If only we could!
Happy April Fool’s Day!The inspiration for these seed packets came to me at the breakfast table.
Always the gardener, I looked down into the bowl of cereal and thought, “These little rings look like donut seeds.”
So I made a bunch of different donut seed packets for the fun of it and have used them for garden party favors.
One more idea:
I looked at the Powdered Sugar donut seeds and wondered, “Would confectioner’s sugar stick?” The answer is “Yes,” and the sugar makes the cereal look more like tiny powdered sugar donuts.
I added cinnamon and sugar to the donut seeds with that name, but – other then smelling nice – it didn’t have much impact on the appearance.
Same idea – royal icing with sprinkles – but this time in chocolate.
How to make Royal Icing: 3 tablespoons meringue powder, 2 cups confectioner’s sugar and about 6 tablespoons of water. I mixed the ingredients and divided it into two batches. One for “pink glazed” and the other for “chocolate icing.”
I added food coloring to color and then started dipping. I placed the iced cereal on waxed paper and sprinkled them while the icing was still soft. Most stuck just fine, but a few sprinkles needed to be glued on afterwards.
They look great. I’m going to use these as party favors!
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These donut seeds look pretty…pink and pretty (left image).
But you could take it further by dipping them in royal icing and adding sprinkles (right image).
They came out looking so cute. Because I didn’t want them to move around in the packet and possibly lose sprinkles, I glued them to a scrap of card stock I cut to fit inside the plastic bag. If you do this, test to be sure the “Donut Seeds” are glued in the right place to show through the window.
If only these really grew. Imagine…walking out into the garden in the morning. Coffee in one hand and the other hand free to pick a garden fresh donut.
The kit for all 6 designs is available on Etsy (www.Etsy.com and search “donut seed packets”).
Think of it as the perfect gift for the gardener who has everything. A joke you can share or as favors for garden parties, weddings or birthday parties.
I made six different donut seed packets: Apple Cider, Powdered, Cinnamon Sugar, Black Hole, Chocolate Glazed and Pink Glazed Donut Seeds.
You can buy the Donut Seed Packet Kit for $10. In each kit are 12 Donut Seed packets (two each of six varieties), plus a bonus blank one for your own design, bags to hold the cereal and instructions. You need scissors, glue and cereal.
Want to be part of the Donut Seed Gallery? Donut loving artists who create another seed packet should get in touch in the comments section. We can start a donut seed packet gallery!
I have to start out saying I am a gardener and it was a long winter.
There was a lot of time was spent thinking about the gardens, flowers, and the vegetables I would grow.
One day I was eating breakfast while going through garden catalogs and a thought floated into my head … my cereal looked like donut seeds. It made me smile and I started to play with the idea. Before long I was doodling, then I brought the idea into Adobe Illustrator and got into it. (I told you it was a long winter).
At the supermarket I noticed all the variations there are in little circular cereals and ideas for different kinds of donut seeds came into mind.
What you are seeing below are the results. Six different packets of donut seeds designed by yours truly complete with humorous text on the back outlining the planting requirements for these seeds which – by the way – are guaranteed not to grow.
I hope you get a giggle out of them.
They are posted as a kit on Etsy (go to http://www.Etsy.com and search “donut seed packets”) if you need a truly original gift or party favor for a gardener.