Old Fashioned Baked Cake Donuts

Do you like donuts?
If so, do I have a fantastic recipe to share with you!

As an artist, sometimes the creativity is blocked and I feel stuck.
Much like everyone does with what they do.
Luckily, I find working in the kitchen to be extremely healing and grounding for my spirit. Also lucky for those around me 😉 As I am most often unable to eat what I make, (due to allergies) my family enjoys my edible creations.
This past weekend I made Old Fashioned, Cinnamon Sugar, Baked Donuts. Created by Chrissie from The Busy Baker.
They were enjoyable to make and with them quickly disappearing into everyones mouths, I take it as a sign for passing the taste test too 😉

These Old Fashioned Cinnamon Sugar Baked Cake Donuts are easy to make, and they're lower in fat and sugar than most donuts, making them a healthier choice! Recipe from thebusybaker.ca!

OLD FASHIONED BAKED CAKE DONUTS

Prep Time 10 minutes Cook Time 7 minutes Total Time 17 minutes 
Servings24 medium donuts 
Author Chrissie from The Busy Baker

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 3/4 cup low fat buttermilk
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tbsp canola oil
  • canola oil baking spray to grease donut pan
  • donut baking pan
  • large piping bag fitted with a large round tip

For Dipping

  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 tsp cinnamon

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit and grease a donut pan with some oil spray.
  2. Add the flour, sugar, baking powder, nutmeg, cinnamon and sea salt to a large bowl and whisk them together until they’re combined.
  3. In a separate bowl or a large liquid measuring cup combine the buttermilk, eggs, and oil, whisking them together with a fork.
  4. Dump the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients. Using a rubber spatula, fold the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients until a batter begins to form and the flour begins to disappear.
  5. Be careful not to over-mix as this will make the donuts tough and dry. Stop mixing as soon as the last streak of flour disappears and spoon the batter into the piping bag fitted with a large round tip.
  6. Pipe a small amount of batter into each of the 12 greased donut cups in a circular motion and be careful not to over-fill. This batter rises up quite a lot so filling the cups only half-way works perfectly.
  7. Bake the donuts at 425 degrees Fahrenheit for about 7-9 minutes. This recipe makes 24 donuts so you’ll have to repeat this process again a second time unless you have two donut pans.
  8. As soon as the donuts have browned slightly on the tops and they spring back to the touch, remove them from the oven and tip them out of their tins. Mix the remaining 1/2 cup sugar and 2 tsp cinnamon together in a bowl and as soon as you’re able to handle the donuts without burning your hands, dip each side into the cinnamon sugar mixture and set them on a cooling rack to cool completely.

Father Day Commissions

Father Day Commissions

Now accepting Animal Soul Portrait commissions for Fathers Day 

I currently have 5 spots open to accept commissions for Father’s Day. Even though we still have a few weeks before this holiday, now is the perfect time to send me a note and begin discussing that special gift!



Animal Soul Portraits are a reflection of a beloved animal.

They are a colourful, abstract impression created through the eyes of the artist, inspired by the image and description of words presented about the animal(s).



Every animal carries a unique aura and a visual atmosphere that at times cannot be seen.

It is my pleasure to take the image you provide along with a few descriptive words to capture their essence on canvas through mixed media.

An Animal Soul Portrait is a one of a kind gift that can never be reproduced and makes a beautiful gift.

Easter Colouring Page

Easter Colouring Page

I hope everyone is having a wonderful Easter weekend thus far!

Sunday is when my side of the family will be having our big dinner and gathering. Which is always an exciting day, especially since the Easter Bunny often brings even us adults a special treat. And of course Honey gets spoiled!

If you are looking for something to keep young ones busy, or just to find some quiet time from the sugar rushes. I have a free colouring page for you to download and colour to your hearts desire!

Simply safe the image, then print it from your computer and you’re ready to roll.

Enjoy your weekend everyone!

Flower Child celebrating the first day of Spring!

Flower Child celebrating the first day of Spring!

It’s wonderful to see a new season upon us, especially when it is the beginning of new growth!

When I was growing up, I never stopped to truly appreciate all the beauty and opportunities for growth this season brought forth.

With every passing year, especially this one, I am stopping to take notice and process everything.

Flower Child was created as an intention to welcome new changes, to embrace the beauty and the difficult moments growth brings.

I invite you to download this colouring page, print it out and beautify it in whatever way you like!

Rather it be with pencil crayons, markers, crayons, watercolours, acrylics or even collage.
Enjoy some creative time for yourself and join me in welcoming this new season of growth that is upon us.



I would love to see your creations!
Please send photos of your creations to art@briannagosselin.com or tag me on facebook, twitter or instagram 🙂

Vegetable Garden Printmaking

Vegetable Garden Printmaking

I am happy to bring you a new Spring inspired print this season!

At the moment, these have been my favourite printmaking cards created thus far.

I’ve been preparing a large inventory, to send out into the world this month for you all. We could all use a healthy dose of colour and growth

New direction, new adventures.

“The journey is never ending. There’s always gonna be growth, improvement, adversity; you just gotta take it all in and do what’s right, continue to grow, continue to live in the moment.”
– Antonio Brown

I have been at a crossroads for the past few months. Two different opportunities presented themselves to me, both amazing and life changing.
Some of you who follow along on social media, may of seen me ask for some advice on which direction to go in. And I thank you for all the sincere and thoughtful words you offered <3
One opportunity was to grow the studio and the courses/workshops I offer. I was to take over the entire space, grow my wonderful team of instructors and push forward to eventually open a larger, ground floor, retail space.
The other opportunity was to pursue my art full time, full-fill two different apprenticeships that presented themselves and bring my artwork to more boutiques and shops in Ontario.

Both paths are creative, both are dreams of mine. But, to make a decision, it was time to listen to my soul.
The past few years have been a wild ride. I like to believe I have grown spiritually and gotten to know myself more.
I’ve met so many wonderful people through the studio and thoroughly enjoyed creating with them. But come January, 2019 the Studio will be closing down.
What does this mean?
It means I won’t be offering workshops or courses taught by myself or others (except for the occasional pop up workshop, led by yours truly). I won’t have a studio space accessible to the public. I will be leaving the space and will be working from home to pursue my art and participate in two amazing apprenticeships.
This was a difficult decision to make, but one I believe my soul truly needs for the path I am currently on.

I want to thank you all for your amazing support over the years and please no this is not the end!
You may still see the occasional pop up workshop in the community. Within time, I will reopen the studio and have an amazing team of talented artists to bring you creative workshops again.
Until then, you will still be able to take workshops at the Studio for the month of November and December. This will be your last opportunity to do so for some time. All these workshops are a fantastic way to carve out some time for yourself and make a creative holiday gift to give this year.

Thank you everyone for your support. I hope you continue to follow along on my next adventure <3

-Brianna Gosselin