This 15-Year Old Recently Opened Her Own Cupcake Shop In Michigan
Photo Credit: Photo courtesy of Layla's Cool Pops via Facebook

Photo Credit: Photo courtesy of Layla's Cool Pops via Facebook

This 15-Year Old Recently Opened Her Own Cupcake Shop In Michigan

black owned business , Cuisine , Michigan
DeAnna Taylor
DeAnna Taylor Jun 23, 2020

We love to see young Kings and Queens going after their dreams early. For 15-year old Kalamazoo, Michigan native Layla Wallace, that dream came true last month.

Wallace opened the first storefront for her cupcake brand, Layla’s Cool Pops. The young baker and entrepreneur offers an assortment of sweet treats including cupcakes, brownies, and cake pops.

She started the business nearly 4 years ago and even with a global pandemic sweeping the world, she didn’t let that stop her from opening her store.

“I think that some people think that my work ethic would be different because I’m younger, so I have to prove them wrong by working really hard,” Layla said in a statement. “I still get scared of talking with people, so I’m warming up to talking with people and I still do school so it’s kinda hard.”

As COVID-19 measures are still in place, the store has pivoted into offering curbside service until they can welcome guests inside again.

At the end of the day, Layla has one main goal when it comes to being an entrepreneur and owning a store.

“I want to be able to teach other young children my age how to be entrepreneurs, how to bake, and how to have what I have.”

To support this young queen, you can visit the website: www.laylascoolpops.com. You can also find the business on Instagram: @laylascoolpops.

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