Mortgage apple cakes save Teaneck woman from losing her house
by Nyier Abdou/The Star-Ledger
Monday July 27, 2009, 6:18 PM
TEANECK — Dressed in white pants and a white button-down shirt, Angela Logan blends in among the kitchen staff at the Hilton in Hasbrouck Heights. As she fetches big bowls of butter-cream cheese frosting from the walk-in cooler and lightly jabs the top of a golden cake in the oven, she seems more like a hotel pastry chef than a woman fighting foreclosure.
But that’s just what this 55-year-old actress and former dancer from Teaneck is doing: turning a much-loved recipe for apple cakes into a moneymaker that can help save her home of nearly 20 years.
In these lean economic times, acting jobs are scarce, and Logan’s usual standby, substitute teaching, has also been hard to find. A string of unforeseeable events, including a botched construction job on her home and the sudden closure of one of her talent agencies, left her struggling to pay her mortgage.