So this week was our first cinnamon roll week with Flour & Flowers! And it was SO much fun.
We are only offering cinnamon rolls on the first Friday of every month for a couple reasons: it’s ambitious, as you will soon read; and we can sell them at a cheaper price when we make them in large amounts rather than divided over every week.
And our first week we made 102 cinnamon rolls with cream cheese icing. That is in addition to baking ten loaves of bread and rolling out 140 tortillas, all before 2pm.
We then trekked around town, selling all of these in addition to ten bouquets of flowers!
Win, win, win.
The women really enjoyed making the cinnamon rolls. I think it felt a little more artistic than the bread; a little more messy and different. They also loved that it was my grandmother’s recipe that I had learned as a child.
Pyo Pyo’s four-year-old son, Pyint Soe, now makes deliveries with us after school and loves to help carry items in to customers and collect money. He happily handed over the cinnamon rolls at each house; he hadn’t even questioned it since he hadn’t tried one and didn’t know what he was giving away so easily! But after about ten of the houses, he broke down in the car. I was trying to understand: did he want water? A snack?
He wanted the cinnamon rolls. (And they did smell good!) We couldn’t give him any of the ones we had in the car, which was quite upsetting to him. But he was promised one when we got home. Everyone got to try one when we got back, which they loved.
And then they got to take home a bonus, about 30% more of their weekly salary; which hopefully we’ll be able to do on the first week of every month.
We’re pretty excited for a success on every front!