Juliane Grasekamp has come a long way from selling cupcakes out of her school locker.
At age 17, Juliane's baking project was just a hobby to make a few extra pennies.
Four years on, the young entrepreneur has a thriving city centre cafe and catering business to run, which goes by the adorable moniker of Snuggle Muffin.
"It kind of just happened," said the Strathclyde University graduate of her baking success.
"I started selling cupcakes at high school. I love to bake. Soon people started asking for them and I started to get orders for birthday cakes.
"Then I got my first wedding order, I was really lucky someone had that faith in me. It just grew from there through word of mouth.
"Back then it was cupcake towers I was making, lots of orders for cupcake towers."
Baking up a storm
Juliane learned her craft while spending summers with her Dad in Germany, watching online tutorials, collecting recipes and perfecting her art.
She admits that although her grandmother was a great baker, the talent might have skipped a generation when it was passed down to her.
"Mum can't bake at all," laughed Juliane.
"Her muffins are awful! When we were little and she'd make them we used to hide them under the table."
The business has flourished into wedding cakes, a catering service and more Snuggle Muffin treats like special gourmet coffee, French toast and waffles.
The George Street cafe has 30 different flavours of cupcake and Juliane's personal favourite, her chocolate torte, also crops up on the menu every so often.
However, Juliane's vision for Snuggle Muffin goes beyond tasty cakes, as she believes visiting her cafe should be an experience, rather than just a forgettable nip in and out of the cold for a spot of food.
Learning from Disneyworld
After working at Disneyworld, their people-centred approach inspired Juliane to emulate similar service at Snuggle Muffin.
"At Disneyworld everything is an experience, it's an escape and the customer service is unreal," said Juliane.
"I'd like to create something like that at Snuggle Muffin, I want it to be an escape. It's all about the people at Snuggle Muffin, Glasgow can get you down sometimes and you don't always get the level of customer service you would like.
"Our customers are here to indulge, to treat themselves, and we always want them to feel like guests in our home."
Being the boss
Now head of a "fantastic" team of eight, the 21-year-old says that mutual respect is the secret to the smooth running of Snuggle Muffin and that she maintains an open, honest relationship with her staff - some of whom are much older than she is.
Her plan now is to smooth out the final crinkles in Snuggle Muffin, before expanding the business elsewhere.
"It's been a steep learning curve for sure," said Juliane.
"Now I just want to get Snuggle Muffin exactly where I want it, then use it as a cookie cutter for our second location.
"I've fallen in love with Glasgow and built my reputation here. It would be hard to go back to my little village near Stirling after this!"