When Wendy Wygle had the opportunity to purchase a Sand Springs doughnut shop that had been around for 30 years, she jumped at it. Wygle had been working as a full-time nanny and helping her husband with his roofing company. But in high school and college, she worked at small cafes and snow cone stands, and the desire to continue Shipley’s Daylight Donuts appealed to her.
Wygle renamed the shop Livi Lee’s in honor of her daughter. She says being a mom to a growing child helps her see the “doughnut” possibility in many unexpected places.
“Whether it’s a cereal she wants or a dessert she orders when we go out, suddenly I’ve found doughnut inspiration everywhere,” she says.
As such, Wygle says that some of the most popular doughnut varieties include those coated with Fruity Pebbles. Maple bacon and S’mores are also top-selling varieties. But Wygle says that, true to the tradition set by the Shibleys, the signature sausage rolls continue to be the top seller.
Livi Lee’s recently opened a second location in Sand Springs, and Livi Lee’s Summer Snow is now open for its 10th year along Highway 97. 411 E. Broadway St., and 4106 S. 113th W. Ave., Sand Springs. www.livilees.com