Looters had smashed the windows and damaged some equipment in her small shop, Natalie’s Cakes and More. Dubose, a single mother of two, had just opened the store earlier this summer, after having finally saved enough to turn her passion for baking and cake-decorating into a full-time job.
"Everything that I invested, it came from me saving money through bake sales. Sometimes I couldn’t buy a pair of tennis shoes because I wanted to make sure I had enough money to buy a bucket of icing," she told NBC News.
"It was an investment all around. I always had to work at least two jobs. I never just had just one job because my dream was always to have my own bakery."
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