Conquering lockdown and loneliness, one cake at a time

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Conquering lockdown and loneliness, one cake at a time

Maya, 10, was inconsolable after she lost her aunt, then she started using her passion for baking to cope

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The combination of lockdown, boredom and melancholy led to Maya Koopman, 10, heading for the kitchen, armed with her chef’s apron and piping bags.

When schools closed in March due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Maya was sad, but it was the loss of her aunt and nanny that left the once bubbly Grade 4 pupil almost inconsolable. 

Her mom, Sindi, decided to use her daughter’s passion for cooking and baking to help her cope with grief. ..

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