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Posted November 11, 2011
Jodi Rhoden gives us stories of 17 women and 21 southern recipes endearing collection of his best cakes with beautiful photos. Guaranteed.
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Posted September 30, 2012
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.
Posted December 9, 2011
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.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.