Teen’s cupcakery more than sweet ambition | Kids Who Make SA Great
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 — 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.
A lot of people discouraged me from using organic ingredients as having a label VEGAN CUPCAKE or KETO CUPCAKE should be enough to get the attention and charge a premium for it. I did notice that when someone says VEGAN or KETO then no more questions are asked and people pay extra for it.
Yes, I agree that it is more difficult and time-consuming to make GLUTEN-FREE, KETO and VEGAN Cupcakes in San Antonio, BUT if we don’t make them Organic then we are really not tackling the real health issue.
Let us first talk about the baking ingredients in general that needs to be used for Cupcakes:
I was always keen on doing something for the kids in San Antonio. Whenever I got an opportunity to teach or help other kids or my peers, I always came forward and loved doing it.
I really enjoy baking and I am very thankful that my parents have supported me to pursue this as my first entrepreneurship venture. My goal is to support the community in SA and 50% of all proceeds go to Children’s non-profits in San Antonio. You can learn more about it here.
I am right now starting out with this venture and I am not clear what all needs to happen to make it but I am determined to find out. In the end, I want to ensure that I am able to leave a positive impact in this world and pay forward and share my talent that shall benefit the kids in SA.
I don’t know where this will take me and this is my way of paying forward to the community around me.
Our Pupcakes are made with all Organic healthy ingredients!
Your dog’s a part of your family, so you want to make sure he or she eats like it too! If you are into organic foods then you would love to try our pupcakes! In our pupcake ingredients, you won’t find any chemicals or artificial preservatives like you do in so many other cupcakes. In our ingredients, we just use wholesome ingredients that we use when we bake for you! Plus, we have gluten-free options, which is ideal for pups with sensitive tummies or on gluten-free or wheat-free diets.
Pupcakes are homemade and labelled!
There’s something special about giving your pup a homemade treat! It just feels like there’s more love in it and we add our passion and love when we make it for your pup. Your mom’s homemade cookies taste better than ones you get at the grocery store, right? With our pupcakes, you’re able to share that same homemade feel-good feeling with your pup.! Plus, you know exactly what’s going into your pup’s treats and can guarantee they’re getting only the healthiest, tastiest treats.
Pupcakes can be a part of a balanced, healthy canine diet year-round in Texas
As a general rule, treats should never make up more than 10% of your dog’s daily diet. Pupcakes can be a healthy treat for your dogs year-round when given in moderation. In addition to birthdays, holidays, gotcha days, and anniversaries, you can use pupcakes as a high-value treat when training your dog or as a reward after a long day of work or exercise. Finally, you know your pup the best, so do what is right by him or her.
You can BUY THE PUPCAKES IN SAN ANTONIO HERE: https://akkiscupcakery.com/shop/cupcake/pupcakes-pack-of-6/
Akeila Tejwani from Brandeis High School is another Champion For Change! She donates part of her home bakery profits to local charities in San Antonio.
After visiting bakeries, I felt that there was a need for a healthier bakery that delivers fresh products. Many storefront bakeries keep their baked goods for more than a day & are not fresh. ”
SAN ANTONIO, TX, UNITED STATES, June 4, 2020 – Akeila Tejwani from Brandeis High School is another Champion For Change! This unique student started her own bakery inside her home using healthy ingredients. She donates part of her profits to local charities. She truly embodies the values of our Champions For Change!
Akeila Tejwani is the CEO of Akki’s Cupcakery. At 15-years-old, she is running a baking business from her home. Her concept came from wanting to make sure kids were eating better ingredients in their food. Then, she decided to split her proceeds with local charities that help children. The charities get a 50% percent cut. This is her first year in business. At the end of April, Akeila donated more than $1,700 to six charities. When the pandemic hit, she decided to give all of her profit to the same groups.
Akeila puts others before herself. That is why she is a Champion for Change.
“I am very thrilled to get the Champion of Change award and it means a lot to me. I was giving back to the charities as part of our family core values is PAY FORWARD, which means give back without expecting anything in return. This is totally unexpected.” Says Akeila (Akki) Tejwani.
“I am to show my gratitude to Mr. Marvin Hurst from KENS5 and Ms. Morgan Downing-Shannon from Methodist Healthcare for this honor. I have no words to express my gratitude. Lastly, a BIG THANKS to all my customers who trusted me for their special occasion. I could not have donated without their support.”
I have been getting a lot of calls about Paleo and Keto products for our bakery in San Antonio.
So, I went out to do my research and here is what I found:
What is Keto Diet?
The primary goal of this type of diet is to put your body into a state of ketosis, which is when your body uses fat instead of carbohydrates as its primary energy source. When your body enters ketosis, fat travels to the liver and makes an acid called ketones, which enter your bloodstream and are converted into energy.
Unlike Paleo, Keto severely limits carbs and eliminates fruit and some starchy vegetables. For your body to enter ketosis, a good percentage of your calories (generally, somewhere between 60-80%, according to keto experts) needs to come from fats.
The extremely low level of carbs on the Keto Diet can cause what’s known as the keto flu, which causes headaches, nausea, muscle cramping, and fatigue. Like the Paleo Diet, these unpleasant side effects generally subside after a few weeks. Drinking plenty of water and getting a full night’s sleep should help.
This diet will help you lose more weight in a small amount of time.
What is Paleo Diet?
The Paleo Diet focuses on foods that are high in protein and rich with fiber. There’s a strong emphasis on meat, fruits, and vegetables — basically taking us back to the beginning of mankind.
I believe I’m trying to obtain the trend bakery and baking products and trying to go completely online so that it’s easier for people to shop, pickup, or get delivery for them and their loved ones. We are getting a lot of inquiries about out of town users who are getting sweet things for their families in San Antonio. YES, WE DELIVER! and it has been a great thing for our customers.
Here a few reasons to choose Akki’s Cupcakery & Tea over standard bakeries:
Organic Ingredients – We use mostly Organic Ingredients in our baking – Learn why it is IMPORTANT to use organic ingredients: CHOOSE ORGANIC FOR YOUR HEALTH
Specialty Bakery – We have Vegan, Keto, and Gluten-Free Options – We always try to innovate and create new recipes so you will never be bored. What is next – PEGAN diet desserts!
Support Kids Charities in San Antonio – Profit Sharing with Kid’s Charities in San Antonio – We share our profits with Kids charities and in 2020 we gave away close to $2,000. Here is the link to the news: kki’s Cupcakery Donates All of It’s Q4 2019 & Q1 2020 Profits to Kids Charities and Non-Profits in San Antonio
Fully e-Commerce Enabled Website – Instead of spending on a storefront, we decided to ramp up our website and make it mobile-friendly with full e-commerce capability. We are also planning to launch Mobile Apps for iOS and Android very soon so stay tuned!
Custom Cake Delivery in San Antonio – Custom Cakes delivery within 24-48 hours – Based on the number of orders, we have worked for our clients through the wee hours in the night to make delivery to their loved ones.
Akki’s Cupcakery & Tea Offers Regular, Vegan, Gluten-Free and KETO Cupcakes and Cakes in San Antonio. 50% of Profits are shared with Kids’ Charities in SA
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