So this was another attempt at a cute animal shaped donut, but they didn’t come out as successfully as my bear ones.
Last week, I saw a few people twitter the most adorable image: Japanese cat doughtnus. Then Serious Eats picked it up as well. You can view it here. Aren’t they some of the cutest donuts you’ve ever seen?
I wanted to try making my own. Mine didn’t come out as well. First of all, I should have read the post better to understand how to make them. The japanese version uses almonds for ears. I tried using dough, but when I fried them, the little dough ears lost their pointy texture and became flat and round. Not having the pointy ears made a huge difference. I think they look more like mice now, so that’s why I titled them mouse donuts.
Also I didn’t have time for the two tones colors, like the brown and white ones in the Japanese version.
I also don’t have enough skill to pipe properly. I needed someone to hold the donuts steady while I piped, and unfortunately, FH’s hands were shaking all over the place. Eventually, I stopped piping and simply drew in some faces using an edible black pen, but it was hard to draw on the donut icing and I don’t think it looks as cute.
I actually made these using some of the dough from my glazed donuts. Since that recipe yields so many donuts, I went ahead and saved a few to experiment with these. I’ll have to play around with this design some more to see if I can get ones that look closer to the photo I viewed.
I almost didn’t blog about these. They didn’t come out as I hoped and I was having low light issues because of the gloomy weather. But I spent so much time on them, I decided to stick them on here anyway.