I started my first “real” business when I was nine years old. For my ninth birthday, I got a fortune cookie maker from my Grandma Heidi. I started making personalized fortune cookies. Around Christmas time, I got an order from a realtor for a company Christmas party. Then I got an order from a friend’s mom whose team was in a hockey championship.
My first really big order was from Aunt Lori, who has been friends with my dad since he was a little boy. Aunt Lori owns tool companies in upstate New York. She placed an order for over 200 cookies for her employees. I used the money from that order to purchase a scooter.
I still sell personalized fortune cookies locally and just did my 2nd wedding this summer. I really love baking, end especially love decorating cookies and cupcakes. But my real focus now is music.
My favorite fortune: “Just be yourself. Unless you can be a unicorn. Then be a unicorn.”
You can check out my website at CalliesCookies.com.