Thursday, April 21, 2011

Mother's Day and our doughbabies in stores!!

This is probably our last blog post on this old blog so we're going to cover more than one topic!! I am sooooo excited to report some fun stuff coming up for Dough a Deer. I wanted to share in the excitement with you all because you're the reason we do it!!!

1. Our Doughbabies are now being sold on Fridays and Saturdays in old town Tustin at the Wedding Pantry! Click the link to get directions! They are a wedding shop with all kinds of amazing stuff for sale and Dough a Deer is one of them! Packs of 6 for $6 and packs of 12 for $11.50. A limited amount every weekend though so make sure to get them while they're there!!

2. We're participating in an amazing mass military wedding for 25 couples and their guests at the Hyatt Regency Resort and spa in collaboration with KEarth 101 radio station and various other vendors. Check out the details here.

3. Also in May we're going to be part of the annual Debut party put on by Lifetime weddings and events in Westminister. We're looking for ideas for our table (the sky is the limit) so if you have any awesome ideas about how our doughbabies should be displayed for hundreds to see please let us know!!

And everyone knows that Mother's day is coming up! What better way to say "I love you" to mom than some mini doughnuts! We can create any kind of package for your mom with any combination of items and everything will be shipped off straight to her door with arrival by Mother's day!! We can also include a personal note for free with any purchases over $25.

Please contact us before April 30th to order for Mother's day!


Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Interview with D.Park Photography

I LOVE meeting new wedding vendors!!! I love even MORE meeting a husband and wife team! I met David and Drexelle Park at an event and I contacted them to inquire about business photos! I wanted to get a few shots done and I loved their style! They delivered and we came up with some cute stuff that really shows what Dough a Deer is!! I decided to pick their brains and it's time for you all to see what D. Park photography is all about!!!

1. How long have you been in business and why did you decide to start a photography business?

David's been shooting weddings since 2006. But we didn't officially open for business 'til July 2009.

David's had a passion for capturing moments and people and beauty for as long as I can remember. He's also always been the most romantic man I know. When he started photographing weddings, he fell in love with capturing love stories. To him, photographing weddings wasn't a job. It was a passion.

For me, I was finishing up my MBA and, though I was paving a path to success in my career, it was so unsatisfying. When I tried to figure out what I wanted to do, I realized my number one passion, the thing I would do even if I wasn't paid to do it, would be to celebrate marriage. I came from a divorced home where, to this day, my parents don't really speak. And, though I had never used an SLR in my life, David asked me to second shoot. With a camera in my hand, I fell in love with capturing and immortalizing love stories with beautiful imagery.

We opened up the business and, thanks to God, we were able do it full-time and come this far. We absolutely love it!

2. What is your favorite thing about being a photographer?

David: The amazing personal relationships we build with the people we photograph
Drexelle: Capturing tears, the deep welling up of emotions that come up on a wedding day

3. What is the most important thing for brides and grooms to know when choosing their wedding photographer?

Choose the one you LOVE, nothing less.

4. What is your favorite thing to photograph?

David: Beauty
Drexelle: A groom in tears when he first sees his bride

5. Do you believe in the expression, a picture is worth 1,000 words? If so, why?

If it is, it better have something darn good to say.

Take a look at some of the photos they shot for me! =]

Make sure to visit them online at D.Park Photography
and add them on facebook too!

Seasonal items: Pretzels and peanut clusters

I'd also like to formally introduce you to the seasonal items here at Dough a Deer! They aren't donuts but oh man they are YUMMY and they make their debut in our mother's day packs so it's time for you to meet them!!!!

Caramel pretzels:
My love for handmade caramel was born a couple weeks ago...I tried marshmallows and then I tried caramel and I wanted to put caramel on something salty and crunchy then why not cover it in chocolate, right? Kay, these are amazing...I ate a couple and I didn't regret it for even a second. =]. They come in white and milk chocolate and assorted sprinkles. We can color coordinate sprinkles to your event too =] $1.75 each...bulk discounts available!

Peanut clusters:
Again, my obsession with salty and sweet has gotten the best of me! You know what is fun though, these peanut clusters have tons of options :)
Choose from:
Simple: Peanuts and chocolate
S'mores: Peanuts, chocolate, marshmallows, graham crackers
Amazing: Peanuts, chocolate, bacon bits, pretzel bits
Yum: Peanuts, chocolate, caramel, krispies
Contact us if you'd like to try something custom--Prices vary

Thank you again for your continued support of us! We couldn't do it without you and we do it FOR you!!! =]

Tuesday, April 5, 2011


EASTER SPECIAL: cute Easter themed carton with handle filled with 1 dozen doughbabies and 8 doughmamas for $20 plus shipping! That is a savings of nearly $10! Just for Easter :) Great for kids, adults and hey...pretty much EVERYONE. Ships April 19th! Email to order: **not on etsy, can't use heartsy vouchers for this purchase***

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Awesome contest coming up at Dough a Deer!

