Hawaiian rolls originated in a Hawaiian bakery during the 1950’s. Robert Taira, the founder of King’s Hawaiian Bakery opened his first shop in Hilo, Hawaii. The bread he offered in this shop was a fusion of pineapple juice and a bread recipe that was brought to the islands by Portuguese immigrants.
In 2020 I made molds for a split Hawaiian roll to use for the production of my first burger slider candles (pictured below right).
Since Hawaiian rolls have a perfectly delicious aroma all by themselves, I decided to make a silicone mold using a whole roll. Pictured below is the result.
To simulate this roll, I combined pineapple candle oil fragrance with a freshly baked bread aroma. After the scented wax had set in the mold, I popped it out and painted the top using melted wax that had been colored an orange-brown.
The Hawaiian roll candle looks and smells like a real Hawaiian roll. Although I thought about stacking it on Texas garlic toast or other candle bread products, I decided that it was perfectly fine just the way it was. This candle is the most simple one that I produce. At $10.00 per candle, it will also be the smallest and the most affordably priced candle that I’ll be selling.
In the meanwhile, I have to return to work as the chef instructor of my high school Culinary Arts program starting this coming Wednesday on August 4. School for both in-person and virtual instruction will start on Monday, August 9.
Since I need to start getting ready for work and to prep for the new school year, what has been a daily blog for Tasty-Candles will have to shift to a once or possibly twice a week blog. My candle production will also be shifting to nights and weekends.
Mindful that I need to complete my business licensing requirements by filing a DBA (doing business as) with the county clerk’s office, I’ve scheduled an appointment with a notary through my bank for after work on Monday, August 16. One advantage to using a bank notary is that this service won’t cost me a penny.
During pre-Covid days I could have found a travelling notary to come visit me at my home or at work. Since district policy won’t allow visitors, I can’t have a notary meet me at school. Since I’m also a very private person, I’d rather not have a stranger in my home.
Once I have the county DBA form notarized, I can submit it to the county office. I can also use this form as the documentation needed to open a business bank account.
Why All Small Businesses Need a Bank Account that’s Separate from Your Personal Accounts:
There are many reasons why small business owners should separate their business accounts from their personal accounts.
- This will allow me to more easily distinguish between personal and business related expenses.
- Being able to distinguish between personal and business related expenses will make it easier to complete my tax returns and to identify all of the deductions that I qualify for. The are currently nearly 100 deductions available to small businesses depending upon what services they provide or what products they produce and/or sell. Having a separate business account will make it easier to qualify for these deductions.
- Business accounts sometimes have features that personal accounts don’t have. My bank provides unlimited electronic deposits, and no processing fees for up to $25,000 in cash deposits each month. As this account grows, I would qualify for more benefits such as not having a monthly fee and having up to 500 free transactions per month.
- Having a separate business account will reduce the likelihood of my sending up a red flag at the IRS or the state revenue office and will reduce my chances of being audited. If I were to be audited, having a business account separate from my personal account will also reduce my exposure to government scrutiny.