Quality time between a parent and child comes in many forms. For 12-year-old Rose Perry and her father Freddy, that quality time is in the form of creating ice cream cakes in a variety of flavors that both kids and adults find irresistible. What started out as a hobby has grown into a viable business that the father-daughter team are enjoying to its fullest.
Edge: When did you start making frozen cakes?
Rose: I started making them about two years ago, and then we decided to turn it into a business two months ago. My dad posted a picture of one of our cakes on Facebook, and people wanted to know how to get one, so we decided to make it a business.
Edge: How did you come up with the name D&D Frozen Cakes?
Rose: I suggested Daddy & Daughter ice cream cakes, and then my dad shortened it to D&D Frozen Cakes. I really like the name.
Edge: What do you like best about having a business?
Rose: I like making my own money. I save most of it, but I also like to use some of it to go shopping at the mall, especially to buy shoes.
Edge: What’s the most challenging part of owning your own business?
Rose: Sometimes I want to get together with my friends, but I have to stay home and make cakes instead.
Edge: What flavors of frozen cakes do you make?
Rose: We have Oreo, Strawberry Dream, Cookie Dough, Mint Chocolate Chip, Twix, Reeses, Snickers, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, and Waffle Cone, which is my favorite flavor.
Edge: How do you come up with your flavor ideas?
Rose: I take flavors I like and then figure out how to put them onto a cake. For the waffle cone cake, we take actual waffle cones and break them into pieces and layer them in the vanilla and caramel ice cream, and then top it with two scoops of ice cream in cones.
Edge: How many cakes do you make each week?
Rose: About 12 a week. I’m not sure how I’ll do that many once school starts, but I’ll figure it out.
Edge: Have you been surprised with how well the business has taken off?
Freddy: I’ve been super surprised. I thought it’d be a cool way to spend time together and help her make some money. It’s been really good though because it’s teaching Rose about work ethic, being on time, and money management. She does her own bookkeeping, so she’s learning accounting skills and doesn’t even realize it.
Edge: Do you like working with numbers?
Rose: I do. Math is my favorite subject in school.
Edge: What do you enjoy doing when you’re not making cakes with your dad?
Rose: I like to play volleyball, go swimming, play with my two dogs—a yorkie and a Pitbull—I like to shop, and play Roblox!
Edge: What do you want to be when you get older?
Rose: Either a professional volleyball player or a veterinarian since I love dogs!
Edge: How can people order one of your cakes?
Freddy: Go to D&D Frozen Cakes on Facebook or @DDfrozencakes on Instagram.