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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
Nat & Meg
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