Are you getting married this year? Do you know someone that is? How about free Dough a Deer doughnuts at your reception? :)

If you're interested please email me with the following:
-You and your fiance/fiancee's name
-Date of wedding
-Location of wedding
-Guest count
- How did you meet? (this story will be going up in a blog entry...)
-Proposal story (will also be posted)
-Photo of you both together (does not need to be professional!)

The rules:
You MUST be getting married this year (june 1st - December 31st)
You must have a guest count of less than 150.

THAT'S IT!!!! Your friends and my fans will be voting...please email me before the 10th because the contest starts the 15th of April!! SPREAD THE WORD! =]

Nicole Anderson

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Vendor Review--Melicious Mama cupcakes, cakes and cookies

Cupcakes...I used to make them and decorate them and sell them. I broke up with the cupcake for the doughnut but if ever there was a time to miss an ex, THIS IS IT.

I came into contact with Mel-icious about a week or so ago and I told her I would LOVE to review her products. Not only was she totally enthusiastic but she shipped out samples to me right away!

My sweet tooth was expecting a beautiful jar of red velvet (my favourite) but when I opened the box from her I was VERY pleasantly surprised! What drew me to her shop in the first place was her packaging and presentation and she did NOT disappoint!!!

The box was filled with more boxes ( i LOVE to unwrap things!) Black boxes with glittery ribbon and butterflies and amazingnesssss!!! Opening the boxes brought even MORE joy. The packaging was to DIE for. Tied around the cupcake in a jar was a plastic silver spoon and a little capsule filled with sprinkles!!!! WHATTTTTTTTTTT?! You don't even know!

Then I friend helped me, thankfully but really, If she wasn't there I would have been alright. ;)

First was the small samples of the new flavors she was working on...Cookies and Cream and Chocolate milkshake. OH. MY. GOSH, what a dream. I wish I had a bigger sample, seriously!
Red Velvet and cosmic love (with pop rocks frosting) and vanilla love were just as amazing, if not MORE AMAZING. Just the sheer fact that I got to pour my own pop rocks or sprinkles on my cupcakes was fun in itself, but using the little plastic spoon to eat a cupcake was a first for me!

The cake was moist, the frosting not too sweet, not overpowering and not too much (which is a big pet peeve for me with cupcakes) made for an absolutely delicious dessert! And get this, since it's in a jar, you can seal it back up and eat it later...that is, if it lasts until later.

Then came the cookies...oh my lord, the cookies! She sent me 4 cookie monster cookies which literally had EVERYTHING that makes an amazing dessert in one oatmeal cookie with chocolate chips, caramel chips, pecans, walnuts, pretzels and a caramel drizzle. Did i mention I was in heaven? Seriously, i would be happy if I never ate another cookie my entire life. I took a picture off the website because it went too fast to take a photo of. =]. Even my little buddy was in love with the cookies!

Overall score:
Presentation: A+
Taste: A+
Originality: A+

I WILL be going back and ordering from her and I will be recommending her and you should ALL go check her out at her etsy will not regret it. Do you see all these words in CAPS? You know I am serious!

****if you would like Dough a Deer to review your product please contact us at for more information! :) ***

Monday, March 28, 2011

Some fun display ideas!

Hello lovelies! I hope everyone is well!

A LOT has been going on lately and I wanted to show everyone some cute little ideas I threw together for display and presentation for fun!

1. With cute baby shower themes and late night snacks and brunches the day after your wedding there are so many fun possibilities for doughnuts! Here we put 3 of our chocolate chip cookie doughnut holes in a clear cello bag and tied them to the neck of a glass bottle. So simple and such a big statement!

2. Paper straws are popping up everywhere! What a cute alternative to a cake pop...just push your favourite paper straw into a doughnut hole and wala! Easy!

3. Take your favourite cupcake recipe and put a doughnut onto the top of the frosted cupcake! You can even use store bought cupcakes with this one too! So many different combinations and 2 treats in one =]

4. Take a shot glass and fill it with milk then put a cute toothpick through the doughnut and lay on top of the shot glass!

Enjoy...if you have any photos of how you used your dough a deer doughnuts we would love to see them!!

Have a great week!!