Golden Gate 11-year-old bakes masterful cakes

Alissa Telusca is redefining the sweet dream.

If she has her way, it might look like a cow with a pink, dimpled grin. Or it might look like mermaids diving into a crumby sandbar, fins and flippers waving skyward. Or it might look like Bullseye, the Target mascot, eyeing you from a swirl of buttercream.

These are all cakes sixth-grader has baked, decorated and delivered for hungry tummies to devour.

“It’s not really that hard, but sometimes my cakes don’t end up the best,” the 11-year-old Golden Gate resident said. “When a cake messes up, you can’t just give

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How Lowrider Cookie Company bakes up sweet treats for the Seattle area and beyond

ALMOST EVERY BAKERY sells cookies, but it’s the rare spot that specializes in them. If anything, building a business on the back of their inexpensive little cookie selves seems like a lot of pressure. Yet as Lowrider Cookie Company enters its fifth year, it has grown from a couple of suburban farmers market stands to two Seattle locations plus regular pop-ups, and now offers nationwide shipping. When the cookies are good enough, anything is possible. 

Six signature flavors are available year-round: brown butter triple chocolate chunk, salted toffee pecan, cookies and cream, s’mores, lemon cranberry and birthday cake. Each month

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