Hey readers! It’s me, Sara the Small Chick. I write this post with a heavy and saddened heart. It’s been so hard figuring out what to title this post because it’s more about a person than an event. One of the talented, young ladies who I grew up with passed away this past Friday at age 24. She was diagnosed with Pancreatitis a few months ago . I was fortunate to see her last year and interview her and her friend and partner in Cake Couture NJ, Abbey. You can read the interview, here.
The interview I did with Lindsay and Abbey was probably one of the most fun and rewarding interviews. You see Linds and I had been good friends in middle school, and lost touch until after graduating college since we went to two different high schools in the same district I remember that day like it was yesterday, walking into Lindsay’s house to do interview with them. I was so excited to try their cupcakes and talk about her and Abbey’s goals for the business. What I didn’t tell you when I originally posted the interview is that they gave me thank you gifts such a notepad, a cupcake business card holder, some fun, crafty pens and a thank you letter. Lindsay had also made this amazing iced tea for us to enjoy with our cupcakes. She was always hospitable and made you feel welcomed, I even met her dog Ziggy. The interview was awesome and fun and her self-taught talent for baking and cakes was phenomenal. I could tell that both of them loved what they did. So after getting their pictures of some cakes to feature in the story and putting into the site, the post went up. It felt so great to be able to give them that press.
Fast forward a few weeks later, I was prepping for the relaunch party and needed a cake. I was getting close with other cake makers but I knew Lindsay and Abbey had to make it. They were young and hungry like me and I wanted to give them that spotlight. They also knew my vision and goals and loved the new logo. Looking back, not only was the cake one of the most delicious we had because it was decorated to a tee exactly how I visioned but it tasted great. We actually continued to eat it until we couldn’t anymore after the party.
Even though I moved home after the party, Linds, Abbey, and I didn’t stay in touch as much as I’d like. We’d see each others statuses on Facebook and attempted meeting for drinks a few times. I wish I would’ve stayed in touch more. I had thought about having them do my birthday cake but went with another bakery. A few months later I saw on Facebook that Lindsay was sick. Before I knew it everything escalated and she was in the hospital all the time and now she’s gone. Lindsay was a strong, passionate, creative young lady and I know she put up a fight.
In her memory, I’m asking any of my local readers to come out to The Cabin this Thursday and drink and eat at Love for Lindsay. A part of the proceeds are going to her family to help them pay off her hospital bills.
I know Linds will be missed by many and as much as I’m sad she’s not here, I know she’s here in spirit and happy I had moments to spend with her in middle school and as an adult. Her talent, strength, and positive attitude will definitely live on.
Cheers to you Linds, I know you’re making some delish cakes in heaven <3 RIP