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holdem

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Doughnuts at a festival Sat, 05/26/12 6:04 PM (permalink)
Anyone doing doughnuts at festivals, flea markets, etc. Wondering what to charge for how many doughnuts? The event starts at 7 a.m. so I'm thinking I can sell some breakfast. Thanks.
 
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    CCinNJ

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    Re:Doughnuts at a festival Sat, 05/26/12 10:05 PM (permalink)
    It wasn't an event but this donut truck was on an episode of Eat St.

    http://www.sugarlipsminidonuts.com/eat.html

    Cute little babies...made with a Belshaw. I believe the toppings of that day were bacon bits & jalapeƱo jam.
     
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      chefbuba

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      Re:Doughnuts at a festival Sun, 05/27/12 1:03 AM (permalink)
      Saw a vendor at the farmers market last week, $3.50 a dozen
       
      I'm talking mini's hot off the press.......Is this what you were asking about?
      <message edited by chefbuba on Sun, 05/27/12 11:09 AM>
       
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        Foodbme

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        Re:Doughnuts at a festival Sun, 05/27/12 4:02 AM (permalink)
        holdem

        Anyone doing doughnuts at festivals, flea markets, etc. Wondering what to charge for how many doughnuts? The event starts at 7 a.m. so I'm thinking I can sell some breakfast. Thanks.

        Price depends on cost & quality. Fancy or plain. Costco or private shop? Unless you also sell coffee, sales will be limited. Best way to find out? Try it!
         
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          holdem

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          Re:Doughnuts at a festival Sun, 05/27/12 8:25 PM (permalink)
          Thanks. I'm going to do regular size doughnuts with plain toppings.
           
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            Tristan225

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            Re:Doughnuts at a festival Sun, 05/27/12 10:26 PM (permalink)
            Man I LOVE those greasy little "lil orbits" hot from the fryer. I've seen them sell real well even without coffee, in the afternoon. 
             
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              Brian Briggs

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              Re:Doughnuts at a festival Sun, 05/27/12 11:46 PM (permalink)
              I agree, the lil orbits are awesome. Checked into cost of their sytem. Ouch $$$$$$$$$ Not in my future plans since I am not vending every weekend. However, if I was vending all the time, I could see it paying for itself quickly.
               
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                CCinNJ

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                Re:Doughnuts at a festival Sun, 05/27/12 11:51 PM (permalink)
                Watching the Lil Orbit or Belshaw machine is really fun. It's action attraction.
                 
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                  pnwchef

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                  Re:Doughnuts at a festival Mon, 05/28/12 11:26 AM (permalink)
                  there was a gal on this site that worked her local flea mkt serving ice cream, if I remember right. She then bought a Lil Orbit mini doughnut machine, sales sky Rocketed. My local farmers mkt had one at the end of last yr, I thought it would do well, but they started on the last day, will have to see if they return this yr. In Hawaii they have a Hot Molasada truck at the Flea market, it's real popular, but then again Hot Molasadas sell well all over Hawaii. How could anyone pass a up warn donuts tossed with Cinn & Sugar. I think its the perfect item for a festival, sell then in 1/2 doz or 1 doz size bags. They are easy to carry ad eat while walking around the grounds..................pnwc
                   
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                    lornaschinske

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                    Re:Doughnuts at a festival Mon, 05/28/12 6:12 PM (permalink)
                    pnwchef

                    ...  How could anyone pass a up warn donuts tossed with Cinn & Sugar...

                    How about making "chinese donuts"? They seem to be popular and they are very easy to make (fry up those cheap store brand "whomp'em-on -the-counter" refrigerated biscuits then  toss in cinnamon sugar mixture). My daughter worked as a hostess in a chinese restaurant for a while. That is how they make them. Most folks don't believe it. Too simple.
                     
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