Chief Baker of Akki’s Cupcakery & Tea, Akeila Tejwani, announced that the Akki’s Cupcakery & Tea has donated funds to five local kids charities in San Antonio and Cherry Hill Seminary. Donations were made to JDRF ($200), CAMP ($200), SJRC($500), The Ferrari Kid ($325), HeartGift($200), and Cherry Hill Seminary ($500). Due to COVID-19, the need in our community has become increasingly stronger and the Akki’s Cupcakery decided to donate ALL of its profits to Kids Charities.
Akki’s Cupcakery was committed to giving 50% of its profits to kids charities but due to the current COVID-19 situation, Akeila felt that this was an important time to share with these non-profit kids organizations.
“Our nation and the entire world are going through a very tough time. I am counting my blessings at this point and thanking God for everything we have and not worry about things that we don’t,” said Akeila Tejwani
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.
Author: Marvin Hurst
Published: 8:13 AM CDT March 17, 2020
Updated: 8:15 AM CDT March 17, 2020
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.
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.