Synopses & Reviews
Joy the Baker Cookbook
includes everything from “Man Bait” Apple Crisp to Single Lady Pancakes to Peanut Butter Birthday Cake. Joy's philosophy is that everyone loves dessert; most people are just looking for an excuse to eat cake for breakfast.
“When I first heard the name ‘Joy the Baker,’ I immediately felt happy and warm. I couldn't help it. And in the years I've gotten to know Joy the Person—and her beautiful, warm, comforting style of food—I can say without hesitation that she absolutely lives up to her name.” —Ree Drummond, The Pioneer Woman
“Joy bakes with her complete heart and soul, writes from the gut, and makes us feel that we too can make magic in the kitchen.” —Sara Kate Gillingham-Ryan, cookbook author and creator of TheKitchn
“The best thing would be to have Joy the Baker actually bake all these things with you in your kitchen. The next best thing is reading her book, written with the exact same charming, hilarious in-person style that makes you feel like she's right there with you, sharing the recipes that come from her heart and soul.” —Sarah Gim, TasteSpotting
“Joy is who made me want to bake. Stumbling on her blog was one of the luckiest and most inspirational things that has happened to me. She's an insanely talented writer and an even better baker.” —Emma Stone, actress
"Caterer and blogger-turned-author, Wilson of joythebaker.com, takes her easygoing, fun tone to book pages where she shares 100 inspiring and unconventional recipes. Chapter titles, including 'I need a hug or a brownie. Maybe both,' 'Oh happy day!' and 'I think I just ate chocolate for dinner,' set readers up for this collection that pushes culinary and dietary boundaries with dishes like coffee bacon (ground coffee with chili powder, brown sugar and molasses piled on bacon slices and baked) and bacon black pepper waffles (black pepper rubbed bacon baked inside buttermilk waffles). The author's goal to 'turn favorite desserts into acceptable breakfast dining' is evident in her carrot pancakes. The healthy avocado does get a starring roll in dishes including avocado pound cake and vegan chocolate avocado cupcakes, and additional vegan options such as vegan pumpkin pecan bread have their place. Wilson's free spirit and celebration of the single life comes through in one-serving dishes such as the Single Girl Melty Chocolate Cake, and Single Lady Pancakes. Helpful prelim information on everything from how to soften butter in a hurry to determining the size of eggs removes any intimidation factor new bakers may feel in this refreshing and inspiring collection." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
"Joy modestly admits that she is not a classically trained pastry chef, however, her book proves how that can actually be an advantage. Joy bakes with her complete heart and soul, writes from the gut, and makes us feel that we too can make magic in the kitchen."--Sara Kate Gillingham-Ryan, cookbook author and creator of TheKitchn
"The best thing would be to have Joy the Baker *actually* bake all these things with you in your kitchen. The next best thing is reading her book, written with the exact same charming, hilarious in-person style that makes you feel like she's right there with you, sharing the recipes that come from her heart and soul."--Sarah Gim, TasteSpotting
"Joy is what made me want to bake. Stumbling on her blog was one of the luckiest and most inspirational things that has happened to me. Not only does she have recipes that could kill a man or woman (in the this-is-so-delicious-I-can-die-now way), she also is brilliantly funny and her insight and commentary on life is incredible. She's an insanely talented writer and an even better baker. To put it simply, she's the best ever, and I love her like crazy. The fact that I get to declare that to the world in her incredible cookbook is, to be completely earnestly cheesy, just icing on the cake."--Emma Stone
"When I first heard the name "Joy the Baker," I immediately felt happy and warm. I couldn't help it. And in the years I've gotten to know Joy the Person--and her beautiful, warm, comforting style of food--I can say without hesitation that she absolutely lives up to her name. Joy the Baker brings joy--through her writing, through her food . . . and through her unabashed enthusiasm for life."--Ree Drummond, author of The Pioneer Woman
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Joy the Baker Cookbook includes everything from "Man Bait" Apple Crisp to Single Lady Pancakes to Peanut Butter Birthday Cake. Joy's philosophy is that everyone loves dessert; most people are just looking for an excuse to eat cake for breakfast.
Gesine Bullock-Prado says itand#8217;s whatand#8217;s inside that really counts, and in this visually sumptuous book, the author of Sugar Baby
and Pie it Forward
showcases cakes that are beautiful from the inside out. Each chapter is devoted to a technique of making different types of cake, beginning with the easiest recipe and moving to the more technically difficult as the chapter progresses. When the cakes are cut, they will reveal intricate layers of patterns and designs, such as hearts, checkerboards, helixes, and colorful stripes, that will bring a smile to everyone who enjoys them. This compendium of gorgeous cake recipes and techniques will yield glorious meringues, sponge cakes, pound cakes, cheesecakes, and tarts for all levels of bakers. With her trademark wit and enthusiasm for the world of confections and baking, Gesineand#8217;s latest book will delight her fans.
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About the Author
Joy Wilson is a self-taught cook who grew up baking with her Dad. In 2006, she started a wedding cake and wholesale baking business in L.A.. In 2008, she began the Joy the Baker blog, which was named "Best Baking Blog" by Foodbuzz in 2009, and was also nominated for "Best New Blog" in the 2009 Bloggies. In 2010, it was again nominated for a "Best Food Blog" Bloggie. It was named one of the "Top 50 Food Blogs" by The London Times. Joy is also a co-founder of On the Lamb, a roving events company that throws speakeasy parties, underground suppers, and teaches culinary classes all over Los Angeles. Along with her co-founders, she has gained a big following in Los Angeles after being featured on Daily Candy.