Delaney Cook, a junior at Prince Avenue Christian School, believes her surname to be a misnomer.

Her culinary acumen is more in the baking realm than cooking.

Cook started a profitable baking business after first giving away the sweets that she had made at home.

“My friends told me I needed to start selling them,” she said in a press release by PACS Marketing Assistant Amy Frierson.

Fast forward a year and Delaney’s Delights offers homemade cookies, cupcakes and pies.

Cook sells these delicacies at birthday parties, bridal luncheons and office parties.

“I like to meet all of my customers myself to give it a more personal touch,” Cook said. “I also created my website and social media pages. I do not have any employees, but sometimes my parents will help me if I have a lot to do.”   

Cook created a website at There, you will find menu items and a place to order online.

Cook helps with her mother’s business, Activekidz, which assists children during physical therapy sessions. She is also a member of the varsity girls’ golf team, a school mentor and as a member of the Beta Club, National Honors Society and Interact clubs. 

“[My daughter] is learning about supply and demand at an early age, and that can only help her in life,” said Kendall Cook. “We are so proud.” 

For more on this story, see the March 15 edition of The Oconee Enterprise, on sale now at convenience stores and grocery stores and newspaper boxes throughout Oconee County. To subscribe, go to or call (706) 769-5175.

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