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Old 08-07-2009, 09:29 PM
Location: Chicago, IL
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Stories like this just wake my day.

Angela Logan Apple Cake - Essence.com (http://www.essence.com/news_entertainment/news/articles/angela_logan_apple_cake/ - broken link)

Today's Living: Let Them Bake Cake! - todaysthv.com | KTHV | Little Rock, AR (http://www.todaysthv.com/news/local/story.aspx?storyid=89149&catid=2 - broken link)
In Teaneck, NJ, actress Angela Logan has played many roles to earn a living. She's worked as a teacher, model and hairdresser and is studying to be a nurse.

But, when her home recently fell into foreclosure, she turned to baking! It was a flash of desperation.

"I thought, 'Wow! We could sell these cakes, they're so good,'" she says.

A major reason Angela suffered a cash squeeze is that two years ago, she hired a contractor to renovate the house. He took his money, but he only did a portion of the work.

To save her home, Angela set a goal of selling 100 mortgage apple cakes in ten days at $40 each. She asked everyone she knew to buy a cake!

She says, "The hardest part was saying, 'Can you buy my cakes? This is my problem.'"

A local Hilton Hotel offered its kitchen so Angela could bake faster. She says she's baked about 200 cakes which is double her goal. And, by qualifying for the federal Make Home Affordable program, her monthly mortgage payment is dropping by nearly 20 percent!

Other Americans in a financial bind, she says, can also find creative answers to their cash crunch. "Find your talent. Find something you can do that will help. 'I can paint fences; who needs one?'"
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