A STUDENT at Barnsley College has turned her dream into a reality and created a business inspired by her love of baking.

Performing Arts student, Kasey Suttle, has been interested in baking since she was 13. After reaching the final of Barnsley's Big Challenge, which enables young people to stat their own businesses, she decided to launch her own called Kasey's Kakes.

Kasey has been running her business for three years and has recently secured funding from Barnsley College's iTrust initiative, which is a joint venture between the college, the Barnsley Chronicle and the Business Village.

She received a £250 grant which she said she will put towards obtaining insurance, health and hygiene certificates and new equipment such as a stand-alone mixer for her business.

Kasey said: “I always used to bake for my family, just for fun. When I was at school, I reached the final of a business enterprise challenge and this made me fall in love with baking even more, giving me the confidence to set up my very own business.

“My journey with the Enterprise department at college has been great and I have received so much help and guidance from them. They have helped me with my business massively, making me aware of various procedures and guidelines that ensure the safety of my customers at all times.”