The Happy Donut Bakery, OUR FIRST SHOP, Bath UK

by The Happy Donut Bakery in Bath, England, United Kingdom

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Help us move from our small HOME bakery to our first shop in The City of Bath!

by The Happy Donut Bakery in Bath, England, United Kingdom

We are The Happy Donut Bakery, a small batch vegan bakery run from our home kitchen in Bath. After a year of donut deliveries and crazy sell-out pop-up events, it’s time to step it up and open our very own shop. 

With your help, we would like to raise enough funds to open the first vegan bakery in the heart of Bath.

With more space, we'll be able to make enough donuts and small-batch bakes for The Happy Donut to survive and grow and meet the demand we're currently seeing.  

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How The Happy Donut Started

It was during the first Coronavirus lockdown in the UK that Nat decided to teach herself to make donuts from scratch. Initially, the idea was to continue working full-time whilst selling a couple of boxes here and there. But, it wasn't long before demand increased and we both quit our jobs to pursue baking full-time. 

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What makes us unique?

We currently operate from home, and without a shop where our customers can browse, we use social media to communicate with our customers. For us, our brand aesthetic plays a fundamental role in our success and has helped to generate over 7000 followers on Instagram in just over a year. Thanks to the support of our online community, we produce thousands of donuts per month for delivery across Bath, Bristol, and the surrounding areas. 

Although we are a 100% vegan company, we are not exclusively for vegans. In fact, 70% of our customers are not vegan. Our products do not compromise on taste, they're equally as indulgent as the non-vegan versions. 

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Team

Behind the Happy Donut is just a team of two (Nat and Meg), and between us both, we're responsible for all business operations.

As young entrepreneurs, we're passionate about the business and its growth and are eager to build an inclusive and innovative bakery.

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By definition, we're a "minority" business as we're two young female entrepreneurs who are part of the LGBTQ+ community. It's 2021 and we're all aware of the importance of diversity and inclusivity in our communities, yet there is little support for such "minority" businesses like ours in this area. So if you're like us and are all about celebrating our differences, then this is the project for you.


Our Donut Bakery Vision

Bath is renowned for incredible coffee shops, but what we are missing is a vegan bakery. The shop would allow us to increase the production of our signature donuts and increase our product range. The bakery will also become the home for our donut decorating workshops for all ages.

The investment will go towards:

  • Installing a fryer
  • Additional provers
  • Installing a new oven
  • Revamp of the building frontage
  • Refurbishment of the space
  • Initial recruitment cost 

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THANK YOU

A huge thank you for taking the time to check out our project! We're so incredibly grateful for any donation that you can give and we cannot wait to welcome every one of you into our first place. 

BIG LOVE 

Nat & Meg

Follow our journey on:

Instagram @thehappydonutco

TikTok @thehappydonutbakery

Website: www.thehappydonut.co.uk

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£150 or more

6 month donut subscription

For our regulars, why not pre-buy your next 6 boxes. T&C’s: Boxes are for collection only and include 6 donuts of your choice. You can choose when to receive your first box, and then pop in each month for the next 5 months to collect your box.

£5 or more

Donut on us

Pop in when we open and get ANY donut of your choice!

£10 or more

Donut & Drink combo

Pop in for a donut of your choice and any drink from our menu (mylkshake, hot chocolate or coffee)

£25 or more

0 of 35 claimed

T-shirt & Tote

Our 'Happy Daze' T shirt & 'Donuts are eternal' Tote sent to you.

£35 or more

Donuts & Mylkshake Bundle

A box of 6 donuts and two mylkshakes when you visit our store.

£60 or more

0 of 80 claimed

Mega FEAST Bundle

A box of 6 donuts, 3 cookies, 2 Drinks & a 'Donuts are eternal' Tote.

£100 or more

0 of 30 claimed

Donut Decorating workshop for 4 people

A glimpse into the life of a Donuteer. Go wild and create your very own masterpiece with lots of fillings, icings, and sprinkles to get messy with. We'll teach you a range of techniques like how to glaze a donut perfectly, getting your fillings just right, and nailing the perfect marble effect. Of course, the best part is tucking in and walking home with your happy donut goodie bag.

£150 or more

0 of 20 claimed

Donut Decorating Workshop for 6 People

A glimpse into the life of a Donuteer. Go wild and create your very own masterpiece with lots of fillings, icings, and sprinkles to get messy with. We'll teach you a range of techniques like how to glaze a donut perfectly, getting your fillings just right, and nailing the perfect marble effect. Of course, the best part is tucking in and walking home with your happy donut goodie bag.

£300 or more

12 month subscription

For our regulars, why not pre-buy your next 12 boxes. T&C’s: Boxes are for collection only and include 6 donuts of your choice. You can choose when to receive your first box, and then pop in each month to collect your next box.

£1,000 or more

0 of 10 claimed

The RAINBOW card

For our top fans and those who wish to donate a little more…Get your very own VIP card which gets you free donuts for a year OR a nationwide postal box subscription (EXCLUDES DONUTS) for a year. Please bear in mind that this is capped at 24 donuts per month (4 boxes of 6) and 4 postal boxes per month.

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