Cherry Thing-a-Lings

Our annual Cherry Thing-a-Lings are a once a year a treat.
It falls during President’s Day Weekend in February.
This is the only Sunday out of the year we are open.

We have extended hours and triple our staff to accommodate
the amount we produce during this 4 day weekend.

Due to the overwhelming response we had last year,WE WILL NOT BE ACCEPTING ORDERS THIS YEAR (except for shipping)

Just plan to come and enjoy the wait. Know that every effort is made to get you in and out as soon as possible.Can’t wait to see everyone, and have you taste these delicious treats!

ALL SHIPPING ORDERS must be called directly to the Bakery2019 Deadline for shipping orders are as followsTuesday, Feb. 12th- called in before Feb. 11th 5pm., or until we reach maximum shipping amountsTuesday, Feb. 19th- called in before Feb. 18th 5pm., or until we reach maximum shipping amounts.

812-934-4501
WHAT IS A CHERRY THING-A-LING?:A Cherry Thing-a-ling is a fritter type donut that has cherries in it, instead of the typical, Apple or Blueberry (which we also make). It is fried to perfection and then topped off with a cherry glaze! Most of the time they are still warm during our 4 day weekend, and that’s what truly makes them special! Nothing better than a warm donut!! (yes I’m spoiled, I can’t help it) If you have some that aren’t warm, we suggest a quick pop in the microwave to soften and make them ooey gooey delicious! We hope you like them as much as we do!
VISITING:Our current hours for 2019 areFebruary 14th-February 18th

Thursday, Feb. 14th 4am-6pm
Friday, Feb. 15th  4am-8pm
Saturday, Feb. 16th  4am-8pm

Sunday, Feb. 17th  5am-4pm
Monday, Feb. 18th  4am-6pmThese are the 5 days we make them ALL DAY long!! We try to accommodate everyone these days as best as we can. Thanks in advance for your patience in receiving your tasty, warm treats!Come see us, we LOVE OUR CUSTOMERS and have so much fun making them all weekend long. We usually see old friends and make some new friends along the way. The town goes all out too, with wooden cherries all over town, plus special treats at some of the stores and restaurants in the area.Tuesday, February 12th and 19th is our shipment days this year (see below) NOTE–2 days for shipping!

SHIPPING:
To place an order for shipping in the United States, please call Schmidt Bakery directly, 812-934-4501. 
We DO NOT ACCEPT ORDERS ONLINE! Yes, I know this is an inconvenience, but we don’t want anyone to miss out on this annual treat, from delay of message or junk mail horrors. Yes, sometimes those emails don’t reach us, and that makes us sad. So, to take care of that, do the OLD STYLE and call in your order. It’s safer for payment information anyways. No hackers involved!
Our Shipping days are on the Tuesday the week of Cherry Thing-A-ling and the Tuesday after the crazy weekend.  A flat rate shipping box will get them to their destination. Call EARLY, we are limited on how many we can ship each day!!
We Suggest a quick warm-up in the microwave when ready to eat. Fresh is still the best, but this comes in a close 2nd if it’s the only way to get them. 
Some have shared with us how they eat a cherry thing-a-ling, they warm it up, add a dollop of ice cream and make it like a “Cherry Pie A la mode” YUMMY!
DO THEY FREEZE?
Absolutely. As with anything, we suggest putting them in freezer ziploc bags, or some type of sealable bag, that will protect them from “freezer burn”. Don’t waste those delicious treats! When ready to eat, thaw briefly, or just throw it in the microwave to re-warm and soften up. Keep them for the other 11 months we don’t sell them!! Happy Eating.
HISTORY:
This annual treat was started back in the early 70’s and has become an amazing tradition in our quaint little hometown bakery. We used to only make them on Sundays back then. We got to a point where we were selling out and needed to add another day. So, we added a second day, logically, Monday- President’s Day. And then it still wasn’t enough time so we added Saturday to the mix, and Now Thursday and Friday also.
 
2015= 46.260
2016= 52,452
 
In 2017, we made over 79,920 of them and sent them all over the United States on the 5th day, which was our Shipping day (see above). 
 
In 2018, we surpassed our goal from any year, and made 116,748! Unbelievable!! we even shipped out over 400 dozen too! We love it! 
 
In 2019, we made a whopping 145.440! Had 2 ship dates, and The City of Batesville created the Cherry Thing-a-Ling Festival downtown with ice rink and ice sculpter. 
 
Thanks so much for patronizing our business and giving us the support to continue this FUN and flavorful tradition.