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Wordy Valentine's Donuts

Studio DIY Turns Conversation Heart Candies into Donuts

— February 4, 2014 — Lifestyle
Tiny conversation heart candies with romantic sayings on them are a Valentine's Day staple, but this Studio DIY project brings an even sweeter twist to classic holiday treat. Lucky for those with a sweet tooth, these conversation hearts are bumped up considerably in size by being made from donuts.

The conversation heart donuts are put together by preparing a donut batter and forming them into heart shapes. After the heart-shaped donuts have cooked and cooled, they really begin to look like conversation hearts with the addition of a colorful frosting. To finish off the Valentine's Day treats, one or two lines of romantic sayings can be piped onto the frosting. This is a super sweet idea for Valentine's, since the messages that you choose to pipe onto the donuts can be quite personal and heartfelt.
Trend Themes
1. Donut Decorating - Opportunity for bakeries and cafes to expand their Valentine's Day offerings with creatively decorated donuts.
2. Personalization - Increasing demand for personalized and customizable treats for holidays and special occasions.
3. Upscaled Comfort Foods - Growing trend of elevating and modernizing classic comfort foods to create unique and indulgent treats.
Industry Implications
1. Bakery - Bakeries can capitalize on this trend by experimenting with donut flavors and designs to offer a unique Valentine's Day treat selection.
2. Cafe - Cafes can offer a cozy atmosphere for customers to enjoy their donuts, and even offer a Valentine's Day themed latte to complement their sweet treats.
3. Event Planning - Event planners can incorporate personalization into their Valentine's Day themed parties and events by including customizable donuts for guests to enjoy.
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