Sugar Stacked by Reed
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Although high school students have busy, chaotic lives, sophomore Reed Stewart finds time in her schedule to do what she loves. When Stewart was just ten years old, she decided she wanted to make cupcakes for her birthday party, “I really wanted to have them look like dogs, so my mom and I bought a recipe/decorating book for cupcakes,” and she has been baking ever since.
This, however, was not the first baking book she bought. Stewart first learned to bake by copying pictures from books, and simply from google images, one of her regular inspirations. Eventually this wasn’t good enough so she started watching baking TV shows and videos which helped her develop even more baking skills.
Stewart started baking long before she discovered she had a passion for it. “I have been making apple pie with my mom way before I started to bake cakes so that is, and probably always will be my favorite,” Stewart says.
Though baking began as a hobby, making cakes for family and friends, people soon realized how much hard work Stewart put into this and they quickly refused to let her do it for free. Thus, Stewart started her business, “Sugar Stacked by Reed,” filling two to three orders every month.
Finding time in her schedule is one of her biggest challenges as a student and a baker. So, if you want to place an order, Stewart requests that you let her know at least two weeks in advance.
This seventeen year old girl has her priorities straight, “school and family have to come first and as much as I hate it, sometimes I have to say no because I just don’t have enough time.”
Although she is quite busy, Stewart still finds time to bake because it is what she loves. As a perfectionist, getting the cakes to look exactly right and filling orders on time can be extremely stressful. Stewart loves the fact that she can be creative through her hobby, and her parents inspire her to do what she loves.
Through the years Stewart has created a numerous number of cakes and even more memories to go along with them. But above all her favorite memory was fairly recently, when she was making cupcakes for the C&G release party. Having already make three hundred of them, Stewart returned to the kitchen only to find that her dogs had only left her with two hundred. “Even though I wasn’t too terribly happy in the moment, I find it funny when I look back on it.”