Teenager Sway Kivits’ happy place is in the kitchen, where she bakes and decorates cakes to order.
The 15-year-old Orewa College student began baking birthday cakes for friends and family and soon realized how much she liked it. She is now focused on making a career from baking. In the meantime, she is using her skills to raise funds for a school trip to Spain.
Decorating the cakes, which she taught herself to do using YouTube videos, is her favourite part of the process and has involved a few challenges including carving cakes into 3D sculptures.
Sway is hoping to be doing a lot more cake making in the coming weeks, as she is putting the money she earns towards the $6000 she needs for her language class trip to Spain next month.
To find out more, or order a cake, message Sway’s mother, Holly Roberson, on Facebook.