Teen Who Loves to Play with Modeling Clay, A Big Help in Mom’s Cake Business

A 13-year-old girl who loves to play with modeling clay is now a big help to her mom’s cake business. Amazingly, the teen was the one who encouraged her mom to start baking and selling her creations. Wow.

Nurse Loses Job, Opens Cake Business

She’s a registered nurse but when the COVID-19 pandemic hit, 39-year-old Rudith Miranda was among those who lost their jobs.

However, the closed door turned into an open window after she discovered baking and began to do business that she shares with her daughter, 13-year-old Xandria Joie nicknamed Xandy.

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According to Rudith, Xandy loves playing with modeling clay and already appeared to be a budding artist back when she was 7 or 8 years old.

They supported Xandy’s hobby, not knowing that this would someday help them out financially.

Photo credit: Smart Parenting
Photo credit: Smart Parenting

Xandy learned how to bake in her TLE class (Technology and Livelihood Education). She took interest in baking cookies and loved to do things even on her own, especially when she was hungry, Rudith explained.

Rudith also tried baking but their first cake experiment failed a bit because it ended up looking like a pancake. But she continued trying to bake until she got the hang of it.

Amazingly, it was Xandy who encouraged her to open a business, telling her that she can do it. So, their baking business was born: Small Bites, Big Bites in July 2020.

Photo credit: Smart Parenting

She experimented with different materials and soon learned how to make fondant cakes. She’s a newbie to baking and doing figures, so it’s Xandy who creates the designs. The teen loves it! Not only does she get to do something she truly enjoys doing, but she also helps her mom earn money with it. Amazing, right?

Rudith proudly shared her daughter’s work, reminding parents to support their kids in their hobbies because it might be something useful in the future.

Photo credit: Smart Parenting

Cake Business

A cake business can be profitable, especially if you have the materials, skills, time, and patience to do it.

Check out our guide on how to start a cake business and recipe ideas for party cupcakes, pizza, and brownies to help you get started.

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