going to do these for my daughter’s kindergarden class. Thanks for the wonderful idea, the kids are sure to love them 🙂

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    4. Miss R said… October 16, 2013 12:54 pm

      So cute!!! I now want to do this and bring it at work for Halloween! Thank you for the inspiration! J’adore!

    5. Katie said… October 16, 2013 12:14 pm

      So cute! I might do this and bring them into work on Halloween.

    6. Patricia said… October 9, 2013 8:12 am

      This is a great idea and so cute!

    7. Wendy Ballster said… October 8, 2013 8:51 pm

      Love it!!

    8. Gen said… October 8, 2013 2:32 pm

      This is incredibly cute and really easy to make! Thanks for sharing (:

    9. Katherine K said… October 8, 2013 1:34 pm

      These are so cute, love the idea and really easy!

    10. Camille said… October 8, 2013 12:15 pm

      Super cute and great idea as a cake topper or party favors!

    11. Lisette Wolter-McKinley said… October 8, 2013 12:10 pm

      I like these as an alternative to the Tootsie Pop ghost you see everywhere.

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