What inspired you to start baking?
I used to always bake just for fun. For my bat mitzvah, my aunt got me this ginormous cake decorating set. As I started getting better, I made an Instagram page, and I decided to post my cakes. People started reaching out to me and making orders. The business really blew up.
How do you balance baking and school?
I make sure I have everything done first and then go into baking. I like to work later in the night when it’s quiet in the house. People at school know about the business; even my teachers mention it in class, and my friends always support me.
How has baking connected you to the community?
I always have little girls coming up to me — and even women — who want to learn. I wanted to share my talent with young girls, so I started cake-decorating classes. Seeing how people can go from not knowing how to do a thing in the class to doing it perfectly, it’s incredible. I love teaching, just seeing the smile on the little kids’ faces, and even the adults. A lot of the community knows that I do this. I really connect through baking — it helps me get more involved.
What are your plans for the future?
I see myself going to college and then taking a year to go to culinary school. I have big ideas. I would love to open a bakery one day.
Do you have any advice for other teen entrepreneurs?
Start a social media page. Get your name out there, make it known to the community, and make sure you have great supporters, like your parents and friends.