Monday, December 15, 2014

Day 1895 - Cupcakes by Jade #Canberra

Another post about awesome kids being entrepreneurs 

The Sugar Bite - Cupcakes by Jade
Back in September I posted about the Fash n Treasure Markets and some fantastic cupcakes I gobbled up without a backward glance.  Well this weekend I attended the Canberra Christmas Markets and the same fantastic cupcake creator was there with her mouth watering assortment.  Over the weekend I managed to get through THREE of these cakey delights.



The thing I love about this story is not that I am eating cake, but that I am buying cakes from a thirteen year old girl who bakes, creates, sells and excels at such a tender age.

Jade has set up her business to earn a bit of extra cash doing something she loves.  Her business is called "The Sugar Bite (Cupcakes by Jade)" and these cakes not only taste great but they look spectacular.

Forget being a kid in a candy store.  Cupcakes trump candy for sure (especially cupcakes with candy on top!)

Jade brought 130 cupcakes with her on Saturday and had sold out by 1.00pm.

So she went home and started baking again.  She finished at about 10.00pm and returned the next day with 170 fresh and very fancy cupcake creations.  There was no compromise on the quality.  Each cupcake was perfectly formed and perfectly decorated.

I don't know if she managed to sell out again on Sunday. But I do know that people were lining up first thing in the morning to make sure they didn't miss out (me included).

I wandered past at about 1.30pm and her table was looking bare.  I'd say she'd had another successful day.

I love seeing children have big ideas and take action. I love seeing them in business.  You just know that no matter what the world throws at them, that they are going to be OK.

Great job Jade!

If you're in Canberra, be sure to keep an eye out for Jade around the local markets scene.  I can't wait to find her again to sample something new.

Salted Caramel cupcake by Jade - OMG - YUM!!! 

Editors note:  If you would like to follow Jade you can find her on Facebook at The Sugar Bite

17 comments :

  1. I loved reading this story. Good on Jade and her cupcakes look great.

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  2. How fabulous! I hope that my girls grow up to be go-getters like this.

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  4. Wow! What a talented little girl and so dedicated and passionate. Her parents must be proud.

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  5. What a bright young thing- I suspect she will go far!

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  6. So fantastic. Good on you Jade! I'll have to tell my sister-in-law, she's in Canberra and goes to the markets. Thanks for sharing.

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  7. Yum! I love cupcakes and I loved reading about Jade. When I was 13 I certainly wasn't thinking about selling items at a market. Well done Jade!

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  8. Well done Jade and her parents who have allowed her and probably encouraged her to follow her dreams.

    I suspect Jade will go far in life!

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  10. Thank you so much for the lovely review! I was so happy and surprised. if you want to find me I will be at every Fash 'n Treasure and Baby and Kids markets held in EPIC. Thanks again!!! my facebook page is www.facebook.com/thesugarbite if anyone would like to follow me. Jade.

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  11. Wow what a little superstar - good on her!

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  12. What a fabulous little go-getter!
    Good on you Jade, for getting out there, and you Leanne for supporting these young entrepreneurs.

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  13. Wow what an awesome effort from a 13 year old. I hope she continues to see success.

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  14. How awesome is that! I wish I had the smarts to do something like that at 13! She has big things in store for her, that's for sure! #teamIBOT

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