Build your own Donut Birthday Cake

donut birthday cake with cake stand and personalized cake topper | personalized cake toppers by Avalon Sunshine

Hello friends!  I don't know about you, but in my house, we love to celebrate EVERYTHING with donuts!  Birthdays are certainly no exception!

Donut Birthday cake with cake topper | Cake topper by Avalon Sunshine

I understand that sometimes you just gotta grab your favorite flavor out of the box (and maybe throw an elbow) before someone else gets it.  But...for a special birthday celebration, it's fun to be a little fancy. 

This honestly takes less than 2 minutes.  I think we can all handle 2 minutes of prep work, even if it's early in the morning, right?  All to make the birthday kid feel special!  Start the day off right with some frosting and sprinkles!  

 Box of donuts to build a donut cake  box of donuts for birthday donuts

You don't REALLY need instructions because this is so easy, but here's how I put together this beautiful stack of sugary goodness.  I started with a dozen donuts from the local grocery store and a 10" cake stand.  I love plain white serving dishes because they can be used for any occasion! 

Layer 1:  Use 5 donuts, or as many as you need to fill the empty space on the bottom.  TIP: If you don't FILL the space on the bottom layer with donuts really well, the next layer of donuts won't sit evenly.  Then you might end up with a leaning tower of donuts. 

  Donuts for birthday donut cake


Layer 2: Add 4 more donuts; this time it's OK to leave a little empty space in the center.  If you have a variety of donut flavors, it's fun to stagger the different frosting colors on the plate.  Not necessary, but definitely prettier that way! 

Donuts for birthday donut cake


Layer 3: Top with the final 3 donuts!!!  If you needed more donuts on the first couple of layers and don't have 3 left,  it will still look great with two donuts on the top. 

Donuts for birthday donut cake

Then TRY to keep little hands off the donuts long enough to add a personalized cake topper. 

Donuts for donut birthday cake

Name cake toppers are the fastest and easiest way to personalize a stack of donuts!  Doesn't that make the plate look 100 times more festive?  

      donut birthday cake with name cake topper | personalized cake toppers by Avalon Sunshine

 Here is where you can order a cake topper with your own kiddo's name!  There are so many color options in the shop! 

personalized name cake topper | Avalon Sunshine

Avalon Sunshine cake toppers are the easiest way to decorate your cake without any stress or decorating skills.  They work great for traditional and non-traditional cakes...home-baked and store bought cakes. LET'S CELEBRATE! 

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