We had so many awesome submissions for our Design your Dream Doughnut contest, it was nearly impossible to pick finalists. Thankfully choosing a winner was in your hands!
Of the hundreds of submissions we received, there were several that we wanted to highlight as honorable mentions.
"Hoji-cha cha cha" by Scott Walker As Scott describes... "Mix hojicha (roasted green tea) into the doughnut batter. Glaze with hojicha based glaze, drizzle with white chocolate, and sprinkle black sesame seeds on top."
"Bacon Beer Goggles"
by Ken Pacquer
As Ken describes... "What could be better than beer? Or bacon? Or doughnuts? How about all three together at last? It'll make the whole world look more beautiful."
"Summer Shiso Surprise"
by Steven Ishmael
As Steven describes... "Original bismarck (topped with caramel instead of chocolate) infused with Marjoram injected with Shiso & Green Apple custard and a sprinkle of sea salt. Marjoram would give the outer shell a great floral herb note, and the shiso/green apple combination would be a very refreshing summer flavor! The salt would help intensify the sweet tartness of the entire doughnut. A festive play on the caramel covered apple!"
"The Unbelievably Good Bismarck Bar"
by Helen Walworth
As Helen describes... "Smokey Bacon Maple Bar filled with chocolate-garlic pudding."
"Lime in the Coco-doughnut"
by Kim Latshaw
As Kim describes... "Coconut cake doughnut topped with lime glaze (or lime frosting)...with a few coconut flakes sprinkled on top for some extra flair!"
"These are a Few of My Favorite Things"
by Brett Wise
As Brett describes... "Raised doughnut covered in chocolate frosting, Oreo cookie crumbles, bacon crumbles, and drizzled with peanut butter."
"Raised Pizza Glaze"
by Michelle Ellen
As Michelle describes... "I'm envisioning a raised glazed doughnut, except instead of the glazed part, it would have pizza toppings. Hear me out! The dough would still be slightly sweet, but the "glaze" would be a light tomato-basil sauce, topped with little shredded mozzarella 'sprinkles'!"
"Bronx Rainbow Cookie Doughnuts"
by Harrison Aviles
As Harrison describes... "My idea for the perfect doughnut brings me back to my younger days, and my Sicilian Grandmother who used to tell me stories of the famous "rainbow" cookies our family loves and raves about. I am sure it's the sentiments, yet, I am visualizing baking these doughnuts in layers of color for the rainbow effect, then cut the doughnuts and double dip them in thick rich dark chocolate, and colorful sprinkles all over the finished doughnuts. The cake doughnut would have to be rich and have that "rainbow" almond flavor which reminds us of growing up in the Bronx. Rainbow doughnuts would rule the world!"
With so many great submissions we can only feature a few, but don't be surprised if you see some (or similar) in our display case one day!
It was extremely difficult but we somehow managed to select three finalists for our "Design your Dream Doughnut" contest! We were so excited to see so much creativity and attention to detail in your submissions! FROST fans rock!
Because we could only select three finalists, here's some of the criteria we used to make our picks:
Likeability We chose flavors we thought would have broad appeal.
Feasability We have to be able to create the doughnut in a high-production kitchen, and the cost of ingredients must be realistic.
Novel We only selected flavors that were not on our existing list for future development, or were too similar.
Nearly every entry we received made our mouths water, but these three finalists met all of our criteria - and we think you'll love them. So without further adieu, here they are:
Jennifer Byass-Rascoe "Aloha Fritter - Take all the ingredients that are in pineapple upside-down cake: pineapples, cherries, and brown sugar and make it into a yummy fritter!"
There were numerous delicious suggestions for pineapple upside-down cake inspired doughnuts. This one in particular sounded delicious in the form of a fritter!
Michael Kluck "Tin Roof Sundae - Do you like Tin Roof Sundaes? This creation stars a delicious vanilla cake doughnut with chocolate frosting topped with salty red-skin Spanish peanuts and completed with a caramel drizzle."
We loved the Spanish peanut element of this suggestion. The salty/sweet combination sounds uniquely irresistible!
Alana Nawaa "Almond Joy Bismarck - A regular Bismarck doughnut with coconut cream filling, chocolate frosting, and topped with coconut and almond pieces."
With so many requests for coconut varieties (and many entries similar to this one), we went with Alana's entry that was simple and would taste close to it's namesake.
Stop in tomorrow during our National Doughnut Day event from 5pm-Closing and sample these three new flavors and vote for your favorite! The winner's flavor will be featured in the lineup at FROST and they will win a $100 FROST Gift Card!
Tomorrow we'll also be giving "Honorable Mentions" for some of the most unique, wacky, and elaborate submissions we received!
All entrants must be 18 or over. Entrants under 14-17 may participate with parental permission. You must register to enter at the shop by 5:00pm. Contest will occur between 5:30-6pm. Winner will be chosen by FROST at it's sole discretion and results will be deemed final. Entry into and participation in eating contest is at your own risk. FROST Doughnuts, Frostology LLC, or it's affiliates shall be held harmless in the event of any injury or other adverse effect caused by participation in the contest. Please visit the store for more details or questions.
