A 12-year-old entrepreneur who started her own small baking business a little over a year ago recently created her most exceptional treat yet.
During the month of October, Emily Turner has been selling pink ribbon-designed cookies for Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and also to support the mother of her best friend.
“This is a fund-raiser and all of the profits go towards my best friend Kaley’s mom, Tina Moser, who was recently diagnosed with breast cancer,” said Emily, who is a sixth grader at Miami Trace. “I was talking to Kaley about it at school earlier this month and she liked the idea.”
Emily’s business is called “Delicious Delights” and those interested in her tasty treats can contact her on the Delicious Delights WCH Facebook page. This month, she’s been selling the pink ribbon cookies by the dozen for $12.
It’s been a successful venture for Emily, the daughter of Brad and Deborah Turner, just as her overall business has been for more than a year.
“When Emily came home and talked to me about it, of course I contacted the Moser family and Tina to make sure she was okay with that and she said she was,” said Deborah Turner. “She’s sold 74 dozen pink ribbon cookies so far and she’s so pleased with the support she’s received. Since she’s had her business for a little while, she already has her clients. Emily has her own bank account, checks are written to Delicious Delights. It’s her business, she runs it, she makes the money and then puts the money back into buying new ingredients. I mean for 12-years-old, she stays very, very busy. She’s doing really well.”
In addition to pink ribbon cookies, Emily sells an abundance of other delicious treats, such as cupcakes, fudge, brownies, chocolate chip cookies, etc.
“I really enjoy baking. It does keep me busy, but I love doing this,” said Emily. “People have to pick up the cookies when they place an order, but that works out well. I will be closing the pink ribbon cookie orders the end of this month. I want to thank everyone so much for supporting the Moser family.”