Happy National Donut Day! These donuts are a tribute to my favorite past decade: the 1990’s and this scene from Empire Records. Being a kid in the 90’s, growing up watching my three older siblings and three older cousins (all of who lived with us when I was a kid) discover 90’s music, fashion, and lifestyle while I was too young to immerse myself personally, made me in awe of the whole decade’s aesthetic. In middle school, I would watch Empire Records on repeat and daydream about the day I could pull off flower skirts and fuzzy crop tops while hanging out with all my friends at our local record shop.
Instead of being that trendy alternative teenager I watched constantly in movies and in my older siblings, I was just a kid in the 90’s so my real experiences were closer to being a wolf t-shirt wearing, candy eating book nerd. My parents let us eat whatever we wanted (backlash from their parents restricting their diets) so I ate a ton of candy and drank gallons of soda pop. It’s strange to think about that now as I hardly touch any sweet that isn’t handmade and can’t remember the last time I drank a whole soda but that is how it was back then: it was the 90’s and I was a sweet tooth spoiled kid!