About The Baker
I’m Joy. I’m a baker. Had you guessed as much?
I’m a self taught/ family taught/ taste buds taught baker, turned professional baker, turned food photographer and cookbook author.
I grew up in the kitchen in between my father, who makes a mean Sweet Potato Pie, and my mother, who makes a really weird purple hot dog casserole… don’t ask. Between my kitchen loving parents, the clinking cake pans, and the flying flour, it became clear that baking is in my blood.
I live in New Orleans, Louisiana… deep in the French Quarter. That’s where I do a majority of my living, working, eating, cocktailing and related horsing around.
About The Blog
Joy the Baker was created in January 2008 out of my downright obsession with brownies and cake. On Joy the Baker you’ll find sweet and savory seasonal recipes, a few cocktail recipes, and a sprinkling of the books I read, and the lipstick that I happen to be into. Food and life… and more food.
I can also be found around the Internet with features and collaborations on Refinery 29, The Kitchn, Cupcakes and Cashmere, and Buzzfeed.
Joy the Baker was named Best Baking Blog by Saveur Magazine and one of the 50 Best Food Blogs by The London Times.
Contact me at: joy (at) joy the baker (dot) com
For press inquiries, contact Daniel Ryan Kinney at: daniel (at) rhinelandent (dot) com
I try very hard to respond to each email I receive. Please forgive me if, for some reason, I am unable to get back to you. I like you… I just need more hours in the day.
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Two more cookbooks will soon follow, published by Clarkson Potter.
Look for my second cookbook, Homemade Decadence, in October 2014. (More information soon, I promise!!)
I am currently working on my third cookbook.
Bonkers Awesome is a 14 episode web series I produced with my partners Michael Friedman and Hilton Carter for the online Scripps Network ulive.com. In the series I visit my favorite bakery, meet my favorite food photographer, travel to New York City to make candy apples, and learn how to make couture chocolate with a master chocolatier. It’s always an adventure with lots of laughs (and just a few awkward moments).
One of my favorite episodes was on the ranch with The Pioneer Woman. We made Mac and Cheese… it was perfect.
We worked so hard to make this show for you and we sooo appreciate that you’re watching! Thank you!
I love to collaborate with brands that I LOVE to create creative custom video content and great recipes. Our latest video for Canon features the stop motion making of an easy Peppermint Yule Log Cake!
I’m also co-founder of Homefries.com.
Homefries is a destination for fun, high-quality podcasts, covering food and wine, parenting and simple living, and entertaining.
My partner Michael and I work hard every week to create new podcasts… the kind of podcasts that we would want to listen to.
It’s like easy listening… without the terrible saxophones.
We made a video too! It’ll answer all the questions about who we are, what we do, and why we want to talk at you.
Thank you for being here, visiting my site, baking cookies, and sharing your stories and pictures. YOU are why I keep this site up and running. You inspire me every day and I love that we can come here and bake together. Love you. I mean it.