Meet senior Kayla Dupper, future teacher and cupcake baker

Chocolate cupcake split open with cookie dough inside
This cupcake is just one of senior Kayla Dupper’s signature baked goodies.

“Baking gives me freedom and time to myself to relieve anything built up during the day. Also COVID was very boring at the start but once I started baking I did it every week.”

What sparked your interest in cooking?

I honestly don’t really know.  One day during quarantine I just made homemade funfetti cupcakes and from there on I baked every week and developed some of my own ideas and recipes.

How has cooking helped you through Covid?

Yellow cupcake with white frosting and yellow sprinklesI feel baking has helped me through COVID because it relieves my stress. Baking gives me freedom and time to myself to relieve anything built on during the day.

Also COVID was  very boring at the start but once I started baking, I did it every week.

What would you recommend to someone who says they’re not into cooking?

I would recommend to try it because you can always try again if you mess up and it helps so much to make you calm.

What is one goal you have for this year?

One goal I have is to hopefully sell a lot of my cupcakes during holiday seasons.

What do you hope to see achieved with food or through cooking in the future?

Cupcake with toasted marshmallow on topAlthough I want to go to college to become a K-2 teacher, I definitely will keep my business up and I hope to sell in the farmers’ market next spring and summer.

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