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Young Entrepreneur Pays for College With Successful Cheesecake Business

Young Entrepreneur Pays for College With Successful Cheesecake Business

“Her love for cheesecakes began nearly four years ago and said it was a life-changing moment.”

This is a great story, which shows that creativity and hard work can take you pretty far.

ABC 7 in Chicago reports:

UC Berkeley student finds a sweet way to pay her college tuition by selling cheesecakes

Anamaria Morales is all about cheesecake.

“Cherry cheesecake. Pumpkin cheesecake. Salted caramel pecan. I love cheesecake. I even have cheesecake earrings,” said Morales with a big smile as she showed off her earrings.

Her love for cheesecakes began nearly four years ago and said it was a life-changing moment.

“I made a cheesecake for Christmas and it was the first cheesecake I had ever made,” Morales said.

It was a hit. Her mom took some to work and a co-worker liked it so much she wanted the recipe.

“Anamaria said, ‘No, I’m not giving her the recipe.’ She said, ‘I will make her one and sell it to her,” recalled Laura, Anamaria’s mother.

Laura’s co-worker paid $40 for the cheesecake and that got Anamaria thinking.

“And a light went off and it was like, ‘I am going to start selling cheesecakes.'” Morales said….

All that hard work has paid off in a big way. She has raised enough money to pay for her classes and books at Santa Rosa Junior College and now has enough funds saved to pay for her college tuition at U.C. Berkeley, where she will start in the fall as a business major.

“And I will be going to college completely debt free, which was my goal. Thank you to the cheesecake,” Morales said.


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Congrats! She did it the right way. Saved going to community college and earned the $ to attend university.

Going to college the old fashioned way….earning your way through, taking gen eds at the local level.

Well……. not to worry…. Berkeley will beat the entrepreneurship out of her and turn her into a socialist, if not communist!

I worked three jobs during college to pay my expenses. My parents couldn’t afford it and it was before the days of student loans. Oh, I did have a scholarship my first year, but I worked full time and went to school full time to save money just the same. I had a nice amount in the bank and worked the three jobs the rest of my time in college to pay for everything. College was a lot cheaper then, and there’s a reason for that.

I shudder to think of all the permits and inspections Morales had to go through to set this up. This is California, remember, where you can’t do nuttin’ without expensive permits and inspections. Maybe that’s why she charges $40 for a cheesecake?

I have to wonder, did she get her food handler’s license and business license and pass health department inspections etc etc etc.

One of the things that prevents hearing many of these success stories are the bureaucratic regulations and red tape (often supported by big players in the industry who are using the government to stifle upstart competition).

Same thing that gets kids fined for running lemonade stands.

I applaud stories like these because they demonstrate the entrepreneurial spirit the US was founded on, but despair the fact that federal, state and local governments take an active role in trying to crush it.