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Born to Bake

Many of Meghan Olcott’s favorite childhood memories are of playing in the kitchen with her mother. By the time she was 7 Meghan knew that she wanted to own her own bakery. She set out with determination to do just that.

Baked goods on display at Creamed Baking Co. in Wiscasset, Maine next to Red's Eats.

Meghan is now a classically trained chef with a passion for baking, she earned her associate degree in Baking and Pastry and a bachelors in Culinary Arts and Management from The International Culinary School at the Art Institute of Charleston (South Carolina). During and after college, Meghan worked in front of house and in kitchens in order to learn all aspects of the industry.  She had two goals, to own her own bakery and to move to Midcoast Maine where she’d summered every year as a child.

Meghan was working as a pastry chef in New Harbor when she saw a facebook ad for what is now Creamed Baking Co. She hadn’t planned to open her own place for another 5 years but when she saw the opportunity she jumped on it. At 24 Meghan achieved her dreams. This will be her second year. In celebration of her first year, Meghan will be raffling away a birthday cake on Creamed’s birthday, May 5.

Creamed baking company's coffee selection in Wiscasset Maine next to Red's Eats.

She had a great first season with her most popular items being her homemade hot fudge, favored whoopie pies, lattes,  cakes, cheesecake, fresh lemonade, ice cream sandwiches, and bagels (several people now have weekly bagel orders). Meghan serves Wicked Joe and offers a variety of latte flavors. Meghan loves making food like you would see in a magazine that you can enjoy here and that is affordable. She enjoys braiding pie crusts and decorating cakes and cookies, she’s even held a couple of decorating classes where people get to decorate their own cakes and cookies.  

Creamed Baking Co. shows off homemade lollipops in their store in downtown Wiscasset next to Red's Eats.

Meghan has many plans for her second season. In addition to making and selling homemade baked goods in her store she’s also going to run a booth at the Union Farmer’s Market, will be part of the Maine Whoopie Pie Festival, and a vendor at the roller derby in Camden. In her store she’ll add new items to her menu such as popsicles and mini cakes. She’ll also start selling milk, eggs and increasing her selection of sandwiches on her fresh baked bread – as she gets numerous requests for these items.

When asked if anything surprised her, Meghan said “The community was a lot more welcoming than I expected and I’m really happy about that” adding  “everyone’s so friendly”. She says that Wiscasset is the picturesque small town she has always dreamed of having her shop in.

Her store is located down the stairs right next to Red’s Eats. Her store has a back porch with chairs looking onto the water and the newly paved Railroad Avenue with its lit walkway. Meghan said that once the paving was complete, she saw an increase in customers who would stop in on their way to or from their cars and she’s looking forward to even more business this year.

Creamed Baking Co. opens for the season on April 10th. You can stop in and try her baked goods for yourself from 9 – 5 during the spring, fall and early winter and 9 – 7 during the summer.


This article was written as part of a project by Friends of Wiscasset to highlight local businesses. This article was written by Saundra Neperud. More articles in this series can be found below.

Discover Wiscasset, Restaurant, Wiscasset

Miss Wiscasset Owner Says Midcoast Maine has been Good for his Family

Mark Suarez, the owner of Miss Wiscasset Diner never planned to move to Wiscasset. A pipe fitter from Pensacola, Florida Mark was working for a company that sent him out to sub-contract around the country. He was on a job in Boston when he was offered a 6 month gig in East Boothbay working for Washburn and Dougherty. He decided to take it because it was so close. Now the 6 months has turned into 7 ½ years and a restaurant.

A few things happened. First, he met his wife, Kelley, who also worked at Washburn and Dougherty. She’s a Mainer and grew up in Rockland. Then his father passed away and his mother was injured shortly after. This meant it was much harder for her to take care of herself and her granddaughter, Mark’s niece, Courtney. Mark needed to step in and help out so he decided to move his mother and niece to Maine where he could care for them better. When his niece developed more severe medical problems Mark knew he needed to change his career so he could be around more to help. In 2014 he took over the running of the Light House restaurant, then in November of that year he moved locations to Miss Wiscasset.

Mr. Suarez says Wiscasset has been a good place for his family. He says Mainers are good people, honest, and nice. For instance, when Judis Country Store closed Judi gave Mark most of her kitchen equipment. Mark says the area is safe and when his niece shops by herself in nearby towns he doesn’t have to worry about her. He says Courtney has really come out of her shell helping out at the restaurant. “She’s learned to express herself, learned new things and has more freedom.” You may not have met her yet, but you’ve seen her artwork if you’ve ever eaten at Miss Wiscasset. Courtney draws all of the framed cartoons on the wall. She’s even had customers request her drawings and send her money for them.

Avocado Benedict at Miss Wiscasset

Mr. Saurez plans to stay in Wiscasset. He’s looked at businesses down in Boothbay, but they can’t beat the amount of traffic that passes by his restaurant on Route 1 each day. He gets a lot of business from people driving past and stopping in to eat and enjoy the air conditioning. He has looked at possibly moving to a larger location but for now he’s staying put. One change he is planning on is getting his liquor license so he can serve Bloody Marys with breakfast. He’s also going to try opening some nights this next winter during Gardens Aglow to catch some of the traffic for that popular event.

Since Mark has taken over the diner business has significantly increased. When asked the key to his success he said “We keep a clean restaurant and serve food made from quality ingredients.” If you haven’t eaten at Miss Wiscasset lately, Mark invites you to come in and try their cooking at 762 Bath Road (Route 1), in Wiscasset.
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This story part of series by Friends of Wiscasset to highlight local businesses. Visit the Friends of Wiscasset’s facebook page for more information on local businesses. This article was written by Saundra Neperud. Other articles in this series include: