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Sitting in Bars with Cake Lessons and Recipes from One Year of Trying to Bake My Way to a Boyfriend

Sitting in Bars with Cake

Lessons and Recipes from One Year of Trying to Bake My Way to a Boyfriend


Price: $24.95

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  • Publication Date: April 7, 2015
  • Imprint: Abrams Image
  • Trim Size: 7 x 8
  • ISBN: 9781419715822
  • Page Count: 208
  • Illustrations: 100 color illustrations
  • Rights: World/All

It’s hard to meet people in a big city, let alone any city. And after living in LA for several years as a single lady, Audrey Shulman turned to baking. But rather than eating her cakes solo over the sink, she brought them to bars, luring guys with a heady dose of butter and sugar.
Sitting in Bars with Cake recounts Audrey’s year spent baking, bar-hopping, and offering slices of cake to men in the hope of finding her boyfriend (or, at the very least, a date). With 35 inventive recipes based on her interactions with guys from all walks of life, from a Sticky Maple Kiss Cake to a Bitter Chocolate Dump Cake, this charming book pairs each cake with a short essay and tongue-in-cheek lesson about picking up boys in bars.


“This delectable mix of encouragement, anecdote and cream-filling is more than enough reason to start baking and flirting.”
Winnie Holzman, creator of My So-Called Life
“A sweet indulgence for your mind, heart, and tastebuds.”
Molly Tarlov, MTV’s Awkward
“Audrey struck gold with her idea to enlist these delightful cakes as wingmen. Singles armed with homemade dessert are sure to be the next big bar scene trend.”
Anna Almendrala, The Huffington Post
"This is a delightfully humble and enthralling tale about cake and bars and boys, but it’s really about life, and what it takes to get up every day and be the person you have always wanted to be.”
Tracy Moore, Jezebel

About the author

Audrey Shulman is the writer of Sitting in Bars with Cake, a blog she started with the intent to lure men with baked goods. A Southern transplant from Nashville, Tennessee, Shulman now lives in Los Angeles.