Apple Mortgage Cake
Network Premiere Sunday April 20, 2014 7 PM EST on UPtv – A five-year-old Angela Logan (Millie Davis) is in her grandmother Nellie’s (Darlene Cooke) kitchen in Teaneck, New Jersey learning how to make apple cake and discovering the joys of baking. Nellie tells Angela: “Cake makes people happy. One bowl, one mixer, and the right company, and you’re set for life.”
Thirty-five years later, Angela (Kimberly Elise) is a single, working mom with three teenage boys, Marcus (A.J. Saudin), William, (Stephan James) and Nicolas (Lamar Johnson). She juggles various jobs and helps with employment counseling at the local Mission. While thrilled to be in the family home where she learned to bake, the house is falling apart, with sections deemed uninhabitable by inspectors after storm and flood damage. Plus, the car just decided not to start – and the boys all still need shoes, books and food.
She has always made due until now – when her lender calls in the mortgage loan and puts her into foreclosure. Angela has 10 days to come up with $4000 or she loses her home. This is the true story of a woman who decides to bake 100 apple cakes and sell them at $40 each in order to save her home – and how this idea completely changes her and her family.
As word of her “bake sale” ripples out through neighbors, friends, her church and even old flames, such as Melvin (Kevin Hanchard), the story soon spreads to the news, locally, nationally and internationally. Orders fly in from all over the world. Angela is taken off guard by the overwhelming support. But soon, this fiercely independent woman learns to depend on the kindness and love of others that comes her way, particularly when the community and local businesses rally around Angela to help her finish and ship the initial stack of orders.
“Apple Mortgage Cake” is based on a true story about Angela Logan and her struggles in life. It is not easy raising three teen age boys, managing a household and volunteering to help others. Angela is a kind person and always believes in aiding others in their problems to help them start a new life. But when she falls into hard times, her pride gets in the way of asking or letting others help her.This is an encouraging movie that will help many families in today’s society. There are many people in the world today that find themselves in the same situation as Angela, and she shows how one can survive by using an idea that may be crazy to some but turns both her and her family’s life around. Who knew that a little cake could bring them a way to improve their lives. This is truly a family film that gives a wonderful message of encouragement, faith, and helping others. We are proud to award this presentation the Dove “Family-Approved” Seal for all ages.