I love so many things about Joy The Baker. Then it’s here, her cookbook, in Pasadena? Could it be true? Almost one hundred new recipes NOT on her totally awesome witty blog? Immediately I ran to of course, post about it on Facebook. Then the list began. Text Alysia (my other baker friend who loves whiskey, cats and Joy)? Check. Charge the iPhone since I forgot my camera? Check. Hall pass, ATM card and no last minute evening orders to fulfill? Check, check, check! Off we were, the first two in line, to meet the beautiful and normal and welcoming Joy.
As soon as we walked in we grabbed our copies (luckily since the store had sooo many guests they SOLD OUT!) and were greeted by a cute photographer from Minted Magazine. She asked if we’d like our photos taken. No makeup or not, who cared? Not us. Pose, pose, Tweet, pose…
We quickly took our seats and watched the equally eager fans pile in both young and old alike. Surrounded by nervous giggles and conversations about her letters to her future husband and love for her cat we giggled ourselves and waited patiently. The highlight was seeing a nervous, beaming baker walk out to see that fans spilled out of the chairs and down the stairway.
I won’t ruin the tastefully perfected pages for you but will highly suggest you run and pick up a copy so you too, can make avocado bundt cake and a peanut butter and jam milkshake. If you haven’t yet discovered her, you may follow her on Twitter at @joythebaker and on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/joythebaker