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Black In Business: 11-Year-Old Turned Her Love For Baking During The Pandemic Into A Business

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Black In Business: 11-Year-Old Turned Her Love For Baking During The Pandemic Into A Business

The coronavirus pandemic lockdown was a blessing in disguise for many even though there were a few others who did not find that period favorable. Some lost relatives to the virus while others lost their jobs.

London Warrick decided to send positive vibes to her family, neighbors and friends with every cake she baked during the lockdown period.

The 11-year-old kidpreneur discovered her love for baking during the height of the coronavirus pandemic. So, on Mother’s Day, she baked lots of cakes and wrapped up huge slices for mothers in her neighborhood to bring some cheer to them.

Little did she know seven months ago that she had just sent out samples of what will be her new cake business, Lovely London Delights.

“I started baking in May for Mother’s Day. I made a whole cake and I sliced it and I delivered it to mothers to make them happy,” the Willow Grove, Pennsylvania, native told local news outlet WPVI.

The cake was so lovely that many mothers wanted to order whole cakes after they tasted the slices. “When I got back home, they were asking for whole cakes,” she added.

London rose to the challenge but her mother, Tramaine Warrick, was worried people might not want to go through with their orders if they knew an 11-year-old baked their cakes.

Interestingly, that was not a deterrent as, according to Traimaine, people began hitting her family up for more cakes. “I explained to them that London is 11 and they said, ‘We don’t care. We just want a cake!'” said Tramaine

Just like that, news of the new cake sensation spread by word of mouth and recommendations. “From there so many people we didn’t know were finding out from other people, and they just started to ask us to order cakes,” she added.

The classic Bundt cake with two secret ingredients has been the best seller since the business started and she has sold over 200 cakes and counting. The Upper Moreland Intermediate School fifth-grader makes multitasking look so easy. She has good time management skills and has allocated weekends and school breaks for her budding baking business.

“I do my cakes on the weekend and when I’m on break,” London said.

London still has time to do little girls’ stuff like her other hobby, dancing. She also takes classes very seriously, with math being her favorite subject. She already has her eyes set on Lincoln University and with her tenacity, it will be no surprise that she gets in.

According to ABC6, the kidpreneur is also philanthropic at heart. London donates proceeds from her sales to Gift of Life to honor her grandfather, who had lung disease.

 


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