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Fishy's Bakery tinkers with its menu but never with its commitment to high-quality food

By Elisha Neubauer

Just four short months ago, Mike Laufer and Tom Meurer took a leap and purchased Fishy's Bakery. The already-established bakery in Fond Du Lac had previously been an only-donuts operation but with new owners comes new menu additions, and guests of the long-standing shop have been pleasantly surprised. The business duo weren't that out of their comfort zone when it came to operating their newest venture.

"Tom's baking experience allows us to take our bakery offerings to another level providing not only donuts, but coffee cakes, turnovers, Danish pastry and other delicacies," Laufer said. The pair also added cakes for all occasions to the menu, including wedding, birthday, baptism, graduation, and more.

While the pair only took ownership of the well-known bakery just four months ago, they have been diving head first into getting to know their client base.

"We're getting to know what they want from Fishy's Bakery," Laufer said. "The word of mouth advertising [for the new menu additions] has been wonderful thus far!"

The innovative menu now includes such items as Persians, filled Bismarks, Long Johns, chop suey rolls, apple & cherry delights, Elephant Ears, apple & cherry Turnovers, cupcakes, cookies, and cheese puffs. Muffins are available by the dozen in flavors such as banana, blueberry, cinnamon, chocolate chip, and lemon poppy seed. When it comes to weddings, Laufer believes that couples would not be disappointed in hiring Fishy's Bakery to handle their wedding cake/cupcake needs.

"The quality of cakes, cupcakes and donuts along with our talented decorators will create a memorable experience for not only the bride & groom, but their guests as well," he said.

The bakery offers full service for wedding goodies?baking, decorating, delivering, and setting up a beautiful presentation that will wow any guest. More than just wedding cakes, the company also offers custom baked goods, tiered cakes, cupcakes, cupcake trees, dessert tables, and personalized wedding favors to help add a little scrumptious flavor to your event.

"My partner Tom Meurer and I wanted to continue the tradition of providing great bakery to the Fond du Lac area," Laufer said. While following tradition, the pair opted to expand on the 35-year-old concept of Fishy's Bakery, pushing the company forward in both a commercial and retail sense. To do so, in addition to adding to the menu options, the duo altered the operational hours. Fishy's Bakery is now open Tuesday through Saturday from 7 am to 6 pm, with everything on the menu available during open hours. Special orders, such as wedding cakes, require advanced notice.

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