Oh Sugar, my what great cakes you make!
May 12, 2021
-by John Gillis
One thing you can say about 13-year-old Maggie Morais of Frankville is that she is never bored.
Last year though, in the early days of COVID-19, this grade seven student of Antigonish East in Monastery, found herself spending more time at home. Because of this, Maggie decided she wanted to teach herself to cook, and especially, to bake.
Maggie had some baking talent in the family with her mother and grandmothers, but she still did much of the work herself, being primarily self-taught and creating many of her own special recipes. Maggie’s grandmothers were a help though – they are Thelma Morais (grandmother, Frankville), Mabel MacDonald (great-grandmother of Port Hastings) and Cathy Burns, (grandmother from Port Hastings).
Within weeks of her early efforts, Maggie found herself particularly enjoying baking and decorating cakes and cupcakes.
Maggie’s mother, Crystal (Burns) Morais, originally from Port Hastings, said it would not be unusual for Maggie to be up until 2:00 a.m. or 3:00 a.m. finishing off a cake.