Cake Ladies: Celebrating a Southern Tradition
  • Cake Ladies: Celebrating a Southern Tradition
  • Cake Ladies: Celebrating a Southern Tradition
  • Cake Ladies: Celebrating a Southern Tradition
  • Cake Ladies: Celebrating a Southern Tradition
  • Cake Ladies: Celebrating a Southern Tradition
  • Cake Ladies: Celebrating a Southern Tradition
  • Cake Ladies: Celebrating a Southern Tradition
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Cake Ladies: Celebrating a Southern Tradition

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by Jodi Rhoden
     
 

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Celebrate a sweet Southern tradition!

“As I listened to the cake ladies tell of their struggles and their joys, I found over and over that it is love, first and foremost, that motivates them, and that love is the one essential ingredient to baking beautiful and delicious cakes.”--Jodi Rhoden
 
In the south, cake ladies are

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Celebrate a sweet Southern tradition!

“As I listened to the cake ladies tell of their struggles and their joys, I found over and over that it is love, first and foremost, that motivates them, and that love is the one essential ingredient to baking beautiful and delicious cakes.”--Jodi Rhoden
 
In the south, cake ladies are the ones with the skills and heart to bring a little sweetness to life's big moments--potlucks, christenings, weddings, funerals--and their communities treasure and depend upon them. Modern-day cake lady Jodi Rhoden shines a spotlight on this great tradition with profiles of 15 diverse southeastern women who wear the term with pride.  Each profile features a bite of that woman's “life in cake,” and includes luscious photos along with at least one signature cake recipe, from classic Vanilla Almond Pound and Hummingbird cakes to Mississippi Mud Cake and Vegan Red Velvet Cupcakes.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781600597893
Publisher:
Lark Crafts
Publication date:
10/04/2011
Pages:
144
Sales rank:
1,442,102
Product dimensions:
8.98(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.46(d)

Meet the Author

Jodi Rhoden owns Short Street Cakes, a popular bakery specializing in natural, from scratch, traditional Southern cakes. She is a food activist and member of The Southern Foodways Alliance as well as a board member of the Bountiful Cities Project. Jodi is the author of Great Cupcake Makeover, one of 12 booklets in Craft-In (Lark, 2010) and a contributor to The Green Market Baking Book (Sterling, January 2011). She chronicles her life as a baker, mom and foodie at http://shortstreetcakes.blogspot.com. Jodi lives in Asheville, North Carolina.

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Cake Ladies: Celebrating a Southern Tradition 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Nokriss More than 1 year ago
Jodi Rhoden gives us stories of 17 women and 21 southern recipes endearing collection of his best cakes with beautiful photos. Guaranteed.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The recipes from this book are from women all over the south. I love that it is a compilation of recipes from various bakers. Tried and true southern classics which include my favorite: Hummingbird, carrot cake and caramel yellow cake. The stories that accompany each recipe add such a nice touch. I like cookbooks with colored pictures for every recipe which this cookbook has. This is paperback and the number of pages is smaller than most....that would be the only downside.
CuteEverything More than 1 year ago
The author of Cake Ladies, Jodi Rhoden, is actually a cake lady herself and she decided to write a book to honor the tradition of the beloved cake ladies, who are common in the South. Although discount store bakeries and boxed mixes resulted in a lessening of the cake lady popularity, luckily they are again regaining their well-deserved notoriety. And given that love is focal point of desire to bake for others, this resurgence in popularity is a wonderful thing. Cake Ladies starts with an explanation of the anatomy of a cake wtih the ingredients used and why they are used. There is a feature on each cake lady telling about her background and why she makes cakes, plus their expert tips. And, of course, there are delicious recipes, like Vanilla Almond Pound Cake, Caramel Cake and Hummingbird Cake, and the classic Southern Ten-Layer Chocolate Cake, all beautifully presented along with pictures of the ladies working in their own kitchens. Reading about these lovely women, I was struck with the importance of preserving these types of things, and I appreciate what a wonderful job of that the author did with this book.