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125 Batesville Shopping Village, Batesville, IN 47006 Telephone: (812)934-4501



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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.

PLEASE DO NOT TRY TO ORDER ONLINE! 
We do not accept orders this way. 
Sorry for the inconvenience! 
ALL ORDERS must be called directly to the Bakery 
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 2018 are
Feburary 16th-February 19th

Friday, Feb. 16th  4am-6pm

Saturday, Feb. 17th  4am-6pm

Sunday, Feb. 18th  6am-4pm

Monday, Feb. 19th  4am-6pm

These are the 4 days we make them ALL DAY long!! We even extend hours if there's a line outside (or inside). 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 20th is our shipment day (see below) This is an ORDER ONLY day, which means if you want some for this day, you will definitely need to place an order. (we will have some in the store this day, but are not guaranteed)

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 day is on Tuesday after the crazy weekend. We have to wait to ship them out, because of the post office being closed on Sunday, and Monday (President's Day). A flat rate shipping box will get them to their destination. 

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 were selling out, we had to add a second day, and then a third, and now a 4th. Last year, 2017, we made over 80,000 of them and sent them all over the United States on the 5th day, which is our Shipping day (see above).