Student Entrepreneur With A Sweet Recipe For Success

EDITORIAL Carroll County Times, Westminster, Md.

WWR Article Summary (tl;dr) 14-Year-old Emily Uhlam launched her "ButterWorks Bakery USA" during the lockdown. Her antigravity cakes (think M&M's spilling out of the air onto a cake) have gained plenty of attention in her community as well as on social media.


A rising high school freshman has become sort of an ace of antigravity cakes.

Emily Uhlman, a 14-year-old from Westminster, has started her own baking company out of her home called ButterWorks Bakery USA, baking mostly for the Carroll County community.

Inspired by "Ace of Cakes" Duff Goldman, Emily had always baked for fun and in the process of her mother using social media to try to find her an internship amid the coronavirus pandemic, she found some customers.

Emily crafted her first M&M antigravity cake for a family in Sykesville on May 20, and her efforts were recognized by Goldman himself when he saw a post Emily tagged him in on her Instagram Story. Emily took an online ServSafe certification course for food and beverage safety training and within a month had more than 3,000 followers on her bakery's Facebook page. She gained more attention when WBAL-TV interviewed her for a segment that aired on TV last week. Now, she's booked through August.

Emily released a full menu for ButterWorks Bakery USA in June that includes a variety of baked goods, such as cakes, cupcakes and cookies. The antigravity cake is one of Emily's specialty selections. Emily hopes to study baking at the Carroll County Career and Tech Center, and has aspirations to open her own brick-and-mortar bakery in the future.

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