I still remember the first pre-made bread I bought. It was tasteless and had the consistency of Styrofoam. So I just quit eating bread.
Eating on a daily basis was a challenge. I remember standing in the aisles of the grocery store for hours reading labels trying to find something that would be easy to eat, all to no avail.
I began cooking and cooking. I started breaking down my favorite dishes and making them from scratch. I wanted to feel normal and be able to eat delicious food again. Sound familiar?
I loved cooking for others but didn’t think that it was possible anymore. After a lot of trial and error, I now host many dinners at my house and all my family and friends come to eat and the entire meal is Gluten Free.
I remember thinking I was never going to have a birthday cake! Wow!, others who had this same diagnosis wouldn’t be able to either. I thought about being a little kid and loving the birthday cakes that I would get whether it was made at home or bought from a store. I didn’t want other people children and adults alike to not be able to have a cake at all or worse yet, have one and not be able to actually eat it!
The quest began to have delicious desserts and have them be beautiful. I took a Wilton class, a friend of the family sold me her entire collection of cake pans over the years and I began baking. I felt like a mad scientist sometimes trying to get the chemistry just right.
The more I baked, the more people wanted to have it. I started to slowly sell my items only to friends and family. Then I began selling at vendor events and farmers markets. After the demand became too much to do part-time I decided it was time to open up a shop and be available for everyone who wanted to come.
After becoming confident about making things gluten free I began to experiment with other allergy needs. Now, most of our products can be individualized to meet most dietary needs. We try to make as many items not only gluten-free but dairy and soy free. Please call the bakery or drop us a line to see if we can make you a tasty treat.
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Morgana’s is all about making life feel normal!