Monday, January 3, 2011

Milk Men

I’m about to show you something really cute.

Like super duper cute.

Like one of the cutest things I’ve seen in a while.

It’s so smart and simple – I just can’t stand it.


Snowman Milk Glasses. A perfect mix of winter and whimsey.

Like I said, cute, huh?

You may have seen them already, but in case you haven’t, I couldn’t resist showing you these fantastic ones that my friend Cupcake Julie made the other day.

They were inspired by some that Amy Atlas made on the Today Show after being inspired by Celebrations at Home who was inspired by these from Better Homes and Gardens. (Check them out.)

I can’t wait to make some, too.


I love things like this that have so much impact … and with minimal effort.

You just need:
small milk glasses (these from Target work great)
powdered doughnut holes
milk, of course

To decorate, Julie used chocolate jimmies to press into the doughnuts for the eyes and mouth. The noses are orange coated sunflower seeds pressed into the dougnut and attached with a tiny bit of frosting.

She also coordinated their felt scarves with the same color striped straws. And to finish them off, she glued a few small buttons right on the glass.



I want to hug them.

And, then I want to chug them.

Hope you like them as much as I do.

P.S. Happy New Year!

Jessamyn said...

you should put some chocolate cake balls covered in white chocolate on top – something really rich that you would want to drink a whole glass of milk with! :)

January 3, 2011 12:35 AM
Sweet Bella Roos said...

So sweet & so simple! These would be a HUGE hit with my daughter. How cute would that be for a sleepover?

January 3, 2011 12:37 AM
The Boob Nazi said...

I love these! How adorable!

January 3, 2011 12:41 AM
Jen at Cabin Fever said...

How cute!! And they look oh so simple. What a nice wintry treat :)
Cabin Fever in Vermont

January 3, 2011 12:42 AM
Megan said...

These are beyond adorable! Definitely will be making them! Happy New Year girl!!

January 3, 2011 12:44 AM
Ashley said...

ahh these are ADORABLE! I’m going to find an occasion to make these for sure!

January 3, 2011 12:44 AM
vanessa s said...

OMG they are cute! and such a good idea!

January 3, 2011 12:44 AM
cupcake cutie said...

Very cute! how about chocolate milk and a chocolate doughnut? LOL!

January 3, 2011 12:45 AM
grace said...

I can only imagine a cake pop would even more delicious than a doughnut!
mmmmmmmmmm cake and a nice glass of milk! YUM!

January 3, 2011 12:45 AM
Amanda said...

How adorable!! I bet my boys would love those!

January 3, 2011 12:48 AM
kara said...

you could use a frap glass bottle from starbucks…take off the label for a chocolate snowperson! cute…yummmmmm…

January 3, 2011 12:49 AM
Ivannabite2 said...

Could totally turn these into princesses for a girly party! Might have to do these for my daughters next birthday!

January 3, 2011 12:55 AM
Linda said...

I think I’ll be making a Target run very soon…these are darling!

January 3, 2011 01:00 AM
Jen said...

When i 1st saw these i thought the doughnut holes were cakeballs these would be awesome with cakeballs (;

January 3, 2011 01:04 AM
Emily said...

I LOVE this idea! So cute!

January 3, 2011 01:12 AM
Bubble and Sweet said...

Oh totally cute, they made me smile when I spied them over on Amy Atlas’s site

January 3, 2011 01:17 AM
Amanda said...

These are so cute! I bet these would be great with chocolate milk or strawberry milk too and some donut holes with colored sugar on them

January 3, 2011 01:20 AM
Jenna said...

Love those! Super, super cute. When are you going to convince Cupcake Julie to create a blog for all the cute stuff she does? Judging by these and the decorations from the past two Christmas parties, she’d be an excellent blogger!

January 3, 2011 01:22 AM
Liz (It's A Cupcake World) said...

These are so cute! What a great idea!

January 3, 2011 01:33 AM
angien24 said...

My son’s birthday is in less than 2 weeks, I think I’ll make these for the kids to have at the party. He’s my only winter birthday!

January 3, 2011 01:36 AM
Notes from Holly St. said...

these are adorable…love it!

January 3, 2011 01:42 AM
Viktoria - Pinkpastry said...

So cute and smart!

January 3, 2011 01:47 AM
Pamela Susan said...

ADORABLE!!!! I love these creative minds!

January 3, 2011 01:47 AM
Anne Freitas said...

