Jocelyn Delk Adams is the founder, author, national television expert and brand ambassador behind the award-winning and best-selling cookbook Grandbaby Cakes and the food website Grandbaby-Cakes.com. Grandbaby Cakes gives Jocelyn’s cherished generational recipes a modern spin while preserving the most important ingredient: tradition.
Jocelyn hopes to inspire a new generation of bakers and cooking enthusiasts through the culinary atmosphere she experienced as a child. A large part of this is her time spent visiting Mississippi in her youth to watch her grandmother, or “big mama” Maggie as her family affectionately calls her, bake.
Jocelyn is a cast member on the Cooking Channel Show “Unique Sweets” (season 7) and has been featured regularly on the “TODAY” Show and “The Rachael Ray Show.” She has also been seen on Food Network’s “The Kitchen,” The Cooking Channel, ABC World News Now, Hallmark Channel, Better Homes and Gardens, O (The Oprah) Magazine, The Thanksgiving Day Parade on CBS, Essence Magazine, Southern Living Magazine, and The New York Times Online. Jocelyn has been a brand ambassador/writer for top brands such as Coca-Cola, Pillsbury, Yoplait, McCormick, Safest Choice Eggs, KitchenAid and many more.
Jocelyn’s first cookbook, Grandbaby Cakes, was released in September 2015 and was featured as a top fall cookbook by People Magazine, Vanity Fair, Yahoo!, Epicurious. and Chicago Tribune. It also won the Gourmand World Award 2016 for Best Blogger Cookbook USA and was nominated for an NAACP Image Award 2016- Outstanding Literary Instructional Work. Jocelyn is the founder of A Charitable Confection, an anti-violence dessert fundraiser featuring the top bakeries in Chicago.
Jocelyn has been featured on ESSENCE Network, The Everygirl, Yahoo!, and was nominated for an NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work – Instructional for Grandbaby Cakes.
Jocelyn and her grandmother, “big mama” Maggie