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.
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
Help Support Small Business like ours to support Kids Charities in San Antonio”
— Akeila Tejwani
SAN ANTONIO, TX, UNITED STATES, March 24, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Akki’s Cupcakery and Tea is a small business out of San Antonio, Texas has started offering Gift Cards to everyone. “We want to support the families during the hard times and give them an opportunity to order Cakes, Cupcakes, and Tea for their loved ones as most of the retail stores are closed,” says Akeila Tejwani, Chief Baker.
“We are trying to get people used to the fact that they can purchase Cakes and Cupcakes online. If Elon Musk can sell cars online then why can’t I sell Cupcakes” says Akeila.
Akki’s Cupcakery and Tea offers FREE Pickup, Doordash Delivery Or Regular Delivery for their products. 50% of profits are shared with Kids charities in San Antonio, Texas.
As started selling my vegan cupcakes in San Antonio, I got a lot of people telling me to say hey when can I make veganCakeFor their birthday party on the upcoming eventAuto vegan meet up. If there’s give me 90 it to think about how do I make a recipe for vegan eaters in San Antonio and give them a vegan cake that they definitely not only relish but also share that with their friends and family.
So, here is what I did. I made my recipe and asked my friends to try that cake and of course I did not tell them what I used and let them try it. Guess what they really liked it and thought it was one of the best vegan cakes they had.
So, I heard a lot about Keto diets and I wrote about my understanding of KETO diet in this blog post
So, now the next question I got asked was ” Are your cupcakes GLUTEN-FREE?” I was not sure and guess what I decided to find out what is gluten-free exactly mean.
Here is what I found:
What is GLUTEN?
Gluten is found in many types of foods that we consume every day. It is found in wheat and other grains such as oats, rye, and barley. Gluten makes the grain GLUE-LIKE when mixed with water. E.g., the gluten found in wheat bread flour helps the bread to rise and gives it a chewy taste, imagine bread having no chewy taste then you can finish it in one bite. Gluten is used very widely in various food additives and ingredients, which makes it difficult to avoid its use in baking and other items on your grocery list.
A gluten-free diet is generally used to treat people with celiac disease, or those who have gluten sensitivity and experience discomfort and symptoms after consuming gluten.
I have been looking into being a Vegan and here is what I found:
Vegans avoid all animal-derived foods – so as well as meat and fish, that means no eggs, dairy or honey. They also exclude animal byproducts like rennet used in cheese making, gelatine in desserts and certain E numbers including the red food dye cochineal (E120). Even certain vegetarian foods, such as some meat substitutes, are off the menu because they contain egg and sometimes dairy.
I spoke to my vegan friends and they told a few things that they did when they turned Vegan: