There’s a new teen in town bringing smiles to people’s faces, one delicious doughnut at a time.
At just 15 years of age, Melbourne-based high schooler Morgan Hipworth is on the verge of opening his first ever doughnut store, Bistro Morgan.
Juggling year 10 exams with choc-filled syringes and deliveries, Morgan currently dedicates an astonishing 40 hours per week to his doughnuts, “I live a double life, kind of,” he told Lifestyle.
Not only is he a switched-on, budding entrepreneur but he’s a vivacious and personable teen too. A sugar superstar, one might say.
Proud mum Ellie has been a huge support and is with Morgan every step of the way – especially considering Morgan hasn’t yet reached driving age. The pair of them recently shared a few sleepless nights when they held a pop up doughnut store in Melbourne and sold an impressive 10,000 doughnuts across eight days. “Mum helps me with everything; I don’t do anything without her there.”
Changing his flavours every single week, Morgan has created over 1,500 flavours to date! Dusted with sugar and encrusted with sweets, his hand-rolled doughnuts only incorporate quality ingredients and attract a flurry of drool-worthy Instagram snaps. “We don’t use anything cheap or nasty. We use the best Belgium chocolates,” he explained.
A popular pupil on the playground no doubt, Morgan’s friends love it when he brings boxed goodies in for them “especially for recess.”
With a blindingly bright future ahead of him, Morgan looks up to the likes of Adriano Zumbo and Kirsten Tibballs, and encourages people to follow what they want to do, “It’s the people you start chatting to, that’s the amazing part. Whether you start emailing a few places and just make those contacts – once you go from there, it’s not easy sailing but that’s the hardest part done.”
Check out his delectable doughnuts below.
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Bistro Morgan is opening in early December 2016 at 190 High Street, Windsor Victoria.