A favorite way to celebrate Fat Tuesday is by indulging in the Polish treat, the paczki. Potter's Bakery in Traverse City estimates that they'll sell 14,000 paczkis by the end of today.
Hours of preparation go into each batch of the Polish delight, and customers can choose between glazed and powdered. Fat Tuesday celebrators who buy their paczkis from Potter's can choose from 10 varieties including raspberry, blueberry, cream, apple and the all-time favorite, custard.
Each paczki is a sweet treat meant to be an indulgence the day before Ash Wednesday and the start of Lent.