Informational Articles

Make Your Own Donut Pan

Learn How to Make Your Own Donut Pan with my Bold Baking Basics tips. There's no need to buy single-use equipment if you follow my easy, chef-tested tips.
Make your own donut pan - thee BEST baking tips you need to see!

Hi Bold Bakers!

Working as a professional chef I have learned a few tricks along the way. A very important lesson is that there is always a solution for every problem. Don’t have a rolling pin? Use a wine bottle! But what do you do if you don’t have a donut pan? Make your own Donut Pan, that’s what!

Recently I wanted to make baked donuts but I didn’t have a donut tin. This wasn’t going to deter me. I looked around my kitchen and I had a light bulb moment!  All I needed to make a donut pan were things I already had to hand, yay!

As a rule I don’t buy kitchen equipment that only has one use. I live in a small house in Santa Monica that has what you would call a “comfy” kitchen, which means tiny. Limited cupboard space means that I can only hang on to kitchen tools that I use on a regular basis.

I don’t have space to store a donut tin that I might use a handful of times. Also why spend the money on a donut tin if you don’t have to? One thing I did have to hand was a cupcake tin–it’s one of my kitchen essentials. So I thought, what if I could make my own? Being savvy and fiscally aware I came up with a great solution.

Make Your Own Donut Pan

Ever want to make donuts but don’t have a donut pan? No problem!

All you need is a cupcake pan and some regular old tin foil!

Cut the foil into a 4 x4 square and bend gently around your middle finger.

Remove your finger and press the shape you’re left with into the muffin tin.

The results: You’re left with a perfect donut hole shaped tin that yields you round baked donuts. Check out my Chocolate Cake Donuts and see for yourself how well this tray works. 

Make your own donut pan, how to Make your own donut pan, Make your own donut tin, DIY donut tin, baking hacks, baking tips, top baking hacks, top baking tips, common baking hacks, common baking tips, best tips you need to see, popular baking tips, baking problem, cooking hacks, cooking tips

Did you like this baking tip? I have lots more short videos just like this one that will help you get baking confidently in the kitchen. Get more Bold Baking Basics.

 

Watch The Recipe Video!

Submit your own photos of this recipe

0 Images

13
Comments & Reviews

avatar
newest oldest most useful
Miki
Guest
Miki
11 months ago

Oooh, thanks this is great!

Chuck
Guest
Chuck
1 year ago

Having watched the show “Nailed It”, I would say the DIY donut tin would be right at home on the show. Every single donut stuck and ended up throwing most of them away. Did manage to get a few broken pieces out of the batch. Will definitely invest in a donut tin if I ever decide to try it again.

Chinwendu
Guest
Chinwendu
1 year ago

That’s such a great idea Gemma, but I don’t even have a muffin tin! ???? What should I do? Should I buy a muffin tin that I’m probably only going to use once or twice, or should I buy a doughnut tin that I’m only going to use once or twice???

Member
Patricia Williams
1 year ago

I sent a carrot cake photo did you get it

Member
2 years ago

Hey!!! Gemma ur simply gr8….I love ur recipes…and all of us at home n’joy too…

business marketing
Guest

Please let me know if you’re looking for a article author for
your blog. You have some really great articles and I believe I would be a good asset.

If you ever want to take some of the load off, I’d really like to write
some material for your blog in exchange for a link back to mine.
Please send me an e-mail if interested. Thank you!

About Us

Meet Gemma

About Us

Meet Gemma

Hi Bold Bakers! I’m Gemma Stafford, a professional chef originally from Ireland, and I want to help you bake with confidence anytime, anywhere! No matter your skills, I have you covered. Sign up for a FREE profile and join millions of other Bold Bakers in the community for new dessert recipes, baking techniques, and more every week!

Buy the Bigger Bolder Baking Cookbook by Gemma Stafford