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For the Artistry of Donut Making: “Glaze Artisan”

Creativity always inspires me, no matter where I find it. But when that creativity turns up in something I can eat, that is takes my interest to a whole other level.

When it comes to donuts, I am a loyal fan of Doughnut Plant ( in Brooklyn and New York City. They are the only brand I continue to visit when I need the taste of a very delicious donut with a bit of creative flare. But as with most aspects of life nowadays, social media, specifically Instagram is broadening my horizons. That is where I found Glaze Artisan Donuts and proceeded to track them down. 

They have two locations in New Jersey, the original is in New Milford, while the secondary location I happen to visit was in West Caldwell. I was going to be nearby at a family function so I was happy to get to taste some new treats beforehand. 

Glaze Artisan Donut is home of the original Italian rainbow donut, or so they tell me, and I am taking their word for it. Needless to say I knew I was trying that one. 

I was with two other women (we were going to a bridal shower) so we also went for the cannoli and almond joy donuts, but those decisions did not come lightly. 

I have never ever seen a cannoli donut offered anywhere else and it was far better than an actual cannoli, which - full disclosure - I don’t particular love anyway. 

The almond joy wouldn’t have been on my list but it was intriguing. I like the shaved coconut and slivered almond topping but had way too much chocolate for me. That happened to be the problem with the rainbow donut as well. While I loved the raspberry jam and tricolor cake inside, the outside was incredibly rich. I actually had to scrap some of the chocolate coating off (those who are coco fans are gasping I know) because I was determine to eat as much of the inside as possible. 

Now although this donut was special it is not my first forte into rainbow cookie desserts. My previous, and favorite experience so far, was having rainbow cookie cheesecake ( at Waterzooi Bistro on my birthday this past December. 

Had I gone into this venture solo I would have preferred to try to apple crumb cake, the Boston creme pie, or peanut butter and jelly donuts, aside from the rainbow cookie donut. But I was happy to make concessions when sharing. 

But if you are not in the mood for a dough filled treat, you can still have an array of specialty ice-cream sodas or sundaes, all made with homemade Gifford’s ice-cream. Glaze also serves up numerous kinds of coffees and teas, and hot chocolate, including white hot chocolate!! This is a beverage I wish more places offered. 

Overall Glaze Artisan Donuts was a fun filled and tasty experience, however when it comes to doughnuts I am going to stick to the Plant in my neighborhood.

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