At 15-years-old, Akeila ‘Akki’ Tejwani owns a cupcakery. The product is made from organic ingredients. She splits her profits with children’s charities in SA.
SAN ANTONIO, TX, March 23, 2020 /24-7PressRelease/ — The Tejwani house is fragrant with the smell of baked goods. Outside their front door is a huge banner stretching up advertising Akki’s Cupcakery. In the kitchen, Akeila Tejwani president and CEO of her own business at 15.
“So, I had this passion for baking,” Akeila said. “I started when I was four-years-old.”
Akeila said she used to watch baking shows with her mother, Pooja. The teen got serious about her baking last October. She approached her parents about opening an organic bakery.
“I said yes. But if you really want to run a business, you have to figure out if it’s sellable,” Ajay Tejwani said. “It looks good on paper, but show me the money.”
His daughter started selling cupcakes at school. The students at Brandeis High School, apparently, liked her product because she sold out. But that wasn’t enough to convince her entrepreneurial father.
“He was like, ‘show me more,'” she said.
According to the Brandeis sophomore, she sold cupcakes for a week. The more she brought the more she sold. Her father started working with his daughter on a business plan, website and marketing.
He agreed to invest seed money in a business she’d be responsible for. In December, Akki’s Cupcakery was born.
“Actually, she’s a girl full of surprises to me,” he said.
Akelia is in the top 5 percent of her class. She is also a black belt in Taekwondo who is on her school’s debate team. The teen also loves to read and watch baking videos on YouTube.
Her family including her mother, grandmother and sister Nikita make-up her staff. She, of course, uses her profit to take care of operational costs. The teenage business owner also donates 50 percent of her proceeds to five children’s charities in San Antonio.
“I’ve always wanted to work with kids somehow,” she said. “So, when I grow up, I want to work in a non-profit or start my own non-profit.”
The Ferrari Kids, SJRC (formerly known as the St. Jude’s Ranch for Children) Texas, JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation), CAMP (Children’s Association for Maximum Potential) and Heartgift San Antonio are set to benefit from her profits.
Akki’s Cupcakery offers goods in a variety of flavors. The options are organic, vegan and gluten-free.
Her business model even includes delivery through Grub Hub and Door Dash. The baked goods are made at the time of order. She said most orders take about two hours.
Her experiences since opening in December haven’t been all cookies and crème. She’s learned the harsh reality of how flaky customers can be. But the Tejwanis live in a household governed by mantras. One of those is encouraged each night by the sisters to brush their teeth for bed.
“I’m confident. I believe in myself and I can do anything I put my mind to,” Ajay said.
He is teaching his daughters time, treasure and talent are what they have to offer the world.
“We have these family core values of HUGPC: Health and happiness, upright, gratitude, pay forward and continuous learning,” Akeila said.
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ABOUT AKKI’s CUPCAKERY & TEA
Hi, I am Akeila Tejwani, a Sophomore student at Brandeis High School. I am very passionate about Cupcakes, Teas and Working with Kids!
I came up with this idea of using organic ingredients for all my recipes and donating 50% of the proceeds to kids charities in San Antonio.
EVERYTHING IS MADE FRESH TO ORDER! We do not make dozens of cupcakes every day so whatever you order is made fresh ONLY FOR YOU!
I wanted to come up with healthy and vegan options for kids to enjoy the baking savories. Lots of kids are not able to enjoy all the baked food due to an unhealthy amount of calories found in baked products at grocery stores. Also, the ingredients used by them are not healthy for the overall health and fitness.
This way it will help the community in San Antonio and also fulfill my desire to be a health-conscious baker. Join me in this fun-filled journey for you and your kids that will help them enjoy the cupcakes and become a Healthier Happier YOU!!
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