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Author Jennifer Ross is releasing a new novel…about CAKE!

March 5, 2010

Most of you already know that I love to read and write novels, so it should come as no surprise that I am including a post on our cake blog about a book.   

Jennifer Ross, author of “The Dallas Women’s Guide to Gold-Digging with Pride” (Random House) is releasing a new novel in April called “The Icing on the Cupcake”.  (Follow this link to pre-order a copy on

Why am I excited about it?  Umm…didn’t you just read the title?  Need I say more?  The book is about CAKE!  Cupcakes, to be precise.  But if you need further encouragement, here is the official synopsis from Random House, Inc:

“In this delectable novel—complete with recipes—Jennifer Ross frosts a sweet story of a young woman fulfilling her dreams, one delicious cupcake at a time.
In Ansley Waller’s world of Southern belles and gentlemen, getting a diamond ring isn’t just important—it’s the ultimate goal. So when her fiancé, Parish, unceremoniously kicks her to the curb and cancels their upcoming wedding, Ansley is so ashamed that she decides to leave Dallas and make a fresh start. In a surprise move, she heads to New York City to live with her recently widowed grandmother, Vivian, whom she’s never met. In turn, Vivian gives Ansley a no-nonsense ultimatum: Rather than wallow in misery, either get a job or go home. 

The Waller women have a tradition of baking their way out of sorrow. So Ansley mixes batch after batch of creative cupcakes—Black Bottom Heartache, Moving Blues Banana Caramel, Tres Leches Made Small. Before long, she’s opening up her own cupcake shop and even trying her hand at dating. But the ways of Manhattan’s eligible bachelors are altogether different from their Southern counterparts, and Ansley’s nearly fail-safe tactics fall flat. And worse, someone’s got a half-baked scheme to sabotage Ansley’s new life. It’ll take a cup of courage and a dash of Southern charm, plus a few secret ingredients, if Ansley hopes to pull off her recipe for success.” (excerpt taken from the Random House, Inc on-line catalog)

Doesn’t that sound great?  And it comes with recipes too, so what’s not to love? 

But the icing on the cupcake (cheesy play on words, I know) is that Jennifer will also be at Cupcake Camp NYC on April 9th signing copies of the book for her fans!  I am planning to be there for the cupcakes AND the book signing too.  (What is Cupcake Camp NYC, you ask?  Check out their website to find out!

So go out and get a copy of Jennifer’s book on when it is released, because I am sure it is going to be sweet!  (Okay, I am done with the corny expressions!)  And get yourself to the Cupcake Camp NYC too!

Happy baking AND reading!


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