Cake Girls In Chicago Burns Down !!!!!

Decorating By Carlachef Updated 29 Mar 2010 , 8:37pm by KathysCC

Carlachef Posted 29 Mar 2010 , 2:07pm
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OMG, An apartment fire in the Cake Girls building completely destroys The World Famous Cake Girls Bakery in Chicago. Wedding season is coming and there are hundreds of orders to be filled. Lets pray that they will be back up and running very soon.[/center]

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lisamenz Posted 29 Mar 2010 , 2:25pm
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Does anyone have any ideas, on what we can do to help these wonderful women? We need to band together as decorators and help in any way we can here on CC and anywhere else we can spread the word!!! Any ideas anyone or contacts or a fundraiser? icon_sad.gif

Loucinda Posted 29 Mar 2010 , 3:35pm
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What terrible news......I hope they can retrieve their records - and they are very resourceful, they will be back and running as quick as they can I am sure. Sending prayers their way.....

tootie0809 Posted 29 Mar 2010 , 3:40pm
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Wow, this is absolutely horrible and sad news. My thoughts and prayers are with them.

Sugar_Plum_Fairy Posted 29 Mar 2010 , 3:50pm
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So sad for the Maher sisters, their employees and customers and everyone else who lived and/or worked in the building!

snocilla Posted 29 Mar 2010 , 3:50pm
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Wow! So sad! I think Mary and Brenda have been an inspiration to all of us. And to see all of that hard work literally go up in flames! This is heart breaking!

But knowing how strong they are, I know they will rebuild and pull through it.

TLCDesserts Posted 29 Mar 2010 , 3:51pm
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This is terrible! My prayers are with them that they will be up and running soon.

ArtieTs Posted 29 Mar 2010 , 4:01pm
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My heart just sank in my stomach. What terrible news. I was just watching them this weekend on Amazing Wedding Cakes. What a lose.

PinkZiab Posted 29 Mar 2010 , 4:15pm
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I don't think a fundraiser is the answer--while a noble gesture, I'm sure they were amply insured. Their biggest problem is whether or not they had off-site backups of their records, especially for upcoming orders.

Very sad day indeed, but they WILL recover... it will take time, but you won't keep artists like this down!

alvarezmom Posted 29 Mar 2010 , 4:31pm
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WOW 500 outstanding cake orders so far!!! OMG I'd be a total wreck if I were them! So sad!!!

pastryqueen9 Posted 29 Mar 2010 , 4:44pm
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OMG!!! How terrible...good thing they were not hurt...I agree with pinkziab I'm sure they were heavily insured and certain that they will recover better than ever!! Sad this had to happen to them icon_sad.gif but confident this won't stop them! I do pray for their speedy return and hope they did back up their records off site...something I have never thought about.

MrsAB Posted 29 Mar 2010 , 4:44pm
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Wow! How sad. They are indeed an inspiration to us all and I'm sure they will do what they can to be back in business as quickly as they can. The upside to it all is that no one was hurt which is a blessing.

aundrea Posted 29 Mar 2010 , 4:48pm
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omg! i cant believe this!!! how sad. i cant even begin to imagine what they are feeling right now.
everyone from the building are in my prayers!

Peanut1027 Posted 29 Mar 2010 , 5:00pm
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Thats horrible!!! I can't beleive this happened my heart goes out to everyone at Cakegirls. But, they will come back bigger and better...just watch!!!

all4cake Posted 29 Mar 2010 , 5:03pm
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That is sad news...I can only imagine the thoughts that ran through their minds as they watched their work go up in flames...I know I'd be in tears.

tinygoose Posted 29 Mar 2010 , 5:05pm
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So sad, that's got to be so hard. Just figuring out their booked orders, hopefully they have their computer backed up offsite. Ill be thinking of them and praying for their quick return. Such a huge loss for them.

2SchnauzerLady Posted 29 Mar 2010 , 5:11pm
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We need to pray for a speedy, snag free settlement with their insurance company so they can start rebuilding right away.

aundrea Posted 29 Mar 2010 , 5:39pm
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i just read the update and still in shock!! im praying for all of them!!

ShopGrl1128 Posted 29 Mar 2010 , 5:46pm
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This is so tragic, I just read the news and I'm in sorry for them.

tarheelgirl Posted 29 Mar 2010 , 5:52pm
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So sad.. Glad no one was injured.

JGMB Posted 29 Mar 2010 , 6:16pm
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Originally Posted by all4cake

That is sad news...I can only imagine the thoughts that ran through their minds as they watched their work go up in flames...I know I'd be in tears.

They are in tears. This footage was on our local news this morning -- it's so sad.,0,5303055.story

PinkZiab Posted 29 Mar 2010 , 7:59pm
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Not that I don't feel TERRIBLE for Mary and Brenda, because I do, but that poor girl who lived upstairs is literally walking away homeless, with her cat and the clothes on her back... THAT is the most heartbreaking part of this story.

Wildrose6633 Posted 29 Mar 2010 , 8:21pm
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Cake Girls is just a few blocks from my house I heard the choppers this morning and wondered what had happened when I turned on the news at 6:30 this morning all they were saying is that there had been a fire on Belmont. My daughter called me from her dental office that is right around the corner from there and said that Cake Girls had burned down. I believe there is a fund account for them and the tenent that was burned out at a Star Bucks across the street from them I can get the address if anyone would like it. Or go to they may have the address of starbucks up already. So sad.

KathysCC Posted 29 Mar 2010 , 8:37pm
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Here is a thread to show your support for them.

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