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In Search of the Sturgis Sticky Bun

by Prince Najar
7/27/2022


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For many artists and custom builders, the sojourn in Sturgis starts at the Flying Piston Benefit Breakfast hosted at the Buffalo Chip Campground.
 
I'm riding out with the bros. I'll sign books and hope for a bun and a cup of coffee.
I'm riding out with the bros. I'll sign books and hope for a bun and a cup of coffee.


 
This is the 8th year of the Flying Piston's Builders Breakfast hosted by the Buffalo Chip and presented by Russ Brown. As co-producer this is also the 8th time I’ve been voted down on serving waffles. I ask you, who doesn’t love waffles in the morning?
 
 
We rode out in '97 but there were no buns or breakfast. Fuck!
We rode out in '97 but there were no buns or breakfast. Fuck!


So I’m working on a replacement to the breakfast treat. What we came up with is homemade gooey cinnamon buns.

We’re talkin’ cinnamon buns made with the softest, chewiest, lightly-golden dough, an irresistible buttery cinnamon-sugar swirl filling, and drizzled with traditional glaze.
 
Come on out. The weather's fine...
Come on out. The weather's fine...


 
The best thing about deciding on a bun is test tasting them. So Marilyn Stemp, co-producer and human electrical switch who knows everyone and connects everyone, took off to research the topic at Lynn's Dakotamart, Lou Lou's Bombdiggities Pastries & Coffee Shop, The Good Witch Cake Shop, Jerry's Cakes & Donuts, Baker's Bakery & Café, and many more.

After eating her way through multiple options, putting hundreds of miles on the odometer, and engaging unwitting test testers, she brought back the final selection to Buffalo Chip HQ so the arbiter of all things high-calorie and delicious could make a final assessment.
 
 
In Search of the Sturgis Sticky Bun: The Answer is Closer than you Think
Chip owner Rod Woody Woodruff found some were too doughy, some not sweet enough, some more air than substance. But ultimately, he found a candidate that had just the right of amount of cinnamon, the ideal chewiness, and an irresistible buttery texture.

In South Dakota, at Lynn's Dakotamart, there is a little slice of heavy in the form of a golden dough, swirly cinnamon bun.
 
Had to get hitched. Woody made it happen.
Had to get hitched. Woody made it happen.


 

And that my friends is the signature sweetness that will be provided at the 8th annual Flying Piston Benefit that kicks off at the Big Engine Bar located at the Buffalo Chip's west gate at 8:30 AM on Sunday, August 7th.

To attend this year’s Flying Piston Benefit, click here to order your ticket - https://rallytickets.com/2021-flying-piston-breakfast-benefit/

So, when you attend the Flying Piston Benefit Builders Breakfast this year, make sure you say hello to our master taste-tester Woody, and tell him what you think of his buns.
 
Be There, Be There, Be There!
Be There, Be There, Be There!


 

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