Wow, sorry for the blogging delay cake lovers! Hurricane Sandy swept us away for about two weeks but we are back in business. Finally.
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…
Millions were without power, heat and water for over a week. Gas lines grew as NJ gasoline literally ran out.
Down the shore, things got worse. Here are a few photos from Monmouth Beach, NJ.
There should not be sand in that intersection.
Or a boat on your lawn.
Or a community pool on your street.
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.
But a lot of people lost everything…
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.
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.
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!!