Grandbaby Cakes: Modern Recipes, Vintage Charm, Soulful Memories is the debut cookbook from sensational food writer, Jocelyn Delk Adams. Since founding her popular recipe blog Grandbaby Cakes in 2012, Adams has been putting fresh twists on old favorites. Adams has earned praise from critics and the adoration of bakers both young and old for her easygoing advice, rich photography, and the heartwarming memories she shares of her family’s generations-old love of baking.
As a child, Adams and her family would routinely embark on the ten-hour journey from their home in Chicago to Winona, Mississippi. There, she would watch her grandmother, affectionately nicknamed Big Mama, bake and develop delicious, melt-in-your-mouth desserts. From blooming tree-picked fruit to farm-raised eggs and fresh-churned butter, Big Mama used what was readily available to invent completely original treats. Adams treasured the moments when her mother, aunt, and Big Mama would bring her into the kitchen to let her dabble in the process as a rite of passage. Big Mama’s recipes became the fabric of their family heritage. Grandbaby Cakes is Adams’s love note to her family, thanking those who came before and passing on this touching tradition with 50 brilliant cakes.
Grandbaby Cakes pairs charming stories of Big Mama’s kitchen with recipes ranging from classic standbys to exciting adventureshelpfully marked by degree of difficultythat will inspire your own family for years to come. Adams creates sophisticated flavor combinations based on Big Mama’s gorgeous centerpiece cakes, giving each recipe something familiar mixed with something new. From pound cakes and layer cakes to sheet cakes and "baby" cakes (cupcakes and cakelettes), Grandbaby Cakes delivers fun, hip recipes perfect for any celebration.
Readers will love this cookbook for its eclectic and bold recipes steeped in equal parts warm Southern charm and fresh Midwestern flavors. Not only will home bakers be able to make staples like yellow cake and icebox cake exactly how their grandmothers did, but they’ll also be preparing impressive innovations, like the Pineapple Upside-Down Hummingbird Pound Cake and the Fig-Brown Sugar Cake. Grandbaby Cakes is a collection for both new-aged and traditional bakers, but mostly it’s for anyone who wants a fresh, modern take on classic recipes as well as cakes full of heart and soul.
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About the Author
Jocelyn Delk Adams is the founder of Grandbaby Cakes, a food blog inspired by her grandmother and devoted to classic desserts, modern trends, and showcasing the pastry field in an accessible way. Grandbaby Cakes has been featured by Better Homes and Gardens , Ebony , The New York Times , People , Food52 , The Kitchn , the Chicago Sun-Times , and more. She is also the founder of "A Charitable Confection," an annual anti-violence dessert fundraiser featuring the top bakeries in Chicago. She hopes Grandbaby Cakes will inspire a new generation of dessert enthusiasts to learn to bake and not feel guilty about enjoying dessert.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I pre-ordered this cookbook and just received it in the mail. After spending hours the first day I got it and several hours every day since, I can honestly say this is my favorite cookbook in my collection! The recipes, the photography, the wonderful family photos and stories just make this book so special! The entire design is extremely well done down to the smallest details. This book is a must buy! A wonderful addition to any collection!
Soooooo, I think I gained five pounds just reading this book!! This is definitely a book for people with a serious sweet tooth, but I love that it also includes healthy-ish options such as Zucchini Cupcakes with Lemon-Cinnamon Buttercream or a Lighter Lemon Pound Cake. Let's just be honest, I love nearly any dessert with lemon! There are so many great options in this book! What kid wouldn't be delighted with Rainbow Sherbert Cupcakes for their next birthday? How about a 'Nana Pudding Tiramisu Cake for that Southerner with Italian roots? You can't go wrong with a classic like Mama's 7UP Pound Cake! Whatever kind of cake you're looking for, you stand a great chance of finding it here along with some you may never have heard of. Give this book a shot. It's worth it! I received a copy of this book from Agate Publishing for my honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.