Asheville baker, Jodi Rhoden, will offer samples and present her book, Cake Ladies, on Wednesday September 26th at 6:30 p.m. at City Lights Bookstore. Cake lady, Jodi Rhoden shines a spotlight on this great tradition with profiles of 17 diverse southern women, part of a multi-generational fellowship, who wear the title with pride. Each profile includes lushly photographed profiles that delve into each woman’s “life in cake,” and shares 21 signature recipes such as Vanilla Almond Pound Cake, Mississippi Mud Cake, and Vegan Red Velvet Cupcakes. You also get some kitchen wisdom and unique stories of what it means to serve love and compassion to others through delectable desserts. Cake ladies: get to know them, share in their stories, and indulge in some of their most prized cake recipes. Rhoden owns Short Street Cakes, a popular bakery specializing in natural, from scratch, traditional Southern cakes. She is a food activist and member of The Southern Foodways Alliance as well as a board member of the Bountiful Cities Project.