Wedding doughnuts are on a arise on a Central Coast

When Sondra Williams co-founded Twisted Glazed doughnut emporium in downtown Paso Robles a year ago, “doughnut weddings” weren’t on her radar during all.

“It didn’t unequivocally cranky a minds,” Williams told New Times. “I can’t contend before we non-stop a emporium I’d ever been to a marriage that had doughnuts.”

click to enlarge CREATIVE DISPLAYS Twisted amp; Glazed doughnut emporium in Paso Robles brings some-more to weddings than customarily doughnuts. It can also assistance pattern artistic doughnut displays like shelves or wall hooks. - PHOTO COURTESY OF SONDRA WILLIAMS

  • Photo Courtesy Of Sondra Williams
  • CREATIVE DISPLAYS Twisted Glazed doughnut emporium in Paso Robles brings some-more to weddings than customarily doughnuts. It can also assistance pattern artistic doughnut displays like shelves or wall hooks.

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    But afterwards a calls started flooding in: “Do we do weddings?”

    While surprised, Williams didn’t demur to welcome a new opportunity.

    “I was customarily unequivocally excited,” she said. “I’m always adult for a plea and something that unequivocally racks my mind in terms of creativity.”

    click to enlarge DOUGHNUT ART More and some-more brides and grooms are selecting doughnuts for their weddings, and several shops in SLO County can tradition pattern their honeyed treats for a occasion. - PHOTO COURTESY OF SONDRA WILLIAMS

    • Photo Courtesy Of Sondra Williams
    • DOUGHNUT ART More and some-more brides and grooms are selecting doughnuts for their weddings, and several shops in SLO County can tradition pattern their honeyed treats for a occasion.

    Weddings fast became an constituent partial of Williams’ new business. In a initial year, Twisted Glazed worked during slightest 20 weddings on a Central Coast, she said, portion adult doughnuts of innumerable flavors, colors, shapes, and sizes, and in themes trimming from “an aged fashioned adore story” to a Golden State Warriors.

    “We’ve finished some unequivocally sparkling projects,” Williams said. “That’s one of a draws of doughnuts: There’s so many we can do with it and it’s constantly changing and there are so many ideas.”

    Twisted Glazed isn’t a customarily doughnut corner in SLO County in on a craze. Sugar Lips Mini Donuts and a mobile trailer—where doughnuts are done uninformed on site—are parked during marriage receptions scarcely any weekend. And SLO Donut Company (SloDoCo) in San Luis Obispo is churning out honeyed treats for mixed weddings a week, according to business manager Brandon Miller.

    “It’s so interesting: When we started during SloDoCo it was flattering singular we’d get a marriage order,” Miller said. “But now, any weekend we have multiple, vast marriage orders we’re executing.”

    Wedding doughnuts are a national trend rocking a attention right now. A discerning Google hunt of a tenure brings adult a engorgement of Pinterest links, listicles like, “20 Delicious Ways to Serve Donuts during Your Wedding,” and stories on Brides.com like, “Doughnut Walls are a Next Big Wedding Trend Sweeping a Internet.”

    Local doughnut makers told New Times they’re saying couples looking for a marriage dessert that’s easier on a wallet than a cake and has a “fun” vibe permitting for some stupidity and creativity.

    click to enlarge FRESH FROM THE OVEN Sugar Lips Mini Donuts parks a trailer during marriage venues via a county to offer adult creatively done doughnuts with a accumulation of toppings. - PHOTO COURTESY OF JESSICA BROWN

    • Photo Courtesy Of Jessica Brown
    • FRESH FROM THE OVEN Sugar Lips Mini Donuts parks a trailer during marriage venues via a county to offer adult creatively done doughnuts with a accumulation of toppings.

    “It’s a good event for people to do something that’s a small smart and arrange of a spin off of tradition,” Williams said. “Cakes are illusory though they’re very, unequivocally expensive. … And we’ve eaten cake for so many years. we consider it’s customarily a change in what people wish to spend and what people wish to offer.”

    Williams recalls maybe her many elaborate marriage sequence final year, for a Bachelor writer who got hitched on a Central Coast.

    “We did a outrageous doughnut wall and it was ‘an aged fashioned adore story’ [theme],” she said. “It was massive—probably a 12-foot-wall that had shelving on it. Then we customarily put all these doughnuts on a enormous wall.”

    But any integrate is different. Some wish a elementary portion of a normal doughnuts and flavors. Others wish something some-more singular and over-the-top. Many have no thought what they wish and spin to Williams for guidance. A integrate of Twisted Glazed’s specialties are doughnut hole “towers,” that can be organised in several eye-catching ways, and extra-long doughnuts—long adequate to cut like a marriage cake.

    “The opportunities are endless,” Williams said. “It’s cold to be means to demeanour during a list and customarily go with it. It’s fun to be in that mindset.”

    SloDoCo is likewise prepared to emanate whatever doughnut dreams a bride and husband desire. They can make tradition orders or hurl out their bread-and-butter flavors. One of those SloDoCo trademarks is a “galaxy doughnut”—a rainbow doughnut with swirls of marshmallow frosting.

    “That’s one of a many renouned marriage doughnuts given it’s unequivocally pleasing and it’s got shine dirt on it,” Miller said. “They can compare their frosting colors with a marriage colors or bridesmaids’ dress colors.”

    Twisted Glazed can broach all a products to your marriage venue and assistance set it up. Right now, SloDoCo doesn’t deliver, though Miller pronounced a marriage direct has gotten so high now that they’re exploring a possibility.

    “We did squeeze a smoothness outpost and are in a routine of operative that in,” Miller said.

    click to enlarge MATCHING COLORS SLO Donut Company in San Luis Obispo serves mixed weddings a week now. They can tradition pattern doughnuts to a thesis or to compare a colors of bridesmaids' dresses. - PHOTO BY JAYSON MELLOM

    • Photo By Jayson Mellom
    • MATCHING COLORS SLO Donut Company in San Luis Obispo serves mixed weddings a week now. They can tradition pattern doughnuts to a thesis or to compare a colors of bridesmaids’ dresses.

    Sugar Lips Mini Donuts offers something a small different. Co-owner Jessica Brown pronounced they park their selected trailer during a marriage venue like a food truck. Wedding attendees can watch their doughnuts being done in a appurtenance by a window and afterwards supplement any topings or flavors that they want.

    “We customarily come a final hour or dual of a night,” Brown explained. “It’s customarily alongside a marriage cake or cupcake or some other dessert. It’s kind of fun given it gives people opposite choices.”

    Brown has parked a trailer during a SLO Farmers’ Market given 2007 and started operative weddings in 2015. In terms of a doughnut marriage trend, she pronounced people suffer a newness of it.

    “I consider people still like carrying cakes and a tradition of that, though we consider it’s customarily something fun, opposite and eye-catching,” Brown said. “It’s customarily a fun addition.” Δ

    Staff Writer Peter Johnson can be reached during pjohnson@newtimesslo.com.

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