I totally thought that was a cakeball on top.. it CAN be done! Too adorable! I’ll have to try it with the girls toooo cute!

January 3, 2011 01:49 AM
Mittens said...

I love how these are so simple but so cute! I must make these sometime! By the way, where can I get doughnut holes? I live in Australia and I’m not sure I can buy them here. xx

January 3, 2011 01:54 AM
Charz said...

Mittens- im pretty sure donut king have them, in little tubs

January 3, 2011 02:16 AM
eli said...

Wow-so creative & cute…something I would have never dreamed up! LOL. I would actually prefer mine w/the latte’ ;)

January 3, 2011 02:21 AM
Karina said...

Could those be any cuter – or more simple. What a truly clever idea. I wonder what chocolate snowmen would look like? Have to give these a try – thanks for sharing.

January 3, 2011 02:33 AM
CupcakeDesign by MariMilo said...

So cute! I like this.

January 3, 2011 03:10 AM
Justeen @ Blissful Baking said...

these are absolutely darling!! such a cute wintery craft – love it!!

January 3, 2011 03:54 AM
alethea said...

OMG!! These are super cute!! getting some great idea for next christmas already!!

January 3, 2011 04:23 AM
Mary @ stylefyles said...


These are just TOO fantastic! I love them!

Annnd I’m curious about a technicality of course. Does the straw go all the way through the cake pop and into the milk?

Or, are they meant to be pulled off, eaten and then drink the milk?

Or, do you maybe just push the straw through to drink?

haha, I know I can just go off and try it on my own, but I thought you might already have the answer.

Love these little milk jug snow men! Yet another great idea!

January 3, 2011 04:27 AM
Lisa Lou said...

I had not seen these but they are the cutest things EVER!! I have a huge work thing coming up (I work with kids) so we are going to make these! Thank you so much for sharing:)

January 3, 2011 06:25 AM
Jessica @ How Sweet It Is said...

OH so adorable!

January 3, 2011 06:29 AM
Lauren @ Crave. Indulge. Satisfy. said...

Another super cute idea! What a fun way to dress up a winter party!

January 3, 2011 06:37 AM
Vivian said...

these are adorable! :D
before i read that they were donut..
i thought they were cake balls.. ^^;
like how in the world is it on the center of a straw? :]

January 3, 2011 06:39 AM
Amy said...

You are so rocking awesome. My twins birthday is coming real soon. Boy/Girl…just like those cute snowpeople…what a CUTE idea for the their party!!!!! AWESOME…I guess I should wait for the caffeine drinking to get the party done!! You are so heavenly, I love Monday mornings to just start the day/week off right!!
Happy New Year to you,

January 3, 2011 06:54 AM
Vicki said...

So so so cute! I think I’ll be making them for my girls bdays this month as well…. w a cake pop though as like others that’s what I thought was on top!

Thanks for the adorable idea!

January 3, 2011 07:21 AM
Jamie said...

These are ADORABLE! So stinking cute!

January 3, 2011 07:23 AM
LaraJade said...

Love it ! you are awesome, everyday I come to visit the web !!! Yesterday I did some cupcakes, and cake-pops for my friend Helen. I’m 13 years old Did u thought about giving classes to teenagers ?
you are so amazing I really mean it ! :D x

January 3, 2011 07:32 AM
Elisa @ Globetrotting in Heels said...

These are beyond adorable!! And so simple to make! If you have access to powdered donut holes, that is. Which I don’t cause for some reason there are no Donut places in Switzerland :-(

But… one could always make cake pops, right? :-)

January 3, 2011 07:42 AM
Lori Martin said...

These are just too cute and I like that they are more winter themed then Christmas specific. Maybe something for a January skating party!!
So I went to the Target website and am I right that you buy the bottles filled with ? and then drink that wash and reuse? Or is there somewhere you can get them empty??
Just wondering…if I have to drink a whole case of Starbucks Frapuccinos I may be in trouble if I have to drain a dozen :-)

By the way…looked at the other sites that tried this and yours were the best…very friendly looking and just pudgy enough.
Happy and healthy 2011!!!
Lori from Port Perry

January 3, 2011 07:47 AM
Lauren at KeepItSweet said...

I love these!! I would be so happy looking at them in my apartment.

January 3, 2011 07:50 AM
Lynn @ Loco Cocoa's Treats said...

