DURBAN - Grant Hobbs, who runs the home business Captain Cupcake, said although he had high-functioning autism, he would be unable to work for someone else because he would get overwhelmed if he couldn’t work at his own pace.
“When I get stressed I just want to go into my happy or safe place and no one must come into that space. It allows me to calm down. Working at my own pace gives me more control over this kind of stress,” said Hobbs.
Hobbs said his mother encouraged him to do what he loves and he studied a City and Guilds Cooking course for one year, where the idea for his business was sparked.
“My love of baking started at a very young age when I used to help my mom bake, and my love grew stronger as I got older.
“But it was at the course, where we made really delicious cupcakes, that Captain Cupcake was born,” said Hobbs.