I’m not sure how frequently I’ll do these newsletters now that I know I won’t be getting a brick and mortar anytime soon. I definitely want to continue doing them, but I may not have as much behind the scenes news to share with you all. First, I just wanted to make sure I said thank you to everyone who reached out about the growth of Indy Dough. You guys are so supportive and I’m always amazed at how much you are! A lot of the donations I received are staying with me, which means I’ve been able to purchase a larger mixer and a larger tabletop fryer that funny enough is branded Carnival King. I want to joke and say just call me the Carnival Queen but I hate that joke, so don’t. I’ve been thinking about getting a tabletop dough sheeter. The sheeter would allow me to make more croissants and pie dough in bigger batches and faster. I just haven’t decided if that’s what I want to do. What will likely happen with any extra donations is be saved. I want to make sure I’m very intentional with the money that was given to me. I said I was going to transition out of pop-ups and into Studio C more frequently with actual hours. I am setting my goal for this to happen at the end of February; I have some pop-ups outside of Studio C in February that I want to get through. I actually have a few scheduled in March but I’ll hopefully have a routine set for myself. Newsletter only news is I am working with a local brewery on creating a doughnut beer. Neither of us have done this before, so if you see me post about it on Instagram it means it worked, haha! It’s definitely something I’m excited about, and I am impatient to know if it worked well, so here I am in a newsletter talking about it. When I helped open Good Dough, we sat down one day and created a list of all the holidays including all the food ones that are a little ridiculous but you know what really sells on March 14th (3.14) is pie. You know who can have a great financial day on that day... anyone who serves pie. It’s ridiculous but in the this is so ridiculous this is fun. So on Groundhog’s Day I wrote down Bill Murray doughnut. It took a little convincing and didn’t happen the first year. Second year I decided if they’re not going to put this on a doughnut, I’m going to put it on cakes myself. So I bought a Bill Murray stencil and sold cakes on Groundhog’s Day. You know what I still have, a Bill Murray stencil 😂 so if you’re wondering what’s Amanda thinking about this week? It’s if I should make a sheet cake or a pan of uncut brownies with Bill Murray’s face on top.
Yessss Bill Murray looks slightly like Ted Cruz geesh just going to say it before someone else does because someone else always does.
Until the next newsletter,