Cobblestone Confections Delivers Donut Day Delights

  • 6/7/2019 3:21:53 PM
  • Jenna Ramolt
  • Local News

MANSFIELD, OH - Locally owned bakery Cobblestone Confections delivered some delicious treats and fun facts in honor of National Donut Day on June 7th, 2019.

Typically Wednesday is Donut Day at Cobblestone Confections, but in honor of the national holiday, owner and baker Merry Birmelin was up bright and early at 3:00 AM to begin frying. Maple Bacon, Maple Walnut, Coconut, Chocolate, Cinnamon Sugar, and Powdered donuts flew off the trays all day.

Aside from knowing how to make a great pastry, Birmelin and Cake Decorator Lisa Rauenzahn also know a thing or two about the holiday.

"It started in 1938 by the Salvation Army as a way to honor all the women who went overseas during World War I to bring a sense of comfort and home to the men who were serving overseas," said Rauenzahn. Those women set up a small village to help soldiers repair clothes, write letters home, and bake things like donuts. "After the war ended, the Salvation Army did it as a tribute to them, and they also used the proceeds to raise money to help people during the depression."

While nationwide bakeries make over 10 billion donuts each year, Birmelin and Rauenzahn make hundreds each week. Alongside their usual cookies, brownies, pies, and other various food items, the donuts are made fresh from scratch every day.

The bakery is located at 343 Lexington Avenue in Mansfield, OH, and is open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday from 9:00 AM until 2:00 PM. Wednesday, the weekly Donut Day, the doors open at 7:00 AM.

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