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The Start

Updated: May 3, 2023

I am Emily, and I am the baker of Silver Sweet Treats, the writer of this blog, and a sophomore in high school. At my school, we have this really cool class that I am so lucky to take, called Gifted Directed Independent Study. There are too many things about this class to write in one blog post, so I will give you the very very simplified summary.

Each student picks a topic that they are passionate about, and make something out of it. While some of my peers are studding all aspects of ancient Roman culture, and things I can only describe as mad scientist in progress, I decided to make a cook book (actually more of a baking book).

Why a cookbook you might ask? Publishing a cookbook requires: writing, photography, recipe development, and so much more. These were all skills I either wanted to sharpen or learn as I know they can be so helpful in my future. Getting the opportunity to do this in school sounds like a dream made reality! It also sounded like a challenge, which I am always up for. But seriously, how fun is it to say I wrote a book at 16 (it's pretty fun).

I have had a love for baking for as long as I can remember, and when this opportunity presented itself, I knew I had to take it. However, there is a lot that has to happen before you can write and publish a book, which is the purpose of this blog.

Silver Sweet Treats has been around for about 7 years. For a long time, it ran off of the help of my family, but I knew I needed to take matters into my own hands. My website looked what can only be as described as "a unicorn throwing up," and I was not going to tolerate that. As part of my project, I decided to fully redo and publish my website into something that represents me and my company, and that is what it is.

This blog is to share my process, my thoughts, the things I learn, and of course, the recipes I develop. I hope everyone who wants will join me on this journey, and learn some things too!

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