Daviess County High School junior Grace Caselden has been baking since the summer of 2020, and she plans for “Grace’s Goodies” to continue to be a side job in her future.
Inspired by baking shows and the creativity that contestants display in their presentations, Caselden has taken that same philosophy in making desserts most wouldn’t think to create, such as her favorite Fruity Pebble cookies.
“They don’t sound as good as you would think, but I promise they are the best,” she said.
Caselden used to dance competitively, but health conditions and an illness put her in the hospital for almost a month this year. Since then, she has used baking in the recovery of her mental and physical health and to give her an outlet for her creativity.
Using self-taught techniques and different flavor combinations, she creates cupcakes with whipped icing, pies with homemade crusts, and imaginative toppings on all items.
“I enjoy baking for others so I can inspire others’ taste in desserts,” she said.
Caselden plans to become a cosmetologist after graduation, but she doesn’t plan to give up her baking. She can envision one day owning her own bakery, but for now she is going to see where this year takes her.
For now, she is happily creating unique items for interested customers.
“Baking helps me in ways I never knew it would and I can’t wait to see where ‘Grace’s Goodies’ goes,” she said.
To see more of Caselden’s creations or to order, visit her Facebook Page.