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Most 8-year-old children aren’t busy with running their own pastry business. But 8-year-old Taylor Moxey isn’t like most children. In the words of Jay Z, Taylor is a  business, man. Taylor is  a pastry chef from Miami, and starting out by selling cupcakes at her church, which turned into having private clients! Need I remind you this is an 8-year-old?

Taylor decided to start her business after her father insisted that she figured out how to come up with money for a doll she wanted.  Want a doll? Start a business. So Taylor did just that.

From ABC News:

“If I have a client on Tuesday, say my dad picks me up at like 1 and then we go to my house and we get the ingredients ready and start baking and by the time it’s done and we deliver it, I go to dance,” Taylor told ABC News about juggling her schedule.

She’s still in elementary school, after all, so homework and other extracurricular activities can sometimes get in the way of maximizing profit.

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“Her mom and I gave her a loan of $40 and said she can pay it back. We were confident she’d make $40 but we thought that’d be the extent of it,” Moxey said. “But that Sunday at church she made $175 selling the cupcakes. We were blown away.”

Rather than buying the doll she had earned, Taylor chose to use the profits to buy business cards and start a real pastry business.

“She started passing the cards out as ‘Taylor the Chef,’” Moxey explained. “My phone number was on them, so people started calling, and all of a sudden I’m getting cupcake orders. And it’s just spiraled.”

To say Taylor has moxie, would be an understatement!

You can follow Taylor on Instagram and Twitter.

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  • Ask_Me

    Aw…this is wonderful. Good for her.

    • Mr. Z

      Indeed. Congrats to the young lady. I just hope her mother has a permit and is within FDA regulation. It would be a shame if her dreams were dashed; as she has proven her potential is limitless.

  • Mary Burrell

    Wonderful. She is doing her thing. Good on this young lady.

  • Mary Burrell

    Never to young for success and excellence.