Teen receives Master’s Degree in cake decorating

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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – A local girl is making history one cupcake at a time by being one of the youngest people to receive her Master’s in cake decorating.

Ameena Sohail, 14, began cake decorating when she was 13 years old. Her mother signed the two of them up for a local cake decorating class on her 13th birthday. However, Ameena quickly grew to love the hobby. She completed her courses, locally.

Then, her mom took her to the Wilton school in Chicago. She remembers being in a class with people starting their own businesses and being a bit intimidated as a 13-year-old. However, she became the youngest person at Wilton to ever get her Master’s.

She makes cakes for various occasions like weddings, baby showers, and birthdays. She said her favorite was the final cake she had to make before she received her Master’s Degree. It was beach-themed, and she made edible sand out of graham crackers and brown sugar.

Ameena donates her cakes to family, friends and school bake sales, but she hopes to be able to expand her clientele.

“Donate cakes to children who are maybe less fortunate and aren’t able to afford one for a birthday or something,” Ameena said.

The now 14-year-old said the projects have brought her closer to her mother, even though trying to balance decorating with school and extra-curricular activities can become overwhelming.

“Sometimes it can get a little stressful, but a lot of times, social, family, and the cake can all come together,” she said.

However, she said the smile on people’s faces when they first try her cakes makes it all worth it.  Ameena’s next project will be making 350 cupcakes for a bridal shower in May.

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