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Friends and Neighbors: Tessa Shaw, from baking in grandma's kitchen to her own side business


Tonia Copeland

Tessa Shaw, above, shows off the chocolate covered bacon she made last week. Shaw, 19, bakes as a side business known as Tessa's Treats.

Good things happen in grandma's kitchen.

Tessa Shaw, a native of Kimball, grew up watching her grandmother bake and decorate cakes for others.

"She taught classes at WNCC and here in Kimball," Shaw said. "I was around her a lot so I learned from her."

Shaw, now nearly 20, said she does not know yet what she wants to do. However, until she figures it out, she is baking and decorating just like her grandma once did.

"I enjoyed it, but it wasn't until after she passed away that people would ask me to make them a cake," Shaw said.

After her high school graduation, Shaw originally planned to get...

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