July 22, 2009

N.J. woman makes mortgage via bake sale

Angela Logan of Teaneck, N.J., says she was able to save her home from foreclosure by reaching her goal of selling 400 homemade apple cakes at $40 each.

The Record of Bergan County, N.J., said the actress and mother-of-three received more than 500 orders for her apple cakes as of Tuesday, thanks in part to a Record story that outlined her financial plight to the world.

Logan is facing three $2,559.94 mortgage payments and her initial cake sales have helped her raise enough for an initial payment.

I won't stop baking until people stop ordering, Logan said. It's been an outpouring of people wanting to help, and I want them to get their cakes. It'll be awhile, and I'm asking everyone to be patient.

The Record said the Hilton Hotel in Hasbrouck Heights, N.J., has opened its doors to the hard-working mother, allowing Logan to use a portion of the hotel's kitchen to cook her cakes.

We're part of this community, and we do not want to see anyone lose their home because of the economic situation, said Al Hamdi, general manager of the Hasbrouck Heights hotel.