Meet Caleb D., a nine-year-old baker and entrepreneur based in the suburbs of Chicago. His entrepreneurial journey began in 2022 with a clear goal in mind: buying a pet crested gecko.
Owning a pet gecko requires special equipment, like a tank and heater, as well as plenty of insects for the gecko to eat. Caleb knew that in order to make his dream of owning a crested gecko a reality, he’d need to do something to earn money.
“He built his site, studied his costs, set pricing, and nailed a pretty delicious brownie recipe. Learning some great lessons along the way,” Caleb’s mother Susanne said.
Creative toppings and mix-ins like M&M candies, marshmallows and graham crackers, and lots of chocolate have found their place on the Caleb’s Outrageous Brownies menu. He’s also baked seasonal products, like candy corn-topped brownies for Halloween, for his customers’ holiday celebrations.
It’s not just about getting his pet gecko, though — Caleb has built a passion for baking already.
“I love making the brownies. I never want to stop except for maybe going to school every day,” Caleb said.
Check out Caleb’s Outrageous Brownies on Castiron — and help him reach his goal of owning a gecko by placing an order! Caleb and his mom ship nationally, and he offers his brownies for pickup or delivery in the Highland Park, Illinois area.
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