Who doesn't love homemade desserts? How about home my desserts from an 11-year-old who runs a business in our backyard? At just 11 years old, Isla Davis is making a name for herself as an award-winning baker. She won second place at Ballston Spa's Chocolate Fest on Feb. 3rd and has been running her business since September 2022.

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Isla loves baking so much that she decided to make it into a business venture. She draws inspiration from family recipes passed down through generations and creates unique flavors using fresh ingredients. Isla loves experimenting with different flavor combinations and often creates new recipes that haven't been done before. Her favorite treat to make is her grandmother's chocolate chip cookie recipe which she says is "the best in the world!"

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Isla is also highly creative and enjoys decorating each dessert with unique designs or patterns. Whether it be cupcakes or cakes, she likes to use frosting and fondant to give each treat its special touch! She believes that people should be able to enjoy their desserts not just for the taste but for their appearance as well.

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Not only does she strive to create beautiful desserts, but she also makes sure they taste good too! She takes great care when selecting ingredients and insists on using only the freshest produce available, which gives all of her creations an extra special something that can't be found anywhere else in town. Furthermore, she prides herself on providing excellent customer service by responding quickly to inquiries or orders made online or over the phone. 

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 Isla Davis is an inspiring young entrepreneur whose hard work and dedication have paid off in spades! With delicious treats made from family recipes, attention to detail when creating decorations, and excellent customer service skills, it's no wonder why Isla's Divine Desserts has become such a hit in Ballston Spa. So next time you're looking for something sweet, head to Isla's Divine Desserts - you won't regret it!

Cider Donuts and Halfmoon Cookies: An Upstate New York Tradition

When frost is on the pumpkin and the leaves start putting on a show, it is time for Upstate New York to enjoy the splendors of a beautiful autumn.

No fall season is complete without two of our favorite treats: apple cider donuts and halfmoon cookies. I know you can get fresh squeezed cider during this season only, and you can get halfmoon cookies all year long, but lets face it. Neither tastes as good as when you get them from a roadside market or farm store in October!

There are hundreds of places where you can get these seasonal treats. Here is a sampler of "what is out there."

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