Legally blind teen excels at Colorado Springs bakery

Photos courtesy: Icing on the Cake
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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KKTV) - The owner of Icing on the Cake says a teen came to her after applying to about 50 different jobs with no offers.

Mischa Halberg had no problem hiring a young lady named Emily.

"She's an absolute delight," Halberg explained to 11 News about Emily. "She's focused and fun to be around."

She's also incredibly talented. Emily has been working for Icing on the Cake in Colorado Springs for about six months now. It wasn't until about a month ago she took a stab at decorating cakes. Also, she's legally blind.

Emily does everything at Icing on the Cake at 15 N. Boulevard from measuring ingredients to baking cookies. The job isn't without challenges. She still has some vision, but only at a very close range. The gig is part-time as she learns new life skills for the future.

You can see some of Emily's work in a picture at the top of this article. 11 News plans on meeting with Emily next week to see her work in action!