It’s not every day we can actually throw an actual party for one of our books. What better reason to celebrate than a love of Southern food culture, the timeless joy of baking cakes, and a strong sense of community? We did just that with the official Launch Party for our book Cake Ladies this past Sunday. A beautiful hall was filled with music (fabulous DJ), drinks (fresh apple cider and pear juice with bourbon – yum!), and raffle items (tiered cakes, t-shirts, books, and more). But the big star of the day was author Jodi Rhoden and her beautiful book. Jodi read excerpts from the book while a crowd that included several of the book’s contributing cake ladies looked on. And to put the icing on the cake (ouch, I know), there was an entire room filled with cakes and cupcakes to sample. Enjoy these few photos I took in between hugs and cupcakes, and learn more about the book from my earlier post and my interview with Jodi. And keep your eyes posted here for a fabulous Cake Ladies giveaway coming up next week.
Images L to R: Cake Ladies books for sale thanks to local shop Malaprops, Author Jodi Rhoden and yours truly, gorgeous strawberry cake as a raffle prize, lemon cheese cake (a recipe featured in the book!), and cupcakes galore