Jocelyn Delk Adams

Founder, Grandbaby Cakes


Jocelyn Delk Adams is the author of the book Grandbaby Cakes and the founder of Grandbaby Cakes, a food blog inspired by her grandmother devoted to classic desserts and savory recipes, modern trends and showcasing the pastry field in an accessible way. She is a brand ambassador and writer for top brands Coca-Cola, Pillsbury, Better Homes and Gardens, Omaha Steaks, Safest Choice Eggs and also counts KitchenAid, BAILEYS Creamers, Dixie Crystals Sugar, Jif Peanut Butter, and many others among her current clients. In the short span of 3 years, Grandbaby Cakes has been featured by Better Homes and Gardens, Essence Magazine, Ebony Magazine, The New York Times Online, Food 52, The Kitchn, Fox News, WCIU, Michigan Avenue Magazine, Chicago Social Magazine, the Chicago Sun-Times and Splash Magazine, among others. Jocelyn’s first cookbook Grandbaby Cakes was released in September 2015 and has already been featured as a top fall cookbook by People Magazine, Vanity Fair, Yahoo! and Epicurious. She is also the founder of A Charitable Confection, an anti-violence dessert fundraiser featuring the top bakeries in Chicago. Jocelyn hopes Grandbaby Cakes will inspire a new generation of dessert enthusiasts to learn to bake and not feel guilty about enjoying dessert.

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Not Just #FoodPorn: Social Media and its Impact on the Way We Eat

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