Note: There are a couple of ways you can go about this dessert; you can use frosting OR candy melts/chocolate to cover the doughnuts. I used frosting, but candy melts and/or chocolate would give a smoother finish and solidify better. Next time I do a two-tone/more complex doubutsu doonatsu like this, I'm definitely using melts or chocolate (so that's what I suggest for you!) though frosting does make this dessert more cake-like.
Yoshi Doubutsu Doonatsu (Animal Doughnuts)
Plain Doughnut Holes (the bigger, the better)
White Chocolate/Candy Melts OR White Frosting (store bought is easiest)
Green Candy Melts OR Green Frosting (or white mixed w/ green gel coloring)
*(Make sure the green is vibrant & Spring-y!)
Vanilla Tootsie Rolls (found in the Fruit Rolls mix)
Black Jelly Beans (not the huge ones)
Fruit Punch Frooties (or other similar candy like red starburst, etc.)
Black Decorating Gel (like this), w/ a teeny tiny opening cut into the top
White Cookie Icing (optional)
2 Baking Trays (optional)
2 Wire Racks (the kind used for cooling cakes)
Small Circle Cookie Cutter
2. Next, melt the white chocolate/candy melts or frosting the same way you melted the green. Spoon white onto the bottom half of the doughnuts, spooning a little extra in the cheek areas, making sure the cheeks are round! Using two toothpicks, or very carefully using your fingers, place 1 completely green doughnut hole on to the top of each green & white coated doughnut (on the hole area of the doughnuts) to form Yoshi's nose. Cover the doughnut holes on the rack of their own completely in white (to make the base for the Yoshi eggs). Let them cool a little. Zap your bowl/container of green melts/frosting again if it needs to soften up & then carefully spoon on, or use a toothpick, to create spots on the white coated doughnut holes. Let cool. The Yoshi eggs are now done!
3. Using your clean fingers, soften & flatten several vanilla tootsie rolls & place on a flat work surface (don't make them too thin or the green frosting will show through once placed on the doughnut!). Cut several circles from the vanilla, 2 for each doughnut, & then gently pull/shape each circle into an oval. These are Yoshi's eye whites. Carefully place the ovals onto the doughnuts, close together, above the nose, about 1/4" in from the top edge of the green eye-bumps (see photos). Soften & flatten 1 or 2 red candies & then cut half circles, 1 for each doughnut. Gently stretch/shape so that they become slightly triangular. Carefully place 1 red shape onto each doughnut, directly under the nose.
4. Carefully cut 1 black jelly bean in half, length-wise, for each doughnut. Using white cookie icing, white frosting, or white chocolate, dab a small amount onto the cut side of each jelly bean half & affix the beans onto the eye-whites, a little closer to the bottom edge than the top (see photos). Next, make nose slits & cheek & mouth outlines using the black decorating gel (you can leave off the cheek outlines if you want). Serve the same day (doughnuts tend to dry out by the next day & flattened tootsie rolls will dissolve on the doughnuts if stored in an airtight container so...just eat them up quick! If you use candy melts though, even to make the eye-whites, they might last a little bit longer).