What could be better than Winnie the Pooh Eeyore Donuts inspired by Disney’s Christopher Robin movie? Winnie the Pooh has stood the test of time, and now you can create a fun treat for your Winnie the Pooh parties or movie watching nights! Here’s a DIY step-by-step recipe for Eeyore Donuts from Winnie the Pooh.
Winnie the Pooh Eeyore Donuts
Winnie the Pooh characters are some of the most beloved Disney characters. With the release of Disney’s Christopher Robin movie, the nostalgia and sentiment are coming back full force. It’s hard to pick a favorite Winnie the Pooh character. I love Pooh Bear for his love of snacks and honey, Tigger for his exuberant personality, and Eeyore, because well, everyone has an Eeyore in their life.
Winnie the Pooh Eeyore Donuts Recipe
Makes 15 Donuts
Eeoyre Donut ingredients:
1 C flour
1/3 C sugar
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
2 tbsp unsalted sweet cream butter, melted
1 large egg
1/3 C + 1 1/2 tbsp whole milk
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
Eeyore Donuts Vanilla glaze ingredients:
1 C powdered sugar
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
1/4 tsp kosher salt
4 tbsp whole milk
Black gel food coloring
Black cookie icing
Grey tube of Fondant (Found at Michaels)
Red tube of Fondant (Found at Michaels)
Pink tube of fondant (Found at Michaels)
Ivory tube of Fondant (Found at Michaels)
Bow Tie Fondant mold (Found at Michaels)
1/2 C powdered sugar
Winnie the Pooh Eeyore Donut Directions
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and spray a doughnut baking pan with baking spray.
In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt.
In a small bowl, whisk together egg, milk, butter, and vanilla extract.
Combine the wet ingredients in with the dry ingredients and mix until well combined.
Spoon batter into doughnut pan and bake for 10 minutes.
Remove from oven and allow to cool for 6 minutes before removing and placing the doughnuts onto a wire rack.
Repeat steps until all batter is used.
Or you can make it easy on yourself and buy plain cake donuts at the store.
How to Make Winnie the Pooh Eeyore Donut Ears
Using the grey fondant, pinch off about 2 1/2 tsp of fondant and roll into a ball.
Roll the ball in between your hands to form a long piece.
Using your fingers, lightly flatten the fondant log into a long flat piece of fondant.
Pinch off about 2 – 1/8 tsp of pink fondant.
Roll the pink fondant into balls and then roll them into logs.
Flatten the logs into long flat pieces.
Using your fingers, lightly get them wet under water.
Brush your finger along the middle of your grey disks to leave a trail of water. Water acts as a glue when working with fondant.
Carefully lay the pink flat piece onto the grey flat piece of fondant.
Repeat steps for 29 more ears. You will need a total of 30 ears.
Allow to sit to harden while you make the glaze.
Vanilla Glaze Directions:
In a large bowl combine the powdered sugar, vanilla, salt and milk and mix until combined
If the glaze has powdered sugar clumps still, mix in another tbsp of milk
Mix in 1-2 drops of black coloring and mix until combined. You want a light grey shade.
Decorating Directions for Eeyore Donuts
Make sure that your wire rack is on top of a larger cookie sheet so that when you pour the grey glaze onto the doughnuts, the glaze will not drip onto the counter
Allow the doughnuts to dry for 10 minutes.
Once the 10 minutes are up, carefully lift one of the ears up.
Lightly get your finger wet and brush it on the edge of the top of the ear.
Carefully place the top of the ear on the side of the Eeyore donut.
Repeat steps with the other Eeyore ear.
Set aside while you mold your fondant bows.
Using a small pointy paint brush, dip it into the powdered sugar.
Brush the powdered sugar into the fondant mold.
Pinch off a piece of red fondant and push it into the mold.
Allow the fondant to sit there for a few minutes before pushing the bow out of the mold.
Repeat steps for 14 more bows.
Lightly brush water onto the back of the bow and place the bow onto the bottom middle of the Eeyore donut.
Using the ivory colored fondant and repeat the steps that you did for the ears.
Carefully shape the ivory into a bean shape for the base of the mouth.
Lightly wet the back of the ivory fondant piece and place onto the top middle of the donut.
Using the black icing, pipe a line down the center of the Eeyore donut.
Pipe hair onto the top part of the donut and then pipe stitches down the center.
Next, pipe a dot on both sides of the Eeyore donut for the eyes.
Pipe a line above the eyes for Eeyore’s eyebrows and pipe a dot on the ivory fondant for the nose.
Allow to dry for an hour before enjoying your Winnie the Pooh Eeyore Donuts!
CHRISTOPHER ROBIN opens in theaters August 3rd!