Senior mixes art and food
Baking large cakes and desserts for many weddings and special occasions has become a hobby for senior Rayanna Gossett.
“My making cakes are not really a business. I just make cakes,” Gossett said. “I make wedding cakes and special event cakes at home. I mostly make cakes for family members; it is like my present to them.”
On average Gossett makes two cakes a week during the school year and during summer she makes around four to five cakes a week.
According to Gossett a cake can take up to 20 hours to make, but those are only the extravagant ones.
Gossett started baking because of her passion for it, and also because of her mother and grandparents.
“I love [baking]; it has a sense of art,” Gossett said. “It has an artistic side, but it also has to deal with another side, which is food, which I love. I have loved to bake since I was little, and I loved to be in the kitchen with my grandparents and mother since they also love to be in the kitchen.”
Gossett describes her cakes as different from a normal wedding cake.
“I love them, personally. When you go to [a wedding], you get a nice fancy cake, and a lot of fondant, you don’t get that nice moist cake, you get that spongy cake. Mine are nice and moist.”
Gossett plans to go to Johnson and Wales University in Denver, Colo. Her ultimate dream is to open up a chocolate bar, which will serve alcohol or a girl’s night out bakery, bar-themed service.