Teen Pays His Family’s Way to Disney by Selling Cupcakes

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Isaiah Tuckett has been asking his family to take him to Walt Disney World for as long as he can remember. Due to family financial issues, they were never able to afford it. Many kids would just whine and complain until they got their way. Instead, Isaiah decided to do something about it!

Isaiah has been baking in local fairs and competitions collecting champion ribbons in categories aproned-grandmothers are used to winning. He has also been making cupcakes for family events, even 750 in one weekend! He set out to make and sell enough cupcakes to take his family to Disney.

His parents supported his efforts as much as they could paying for Isaiah’s baking supplies – including those used to send the family to Disney World.

Isaiah went on a cupcake baking spree! At $20 a dozen, Isaiah sold enough cupcakes in one year to pay for airfare, hotel and Disney World tickets for his mom, dad, sister, brother, sister-in-law and nephew – seven people in all.

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To accomplish his goal, Isaiah needed customers. It didn’t hurt that a month after Isaiah filled his first order, Madison’s bakery closed its doors. The closest stand-alone bakery still operating was 30 miles away. “People were looking for stuff and there wasn’t a bakery anymore,” Isaiah’s mother says. The orders for Isaiah’s cupcakes – baked and frosted in a variety of flavors – poured in. “I’ve done birthday parties, confirmations, graduations, reunions, funerals, weddings,” Isaiah says.

Isaiah now has goals of culinary school and baking his way into a pick-up truck! This kid is just amazing!

Source: Tuckett Family

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