Teen is launching an at-home dessert shop with unique cookies and breads
VILLA RICA, GA — Ever since Legend Sims was a little kid, he’s always loved cooking. He ventured into baking over the past year, thanks to social media platform TikTok, but has now launched his own dessert shop, straight from his kitchen.
Legend, 14, launched Legendary Eats and Treats – a pun on his name – in January and filled more than 20 orders in just two weeks. He and his mother Carmen, who helps with the baking business, live in Villa Rica but fill orders in Douglas and Paulding counties.
Legend bakes artisan bread, banana bread, zucchini bread, cinnamon rolls, and Portuguese sweet bread, but is perhaps best known for its one-of-a-kind cookies and cookie sandwiches, all of which are customizable.
His latest cookie sandwich creations are inspired by fan-favorite cakes: Red Velvet Cookie Sandwiches, Carrot Cake Cookie Sandwiches, Pineapple Upside-Down Cookie Sandwiches, Lemon Cookie Sandwiches, and Lemon Cookie Sandwiches. banana pudding, all stuffed with cream cheese fillings and dusted with powdered sugar.
All cookie sandwiches also come in regular cookie form, in addition to chocolate chip, sugar, peanut butter, snickerdoodle, butter, and lemon cookie.
“You won’t find them anywhere else. I’ve never seen anything like it made anywhere else,” Carmen said. “He also personalizes it. If anyone wants coconut flakes or cocoa powder on top instead of powdered sugar, they’ll do it. He puts a lot of love into his food, and it makes a difference.”
Legend is also willing to do fully custom orders and is constantly coming up with new dessert ideas.
For Valentine’s Day, he came up with “bling-out strawberries,” which were chocolate-covered strawberries coated in glittery colored powder and decorated with edible flowers. They even had a glitter covered stick attached for easy eating.
He also gained support from other local businesses, including Flipped Antiques in Douglasville. The store offered Legend to display their usual cookies for sale there, Carmen said.
Since other items must be refrigerated, only regular Red Velvet, Flipped Pineapple, Carrot Cake, and Lemon Cookies are available at Flipped Antiques. They come in one, two, and three packs, which cost $2, $3.50, and $5 respectively.
Carmen told Patch about her son’s baking business, but also about him as a person — he’s a straight student, an amazing kid, and a dedicated, hard worker, she said.
For example, one evening he received an order for 130 cookies, two zucchini rolls and seven cinnamon rolls. Both Legend and Carmen stayed up until 4.30am to make sure the order was completed and done on time – although Carmen said they realized they had to reduce orders after that.
“It was definitely too much, but when he does something, he commits to it and goes after it,” Carmen told Patch. “He works so hard and does an amazing job.”
Legend also bakes and delivers cookies for local police and firefighters on its own. If someone wishes to deliver cookies to a local law enforcement agency or business, Legendary Eats and Treats will also fulfill such orders.
Carmen works at Hiram, so she met customers at her workplace to take orders. Customers can also pick up their order at their home in Villa Rica or have their order delivered for an additional fee. The mother-son duo will deliver within a 20-mile radius.
To place an order, visit the Legendary Eats and Treats Facebook page or Instagram page to view the menu and send a message, or email [email protected]