Hurricane Sandy 2012 {#JerseyStrong}

Wow, sorry for the blogging delay cake lovers! Hurricane Sandy swept us away for about two weeks but we are back in business. Finally.

I cannot believe the destruction that it caused, especially to our beloved Jersey Shore, Northern New Jersey, Staten Island and Long Island. Hudson County got especially hit hard.

At first it was sort of a joke…

But then we got nervous…



Hurricane Sandy came with 65+ mph winds, rain and flooding. And then it went dark…

Downtown Jersey City after the black out Monday Oct 29. Just the lights from the police can be seen from the streets. The entrance to the Holland Tunnel can normally be seen on the far right.


The Aftermath?

Millions were without power, heat and water for over a week. Gas lines grew as NJ gasoline literally ran out.

People waited in line for HOURS to fill up.

Fallen trees everywhere


Down the shore, things got worse. Here are a few photos from Monmouth Beach, NJ.

There should not be sand in that intersection.

{B. Clammer}

Or a boat on your lawn.

{B. Clammer}

Or a community pool on your street.

{B. Clammer}

Back in North Jersey, with the PATH and subways closed, trying to get to NYC was a bit of a challenge.


My shop is located in “Wee-Boken” (Since we are two blocks from Hoboken in Weehawken) got hit hard. We had 8″ of water in our shop but I got lucky. It could have been a lot worse. Salt water from the Hudson River ruined a few things but that’s what insurance is for.

You are looking at dead fish. On the floor. Of my Cakery. A tidal wave basically hit the shop!

But a lot of people lost everything…

This what every corner looks like near the shop. Again, the shop got lucky.

We were out of power/heat/hot water for almost two weeks. This photo below, taken from inside the shop, sums up the feeling of the aftermath. Dark, freezing and loud from all the fire trucks, emergency vehicles, etc.

So we were closed for Halloween and Election Day.

Ghostbuster cupcakes completed before the storm hit.

Election Day Cake Toppers we had made earlier in the week.

And then right in the middle of the Sandy Hurricane relief efforts, we got the Nor’easter with snow totally over 6″. Of course, we did.



But we are tough #JerseyStrong citizens and we will rebuild and be better than ever. It was amazing to see all the volunteers that showed up every day at noon in Hoboken and Jersey City to offer their hand. It was touching to see these communities come together.

I had to put this in the shop window. It’s a big NJ cookie!

Some people are still without power and resources are still needed. If you haven’t already, I encourage you to donate to one of the below organizations to help the relief efforts from this destructive hurricane.

NJ Relief Fund

Red Cross

Restore the Shore

Rebuild Hoboken

Hope you and your families are safe, dry and warm!!

P.S. We are taking orders for Thanksgiving and stay tuned for some exciting new classes this holiday season!!



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5 Responses to Hurricane Sandy 2012 {#JerseyStrong}

  1. Clean Popo December 2, 2012 at 4:44 pm #

    We were wondering how bad your area of Wee-Boken got hit. Nice to see you survived the storm. Love the Jersey Strong poster in the window. Can’t help but peep at it when we are cruising by.

    • The Hudson Cakery December 3, 2012 at 10:32 am #

      Glad you like the poster! : )

  2. Jill November 22, 2012 at 5:29 pm #

    Hi! I’m a big fan! I know it’s a little late but I hope everyone is ok!

    • The Hudson Cakery November 23, 2012 at 1:16 pm #

      Hello! Yes we are thankfully ok – thanks for reading Jill : )

  3. JB November 10, 2012 at 12:49 pm #

    I am so glad you are up and running again. Your photos and commentary are examples of your multiple talents. Hudson County is lucky to have such a caring community member.

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