These Maleficent Donuts are a super fun way to show your excitement about the Maleficent movie sequel. Plus, they are perfect for Halloween. Or, let’s be honest, just any day! Mr. Serious and the oldest actually checked out the first movie and shared their thoughts.
Have you ever made homemade donuts? Frying can be crazy, but with the right donut pans, baking donuts is much easier. These baked donuts allow for more creativity too so even the most novice of bakers can create these masterpiece Maleficent Donuts.
You’ll want to start with your fondant and the horns because they require one hour of drying time. Using a google image, or freehand, create a horn stencil on paper. You’ll need an exact knife or another sharp source to cut your horns out of the fondant.
Make sure you keep some powdered sugar around for rolling out the fondant to create more horns. The donuts recipe should create around 15 donuts, so use that at your guide for how many you need to create.
Allow the horns to dry for one hour. While they are drying, work on baking the donuts.
While your Maleficent horns are drying, you’ll want to start on your baked donuts and allow them to cool. You will find the full recipe below.
Covering the entire donut with your purple icing, you’ll be creating the backdrop for Maleficent. Yes, you are covering the entire donut. To make them look best, you’ll want to elevate the donut on a wire rack on top of a cookie sheet. This way the purple covers more of the donut and you’ll have an easier cleanup.
Bringing the Maleficent Donut together
Then it’s time to start piecing it all together by placing the horns on the center of the donut.
And you’ll finalize the look of your donut by piping in green icing to make Maleficent’s face. If you wanted, you could also leave the icing white and have her have a white face, as the green, I feel comes more from Sleeping Beauty (which if I’m being honest is one of my least favorite princess movies).
From there, you are ready to go!
I think you will enjoy making these as they are a pretty easy custom donut recipe you can make alone or with your kids. With my girls loving baking so much more than I do, they don’t even like me to assist with Maleficent Donuts.
- 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
- 1 box of Black fondant. This can be bought from Michaels Hobby Lobby, or Walmart in the cake decorating section.
- Google image cut out of Maleficent's horns
- 2 C powder sugar
- 1 exacto knife or pairing knife
- 1 Rolling pin
- 1 Cutting board
- Preheat your oven to 350 degree's and spray a donut baking pan with pam 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 donut pan and bake for 10 minutes
- Remove from oven and allow to cool for 6 minutes before removing and placing the donut's onto a wire rack
- Repeat steps until all batter is used
- Lightly sprinkle powder sugar onto a cutting board, the rolling pin and onto the black fondant
- Place the black fondant onto the middle of the cutting board and roll out the fondant to 1/8-1/4 inch thickness
- Cut out your Maleficent horns and place the cut out onto the fondant
- Use the Exacto knife or pairing knife and carefully run the blade along the edge of the cut out
- Repeat steps and cut out 14 more Maleficent horns out of space that you have left of the rolled out fondant.
- Lay out your 15 fondant pieces to dry for an hour
- Using a standing mixer, combine the powdered sugar, corn syrup, milk and vanilla extract and mix on medium to high speed until smooth and thick
- Scoop about 1/4 C of the icing into 1 bowl for the green icing
- Add a few drops of Purple to the remaining white icing
- Add a few drops of Green to the small bowl with the 1/4 C icing and mix until combined
- Scoop the green icing's into the piping bag and set aside
- Place your donuts onto a wire rack with a cookie sheet under it
- Using the purple icing, pour the icing onto the donuts so that the icing completely coats the doughnuts
- Allow the purple icing to dry for 10 minutes
- Place the fondant horns in the center of the donut
- Using the green piping bag, cut the tip of the piping bag and fill in the bottom part of Maleficent's horns for her face.
- Allow icing to dry for an hour before enjoying!