Margaret Wilson / Wissie Cakes
Hometown: Virginia Beach, VA
Wissie Cakes, located in Virginia Beach, Va., is known for its heavenly cakes and cookies, old-fashioned cranberry-orange and pumpkins breads and moist macaroons. Grandmother Wilson, affectionately called “Wissie” by her grandchildren, was a local celebrity thanks to her baking skills. Today, her son Floyd and daughter-in-law Margaret have carried on the tradition of made-from-scratch baked goods, following Wissie’s recipes and sharing her delicious confections at Sugarloaf Craft Festivals. You’ll want to find their booth right away because once the sweet smell of fresh-baked cakes and goodies fills the air, people will be making a beeline for Wissie’s. Wissie Cakes features a variety of tasty treats including oatmeal toffee pecan cookies, Cowgirl Cookies, which are made with oatmeal, coconut and chunks of chocolate and lemon pound cake. Be sure to bring your appetite when you stop by Wissie Cakes’ booth – you won’t be able to help yourself.