Love, love, love the really simple, yet, way over the top cute ideas from here!! Thanks!!! A great to way to start my day off with a smile!! Man, now I wish I had some doughnut holes!

January 3, 2011 08:02 AM
Chris @ Celebrations At Home said...

Wow, I’m so thrilled to be mentioned on here as inspiration!! What an honor! To answer some of the questions, I talked about turning the Frappuccino bottles into “milk bottles” here: link to
And as for the straw through the donut hole, I pushed it through and then used a long wooden skewer to push out the donut crumbs that get caught inside the straw. Then push all the way down to the milk.

These here are super adorable with the pastel color palette!

January 3, 2011 08:12 AM
Katrina said...

You sure aren’t kidding! These are the cutest!!

January 3, 2011 08:42 AM
Lisa said...

Love these!! I just need to find those milk glasses (we don’t have target) and these will be at a winter playdate for sure!

January 3, 2011 08:43 AM
Mia said...

wow! i just love it so much! so cute

January 3, 2011 09:53 AM
keecam said...

You can easily make gingerbread men out of the bottles too-they would look cuter with chocolate milk rather than brown snowmen. Just use a chocolate donut hole, glue buttons and a rickrack ribbon around the neck and bottom. Woolah! I like getting ideas from you guys and then expanding them…you can also cut out arms from brown felt and glue them on the sides…jeepers, I can go on! Hey, chocolate milk can be used for reindeers too-use a red candy dot for the nose& pretzels for antlers…tie a long striped scarf to cover the body of milk :)
use strawberry milk for Valentine’s Day…make a cupid head cake ball and glue little hearts and wings on the bottle! Rabbits for Easter with white milk and a cotton ball…Oh my goodness!!!! Like I said, I could go on!…

January 3, 2011 09:54 AM
Sue said...

Simple and adorable, can’t get any better than that! THANKS, Angie!

January 3, 2011 10:49 AM
TriGirl said...

So cute! These could definitely be a kid’s craft too! Happy new year Bakerella!

January 3, 2011 11:31 AM
Kelly said...

How totally adorable : )

January 3, 2011 11:52 AM
Tricia @ Saving room for dessert said...

Doing the New Year’s Hug and Chug – so funny and cute!

January 3, 2011 11:52 AM
Anna said...

These bottles look just like frappuchino bottles without the labels. I say go with chocolate donuts and keep the coffee inside for an adult version :D

January 3, 2011 11:56 AM
Deanna said...

OMG how CUTE! Man you have the patience of a saint!

January 3, 2011 12:07 PM
Amy @ What Jew Wanna Eat said...

Could that be any cuter?? I am think White Russians and donut holes would be perfect for the adults, aka me.

January 3, 2011 12:39 PM
bakerella's biggest fan said...

wow they are so adorable

you have to post more of these splendful ideas

January 3, 2011 02:43 PM
Jen {savvyhomegirl} said...

These are SOOOOOOOOOO uber cute! Couldn’t you put a cake pop on top too, instead of a donut hole? Although, a donut hole would be much easier! Thanks for sharing!

January 3, 2011 02:55 PM
Alicia said...

These are the cutest thing ever! Thanks for sharing!

January 3, 2011 03:32 PM
Queenie said...

Oh my! Too adorable – thanks for sharing!!!

January 3, 2011 03:46 PM
Magdalena Vargas said...

These are Soooooo CUTE!!!!!!! Happy New Year to you 2!!! :) Thanks for a year of WONDERFUL & FUN posts :)

January 3, 2011 03:54 PM
Anastacia said...

Those are SO cute! Happy new year!

Just wanted to say hi – I just found your blog in the last week or so & subscribed immediately, but hadn’t had a chance to actually say hello. So hello :)

January 3, 2011 04:11 PM
Kathy said...

Oh my gosh, these are soooo darn cute. I wish your site had been around when my children were small. Thanks for sharing such cute ideas.

January 3, 2011 04:17 PM
Bre said...

Adorable. Simple. Perfect. I’m making these for my daughters asap!

January 3, 2011 05:19 PM
Mommyof2Girlz/Steph said...

So amazingly sweet!

January 3, 2011 05:40 PM
Cecilia said...

Inmensamente hermoso

January 3, 2011 06:23 PM
Becky said...

Oh my word, these are adorable!! I drink tons of those bottled Starbucks fraps which are the same shape…I think I’ll start saving them for this project! : )

January 3, 2011 06:29 PM
Erin said...

