Donuts (or doughnuts) are usually made from a yeast dough (or batter with baking powder) and are being fried, but other types of batters and baking methods are also used nowadays. Donuts become even more tastier by injecting them with, for example, jam, cream or chocolate spread.
A coating makes donuts visually more appealing. Different coatings are possible for donuts, such as a flavored coating, chocolate, icing or fondant. The dipping method, where the donuts are dipped in the coating, is often chosen for applying the coating.
Adding decorations can make the donuts even more attractive and tasty. There are countless possibilities, such as powdered sugar, nuts, chocolate flakes, specks, stripes, etc. The decoration can also match a theme of the time of year, like Easter, Halloween or Christmas.
Coating and decorations also contribute to the shelf life of the donuts. In addition, donuts are very suitable for freezing, which of course extends the shelf life even further.