This Eight-Year-Old Girl is a Professional Pastry Chef

In Depth

When I turned eight, I’m pretty sure my highest aspirations were to beat Super Mario Land on Game Boy*, unless Ninja Turtles was on TV. When Taylor Moxey turned eight, her highest aspirations were apparently “become a professional pastry chef and make the rest of us look like slackers.”

Taylor, who in addition to winning the KISS Country Midtown Miami Cornbread Competition (which is against trained adult chefs, let’s note — she wasn’t going up against other kids) is also the winner of the 2014 Holy Crap That Kid is Too Adorable to Be Real award, is literally making thousands of dollars off the strength of her own labors, by which I mean making tons of delicious cupcakes. Some of those profits go to dyslexia awareness, because this wasn’t heartwarming and cute enough as it was. Meanwhile, her dad helps her a little bit (STAHP, MY HEART IS GOING TO EXPLODE IF THIS GETS ANY MORE ADORABLE), but Taylor is very much the senior pastry chef in the Moxey kitchen.

When asked about her long-term career goals, Taylor says “[the goal for] the rest of my cooking career…is just to just go off and fly free, have my own bakery.” That’s it. I’m done. I’m officially dead. This story was too twee to survive.

*A task I did not succeed at in any way because of those goddamned spiders on the cave level.

Image via Ruth Black/Shutterstock. That’s a stock image, by the way; those aren’t actually Taylor’s cupcakes.

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