In one of the many career paths I've experienced in my (almost) 30 years of life, one of the most fun and challenging was being a professional baker. Sure, I worked in restaurants and did some work as a pastry cook, but the place I excelled the most was as a baker. My last baking job had me churning out around 80-100 cakes a day. That's what happens when you work for one of the busiest wedding & specialty cake shops in all of Orange County.
While my career focus has now taken a new turn in my pursuit of becoming a librarian, I still love baking. So rather than write a "normal" book review, I thought I would start a fun feature called "If this book was a dessert" where I compare a book I read recently and the dessert it most closely matches. (I'll also try to include yummy recipes whenever I can!)
A few weeks ago I finished listening to the audio book, As If!: The Oral History of Clueless as told by Amy Heckerling and the Cast and Crew by Jen Chaney. It was a fantastic book to listen to, and had me both laughing out loud and mentally stashing away cool facts to share with friends.
Amy Heckerling wanted to make a happy movie, and if you've ever seen Clueless you know that's true. But this book does a great job at showing fans that the happiness and fun going on in front of the camera was also happening behind the camera. The cast and crew became so close in the few months it took to shoot the film, and it's still something they all look back on fondly.
If you grew up in the 90's, watching Clueless at countless sleepovers, then you will love taking a trip down memory lane as they discuss everything from the cast auditions to the fabulous costumes. Jen Chaney does a great job with interviewing a wide variety of people that made Clueless possible. You can really see the hard work and love that went into making this movie happen.
So now you're wondering, if As If! was a dessert, what dessert would it be?
A Pink Lemonade Chiffon Cake of course!
What could be more Cher and happy than a yummy pink cake? And as Cher says, "Anything you can do to draw attention to your mouth is good." I believe eating a big slice of cake is definitely a good way to draw attention to your mouth. ;)
Btw, if I could still eat gluten I would totally be making this cake tonight. I need to adapt a gluten free version so I can enjoy this while watching Clueless!