Red Dirt Diaries: Local Girl Starts Cupcake Business

Friday, April 22nd 2016, 6:52 pm
By: Karl Torp

A 9-year-old girl is getting a real world business experience by starting her own company out of her family’s kitchen.

Kallyn Kennedy started Oklahoma Cupcakery in November of last year.

The third grader’s mom encourages her and helps with delivering the cupcakes, but is hands off in the kitchen.

“I do all the work,” said Kallyn, who has bought supplies and ingredients as well.

The first time she sold the cupcakes at the Mustang Community Center, she made $4.50 profit.

She’s made a bigger profit since.

She now fills orders for friends and classmates, but will begin taking orders online next week.

She also keeps an idea notebook filled with business card and menu designs. One day Kallyn hopes to open her own bakery.

“I thought you know, this is going to be something she wanted to do for a couple weeks and then it was going to go away. It didn’t do away,” said Kallyn’s mom Brooklyn Workman.