The Guinea Museum is going to be a few steps closer to realization when the ladies bake their cakes and put them up for sale at the Guinea Heritage Day on Sunday. There will be over 30 homemade cakes ready for a silent auction with minimum bids beginning at $25.
At a recent gathering with a group of these outstanding bakers, it was learned that many of them have been cooking since an early age and love doing it today.
Dorothy Kellum said, “I learned from my mama. When I was married at 16 I knew how to cook. Been cooking ever since.” Many of the ladies recalled how their mothers would beat their cakes by hand. “We’ve come a long way in making cakes when they were made and beaten by hand,” Beulah Colon said. “I too learned from my mother and when making my Fresh Apple Cake I have to beat it by hand. The dough is so thick even the KitchenAid won’t turn it.”
“I’ve been cooking since I was 12 years old,” said Cookie Smith....
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