Soooo…freaking cute.

January 3, 2011 07:14 PM
Ayana said...

Uber Cuteness!

January 3, 2011 08:22 PM
Nif said...

OMG!! These are so stinkin’ cute!! I love them… I like Jessamyn’s idea of cake balls on top, too! Just. adorable.
Thanks for sharing!

January 3, 2011 08:38 PM
Conni said...

These just speak “Happy”!!!! So adorable…although, the BHG ones look a little bit scary! Thank you so much for sharing these. I see these in my granddaughter’s future!

January 3, 2011 09:35 PM
Anonymous said...

snowman milk

January 3, 2011 09:55 PM
Joy said...

Those are adorable.

January 3, 2011 10:54 PM
Patti said...

Love them!! Happy New Year, Bakerella!!!

January 3, 2011 11:17 PM
Esme said...

These are really cute-thank you for sharing.

January 4, 2011 12:12 AM
Sandra said...

Wow, my two year old daughter is going to LOVE these! Thanks for sharing, cant wait to make ’em!!!

January 4, 2011 02:02 AM
Pernille said...

Happy New Year!

January 4, 2011 06:09 AM
Scarletta @ Scarletta Bakes said...

Super cute. Keep the adorable project ideas coming!!

January 4, 2011 10:04 AM
Amy @ The Savvy Kitchen said...

Thanks for sharing all these great recipes! I’ve started a new cooking blog myself and would any feedback or comments you can give, so please be sure to check out The Savvy Kitchen at link to I look forward to continuing reading your blog in 2011!

January 4, 2011 10:32 AM
Elsa said...

waaaa…it’s so cute and adorable! :) I love your website! :) Congratulation and happy new year!



January 4, 2011 11:21 AM
Nicole* said...

they are absolutely precious! awe!

January 4, 2011 12:52 PM
Sandy said...

i heart anything snowman and these are simply adorable! :)

January 4, 2011 01:05 PM
rana said...

my pile of kids are happily enjoying this little snack, it was a great surprise to have in the fridge when they woke up.

January 4, 2011 01:10 PM
Alexis @ There She Goes said...

I want to curl up in bed with one of these!

January 4, 2011 02:28 PM
Sonia said...

gorgeous! love it!

January 4, 2011 03:32 PM
Lucy said...

these are great for a sleep over treat for my grandkids! they will luv, luv, luv them!

January 4, 2011 04:18 PM
Betty-Ann said...

OK…I’ve got to have me some of these, especially since I’m a total milk drinker!!!

January 4, 2011 05:06 PM
Ashley E said...

I LOVE them! I know what I’m making next christmas! Super adorable!

January 4, 2011 05:49 PM
Sam said...


January 4, 2011 06:33 PM
Michele @ eat run lose said...

I love the texture of the powdered sugar! Very cute.

January 4, 2011 07:00 PM
Becca@Baking Monster said...

These are way cute!!

January 4, 2011 07:27 PM
Lauren Bynum said...

these are so adorable! these will definitely be the next thing i bake/create from your website! sooo cute! *(>.<)^

January 4, 2011 09:09 PM
bluecottonmemory said...

Target here I come! I LOVE these – We are big snoman people here – snowman hot cocoa cups, plates, etc. I was just stopping by to say my peeps are still talking about my cakepops I made (bought the book). These are on my must-make list for the big storm coming next week.

My question is where can I get edible ink?

Happy New Year1

January 4, 2011 10:12 PM
Siobhan said...

I am saving this idea for next year! Love it! And … I’m going to get some milk now!

January 5, 2011 01:52 AM
Kristen@PrettySweet said...

How completely adorable! I love this idea!!! I want to make one for myself and I’m, well, thirty-something. =)

January 5, 2011 09:40 AM
Gina @ said...

These are pretty inspiring! I want to hug one too!

January 5, 2011 09:48 AM
Kara said...

These are too cute! They are adorable. :)

January 5, 2011 10:52 AM
ROSI said...

These are the cutest things i have seen in a long time…I wanna hug them too! Thanks for sharing…gonna try these really soon. :)

January 5, 2011 12:01 PM
Sue said...

I work in Assisted Living and I think they would be adorable to serve at the community birthday party- filled with vanilla milkshakes!

January 5, 2011 02:38 PM
Sue said...

Wanted to add that they would be adorable for a winter baby shower with tiny pacifiers in their mouths!

January 5, 2011 03:17 PM
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