10-year-old Ballston Spa girl grows homemade dessert business

BALLSTON SPA — As she watched the production of “Waitress” unravel on the Proctor’s Theatre stage, ten-year-old Isla Davis was struck with a business idea inspired by the main character’s passion for making pies.

Now, the soundtrack for the musical often fills her family’s kitchen, accompanied by the scent of sweet treats Isla bakes daily for her business, Isla’s Divine Desserts.

Isla, a fifth grader at Gordon Creek Elementary School, launched her own dessert business in September that operates out of a renovated shed located on her family’s property in Ballston Spa. From cookies to cupcakes and pies, the shed is stocked full of homemade treats Isla bakes from scratch each day after school.

Customers can purchase the sweets by visiting the self-serve shed, located at 301 Hop City Road, and paying for the packaged items, adorned with Isla’s…

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