Enterprising kids trade technology for tasty treats

ICING ON THE CAKE: ‘Masterchef’ Darcy McDonald whipped up some baked goods to sell with his sisters Nikita, 8, Kimberley, 15, and Karlia, 14. Photo: Barry Smith 100714BSD03

ICING ON THE CAKE: ‘Masterchef’ Darcy McDonald whipped up some baked goods to sell with his sisters Nikita, 8, Kimberley, 15, and Karlia, 14. Photo: Barry Smith 100714BSD03

WHO said today’s kids were technology-obsessed, mobile-tapping layabouts?

While their friends were glued to their Xboxes and transfixed by their iPads this school holidays, one group of local siblings was slaving away in the kitchen.

After whipping up enough baked treats to feed a CWA state conference, the McDonald clan – Kimberley, Karlia, Darcy and Nikita – set up a roadside stall at the front of their North Tamworth home.

Decked out in “MasterChef” aprons, the entrepreneurial brothers and sisters even offered coffee to passing motorists.

And rather than raise money for a pricey piece of new-fangled technology, the McDonalds were doing it all for, of all things, an old-fashioned musical instrument.

The McDonalds have been holding cake stalls in the school holidays for the past few years, but this is the first time they have pooled their profits for a common cause – a Clavinova piano.

And with business sense like this, you can bet they’ll soon be having family sing-alongs.

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