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Junior Bella Hedly’s Delicious Dairy Free bakery caters to all dietary needs

Surya Hendry
Junior Bella Hedly currently owns and operates Delicious Dairy Free, a bakery she founded when she was 14 years old. Her favorite treat to bake is chocolate chip cookies. “People say that they’re the best in the world,” Hedly said.

Ever since she was 3 years old, junior Bella Hedly has enjoyed experimenting in the kitchen. When she was 12 years old, her family learned that her brother had lactose intolerance. 

Hedly said that after realizing her brother couldn’t enjoy many store-purchased treats, she was inspired to start her own bakery.

“We couldn’t buy him anything anymore, so I decided that I would start to bake things for him, because specialty items usually taste like plastic,” Hedly said.

In 2014, she opened Delicious Dairy Free, an online bakery that caters to those with different food allergies.

“Everything I bake is dairy-free, and a lot of them are gluten-free and egg-free to help meet the special needs around here,” Hedly said.

Through her baking, she said that she hopes to show that dairy-free food can taste just as good as the original version.

According to Hedly, one of the highlights of her business is bringing in cookies, cupcakes and other baked goods to share with her classmates at school.

“The best part was being able to bring in treats for everyone and [seeing] the smiles on their faces,” she said.

Hedly said that she hopes to expand Delicious Dairy Free in the future, especially after she graduates college. Until then, she said she plans to keep baking sweets for people with allergies so that they can continue to enjoy delicious desserts.

“When people get those allergies, it doesn’t have to be end of all taste. You don’t want to lose that part of life.” Hedly said. “Food is what makes a lot of people really happy.”

Hedly’s bakery can be found at either her website,, or at her Facebook page, Delicious Dairy Free (@DeliciousDairyFreeBakery).

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April Hopcroft, Reporter
Senior April Hopcroft joins Nordic News as a first-year reporter, curious to explore the world of journalism. She is a full IB student with a love for foreign languages (particularmente el español) and the social sciences. April also participates in cross country, figure skating, and orienteering (a sport combining trail running and navigation), and she enjoys outdoor adventures of all kinds.
Surya Hendry, Co-Editor-in-Chief
Surya Hendry, senior, is excited for another year of Nordic! As co-editor-in-chief of the print version of Nordic, she coordinates with the staff to make sure the paper gets a tad more amazing with every production cycle. Outside of Nordic, Surya interns at KUOW, is co-president of Speech and Debate and Hugs for Ghana and spends too many waking hours playing out-of-tune flute.  

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Junior Bella Hedly’s Delicious Dairy Free bakery caters to all dietary needs