Do you remember your grandmother? Do you have a connection of food plus grandmother equals being Loved?
My name is Mukanday Moore & this is my story. My grandmother, Beatrice Cannon Jones, Miss Bea, was a pleasant, easy-going, family loving woman. Intelligent & artistically creative in her own right.
Miss Bea takes her Wine Cakes to market
Being a live-in grandmother, she not on only cared for her family, she also started a legacy. With great joy & love in her heart, she began with a simple Wine Cake recipe & a desire. Soon she was baking these little Wine Cakes every week, due to customer demand. My mom would vend them for her at the Farmers Market in the French Quarter of New Orleans. Unfortunate events kept her from developing it into a larger business. However, during that time, she invited any of us who wanted to learn into the kitchen. I was 12.
My mom, Dorothy Jones Vann, carried on the legacy by selling wine cake at seasonal holidays to customers that came to her antique shop on Capitol Hill, in Washington, D.C., aptly named “Miss B’s Antiques”. Again unfortunate circumstances prevented my mom from developing this into a bigger business.
Anytime I have made this WINE CAKE, friends have raved!! I started out selling them mainly at Christmas time, by word of mouth.
The wine cake legacy continues
Last year, I was a regular vendor at my local farmers market here in Lexington, Va. During that time I also taught my 19 year old son, Gobind, how to make them. This is how the business of “Miss Bea’s New Orleans WINE CAKE” was initiated. A woman with an idea. The legacy continues.
With the assistance of divine fortunate events, & good timing, we intend to carry through & develop this family legacy into a thriving nationally- known business. It is with great joy that we share our family love with you. Whatever the occasion, or time of day, it’s the right time to enjoy & share with your family, friends, & co-workers, the one & only “Miss Bea’s New Orleans WINE CAKE”