The youngest cooks, who now have to wait until 2022, are Andi Ashe, 6, left, and Addison Ashe, 9.

Well, it’s happened again. For the second year in a row, the cake auction, a major part of Guinea Heritage Day, could not be held. Cake lovers are suffering culinary loss syndrome while the Guinea Heritage Museum, which would have been the monetary benefactor, finds its coffers less full.

In 2020 it was well known ahead of time that the cake auction would not be held. But this year the auction almost took place. The ladies had met to finalize the event. Thirty cakes were on the schedule and just about ready to be measured and baked and then: those dreaded words Covid-19, unknown to our vocabulary until a few years ago, struck again.

So, we can’t bid until another year rolls around and we will not have a sweet culinary treat either by slice or an entire cake, so let’s recall the past and look forward to future cakes.

The cake sales became part of Guinea Heritage Day in 2013. Th…

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