Kymora’s Kookies gearing up for 1-year anniversary

Kymora’s Kookies gearing  up for 1-year anniversary
August 08
03:00 2018

After watching her mother and grandmother work their magic in the kitchen her entire life, last summer, 9-year-old Kymora Wright-Carter came up with the idea to start her own business selling cookies and other baked goods to children and other people in the community 

Kymora’s mother, Lateisha Carter, said her daughter made her business pitch one Saturday afternoon. She said, “She came to me and said she wanted to name it Kymora’s Kookies and she said Cookies with a K, and the rest is basically history,” she laughed. “And so she started from there.”

From humble beginnings volunteering her services at local community events, in just a years’ time the demand for Kymora Kookies has grown tremendously. After providing cookies and other homemade treats for a birthday party, word of Kymora’s skills in the kitchen began to spread like wild fire. 

Today, Kymora’s Kookies is regularly booked for birthday parties, baby showers, weddings receptions, theme parties and other events. Kymora has also expanded her menu: She also offers chocolate-dipped strawberries, cupcakes, red velvet pretzel sticks and much more. 

During an interview with The Chronicle last week, Kymora, who is a rising fourth-grader at Diggs-Latham Elementary School, said her favorite is the s’more cookie, but her best seller is the chocolate covered strawberries.

She said what she enjoys most about being a young business owner is showing other kids that it’s possible and providing them with homemade treats. 

“It feels amazing to have my own business at such a young age,” she said. “I really like giving people my cookies and treats.” 

Although she handles most of the workload herself, including mixing, baking, and decorating for parties and events, Kymora said sometimes she gets tips from her mother and grandmother. 

“They give me a lot of ideas and have taught me to make a lot of different things. So now I know how to make cookies and all kinds of stuff.” 

Tomorrow, Friday, Aug. 10, Kymora’s Kookies will celebrate its one-year anniversary with a “Paint and Create” party. During the event held at Positive Image Performing Arts, 722 N. Liberty St., boys and girls will have the opportunity to paint while enjoying some of Kymora’s treats. 

For more information on Kymora’s Kookies or the Paint and Create party, contact Lateisha Carter at (336) 930-6623 or visit Kymora’s Kookies on Facebook. 

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