A new business was moving into the Mill Creek Town Center. But tarp
curtains obstructed the view of what was brewing behind the large-paned
windows. The only clue was a single newly invented word — “Frostology.”
Those of us commuters exiled to the suburbs often take heat from our city folk friends about how we dwell in a culinary wasteland. And while dining density may be lagging, you cannot knock us about boring doughnuts. Not anymore.
The first thing I ate Sunday was a maple bacon bar from FROST doughnuts. I'd like to brag that I drove all the way to Mill Creek to satisfy some sort of sugary pork craving, but I was fortunate enough to score a free ticket to Sunday's Seattle Food and Wine Experience...
FROST has been featured in the March 2010 issue of Sunset Magazine!
The "Northwest Editor's picks" section features some of the region's best. not-to-be-missed destinations.
Featured is FROST's Smokey Bacon Maple Bar. "The quarter-pound best seller is possibly the first doughnut popular enough to generate a reservation system", says writer Jess Thompson, "call ahead and ask a staffer to set a few aside; they sell out early".
Sunset Magazine is available at newsstands everywhere.
Join participating merchants of the Mill Creek Town Center as we give back to our favorite charities during our 1st Annual "Have a Heart" campaign!
Each participating retailer will be featuring it's own offer that will benefit their chosen charity. At FROST Doughnuts, when you purchase our upcoming "Lulu Valentine Rum Cake" doughnut, 100% of the proceeds will be donated to the Lifelong AIDS Alliance here in Seattle.
"As always, we wanted to choose a local charity that directly benefits Washington residents in need. Lifelong AIDS alliance is not only committed to preventing the spread of AIDS, but they provide practical support services to local residents living with HIV and AIDS", said Daniel Sterling, FROST founder. "I have always been impressed with the positive impact Lifelong has made in the region."
The "Have a Heart" campaign officially begins February 5th through the 14th. You can pick up the Have a Heart 2010 Giving Guide at these participating Mill Creek Town Center retailers:
Paddywack, FROST Doughnuts, Artis Photography, Boston's Pizza, Color Me Mine, Eye Society, Lil Lads n' Lasses, Nest Home & Gifts, Lady D's Garden of Lavender, Musings Artist Inspired, CLIX Portrait Studio, Firestation Deli, Active Martial Arts, Opal, Belle Provence, and Blazing Onion.
sure to stop in tomorrow when we will be releasing our newest creation:
Malted Milk Chocolate Mousse! We fill our fresh raised Bismarck with
the creamiest malted milk chocolate mousse you have ever tasted, and
top it with our luscious dark chocolate. This one is sure to become a
FROST fan favorite!
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Mill Creek, WA January 19, 2010
FROST Doughnuts in Mill Creek Town Center announced their Valentine holiday flavor line-up today. “With the celebration just around the corner, we will be offering an array of new FROST Doughnut creations," explain FROST co-owners Del Hernandez and Daniel Sterling, the master-minds behind the inspired FROST Doughnut flavor profiles.
We are also introducing the new Frostini Duets package: eight Frostini (FROST's version of the classic "doughnut hole") paired with a coordinating dipping sauce in a grab-and-go container.” At launch, flavors to be offered are: (More flavor pairings will follow):
Cherry Cordial Duet Cherry Bomb Frostini with rich, dark chocolate Lemon & Blueberry Duet Blueberry Bliss Frostini with bright, refreshing lemon Chocolate Raspberry Duet Chocolate Frostini with our luscious raspberry (shown below)
FROST Valentine Holiday Flavors: Note: We will also have a variety of sprinkle varieties featuring hearts and valentine colors for the week leading up to Valentine's Day. We will also be featuring HEART SHAPED BISMARCKS in our traditional flavors.
Lulu Valentine's Pecan Rum Cake Named after Daniel's mom who's birthday is the day before Valentine's Day (and her middle name is "Valentine"), this special vanilla cake doughnut is laced with top-shelf rum, delicately glazed and topped with pecans. 100% of the proceeds from the sale of the Lulu Valentine between Feb. 5 and Feb 14 will be donated to Seattle's Lifelong AIDS Alliance.
Strawberry Shortcake Bismarck Strawberries are layered between two Bismarck halves, nestled among fluffy vanilla crème.
Join FROST and many of Seattle's most celebrated restaurants at the 2010 Seattle Food & Wine Experience! We will be serving miniature "taster" varieties of our most popular flavors, and pairing them with wines from around the Pacific Northwest.
Along with FROST, some of the attendees include: Andaluca, Artisanal Brasserie, Earth & Ocean, The Hunt Club, Pearl, Ray's Boathouse, Salty's on Alki, Ruth's Chris Steak House...and many more along with wines from 10 countries!