A DoughNote in Every Mailbox
We may have reached peak donut. National Donut Days and other pseudo-holidays aside, we here at Chronicle have been under their sugary spell for a while, as evidenced by these DoughNotes illustrated by Hannah Berman. That’s right—notecards shaped like donuts.
Sure, donuts are delicious. But more importantly, they have a quality that makes for both a great snack spread and a satisfying set of notecards: delightful visual variety on a theme.
So which friend gets which DoughNote? We took the liberty of making you a handy guide, matching personalities to classic donut types. Someone had to do it.
The Rainbow Sprinkle
This friend is a lot of fun and has a way of always looking great in photos. She’s a variation on a classic and takes a good thing and makes it even better. A traditionalist with a sense of humor.
Elegant and delicate, sometimes too much for her own good. Can get squashed in a box with other heartier donuts. You may want to protect her. But she’s tougher than you think, and usually puffs back out nicely. And she makes you grateful that such a sensitive and lovely option exists.
This friend reaches for the stars and rises to the occasion. This is not always easy, and she may have the marks to prove it, but she is able to still keep it light and you love her for that.
The Old Fashioned
The name almost says it all, but not quite. She likes to do things in a time-tested manner. And why not? There’s a reason why things stick around for a while—they work! She has the most surface area of any donut and therefore can accommodate the most icing. You’ve gotta hand it to her—she knows what she’s doing.
The Boston Cream
There’s a lot going on in there. She can be a polarizing figure and a strong flavor. But that’s exactly why you like her so much. You can take her or leave her, but you definitely have an opinion either way. Her attitude is, “say whatever you want, as long as you keep talking about me!”
She does things her own way, and she always stands out. She believes that it’s as important to have a compelling outside as a substantive inside. She likes to bring things together that you might not think would work, but with her influence they somehow always do.
Do you agree with our pastry psychoanalysis? Or is it half-baked? Tell us below!
Photos by Irene Kim Shepherd
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