Manning her vegan cupcakes at a booth all by herself at the Yellow Green Farmer's Market, 21-year-old Ariel Silvers has been awake since before dawn and has already frosted seven-dozen cupcakes. She baked them all the night before. With her apron tied tightly around her waist and a shy smile, you'd never guess it. She looks more like a high school student with a weekend gig, than the baker chef and founder of her own vegan cupcake business, Half Baked Goods.
Working at the Yellow-Green Farmer's Market on the weekends, delivering to Green Bar & Kitchen in the week, and managing deliveries and catering events the rest of the time, Silvers admits that "it's definitely a full time job."