Okay, this is way off-topic, and has nothing to do with starting a shop, … but – I am a Cub Scout den leader. We had our last den meeting Friday night. We met as Tigers, Bears, Wolfs, Webelos I and now are Webelos II. The guys crossover the first weekend in March, then no more cub scouts.
For our last meeting, we made old-fashioned donuts. Since parents were there, we put a dutch oven on an outside campstove, popped in oil and heated it to 365 degrees. Each scout (with help of parents) popped two donuts in the oil. I flipped them over, popped them out and put them on paper towels.
The scouts topped them – I made a chocolate icing (butter, cocoa, milk, confectioners sugar), and a strawberry icing (chopped fresh strawberries, butter, very light on the sugar). Also brought confectioners sugar in a plastic bag, and some cinnamon/sugar mix. And sprinkles. Gotta have sprinkles.
The scouts loved it. Had a couple 10 year old kids measuring, mixing, cooking and topping. They decided they should make donuts for their next fund raiser, instead of selling popcorn, lol. We might make some for the Pinewood derby, haven’t decided yet. Oh, yeah – no two donuts looked alike. We used a goofy little dropper/dispenser thing – but there seems to be a lot more to making consistent donuts.
So: maybe a donut shop with toppings in small containers, and people that are served inside can decorate their own? Or if I did a fair, maybe a propane stove and a dutch oven would be it for equipment. It certainly worked outdoors at a den meeting.