So I blogged last week about Joy the Baker, and her signing her brand new cookbook at Vroman’s. The event was extremely, well, eventful, so I figured I’d post a bit of a wrap-up for all of you that couldn’t make it.
We had a couple of great things going on – a huge crowd (so huge, in fact, that we ran out of books! This almost never happens, so if you were one of the people that had to place an order, thank you so much for your patience), Joy’s first event ever, a lot of excited staff members, and even a few special guests from Texas. Dan, officially the best husband ever, flew his wife Lesley out to California for her birthday, and… well, I’ll let Lesley tell you the story:
“My sweet husband told me on my birthday he was taking me on a surprise trip and I would wait until the day of, to find out [where]. I didn’t know we were going to Joy Wilson’s first book signing until we made it to California. It was a wonderful surprise! I am such a big fan of the Joy the Baker blog! It was so great to meet Joy and hear her talk about her first cookbook. The staff at Vroman’s knew of my husband’s plans, and Ms. Dolores presented me with a homemade cake. It was the perfect birthday gift! Thanks from Texas!”
Happy birthday, Lesley! We hope you enjoyed the event, and your special day/days. I know first-hand that Dolores is an excellent baker, too, so I’m sure the cake was delicious.
Joy mentioned the event on her blog and posted a picture (along with a recipe for coffee bacon sandwiches. Coffee. Bacon. Sandwiches.), and several other people have blogged around the event. In case there aren’t enough pictures on the internet yet, here’s a few more (click to enlarge):
Overall, it was a really fun event, despite a bit of craziness about books. Lucky for us, Joy lives in Los Angeles, so she was able to come out today and sign some extra books for us. If you’d like a signed copy of the Joy the Baker cookbook, you can order one online here! (If you placed a special order at the event, you should get a call soon).
Also: Chocolate Peanut Butter Pretzel Brownies. Yeah.