Q & A with Anne Byrn: The Cake Mix Doctor

annebyrn Q & A with Anne Byrn: The Cake Mix Doctor

Recently, as part of the Miami Book Fair International, I had the opportunity to interview several authors.  Anne Byrn, author of several books, and known as the Cake Mix Doctor, was one of the authors. 

Her newest book is Unbelievably Gluten-Free: 128 Delicious Recipes: Dinner Dishes You Never Thought You'd Be Able to Eat Again.  How did someone whose built their reputation on baking cakes write a gluten-free cookbook?  Find out!

Q: What inspired you to write Unbelievably Gluten Free?

A: My readers, I received e-mails as early as 2006 about creating gluten free recipes. It was a brand new experience for me and I gained a new perspective on gluten-free foods.

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Q: What do you hope people get from your book?
A: I hope people get new and fresh ideas of how to make gluten-free meals inexpensively and quickly to feed a busy family.

Q: Do you have future writing plans?
A: Yes, but I can’t divulge too much. I’m working on a new, not gluten-free, cookbook.

Q: What would you like your audience to know about you?

A: I love reader input via e-mail and from book signings. I use their ideas for my books.

Q: What was your favorite part in writing this book?

A: The trial and error. I test out all my own recipes and when I made the gluten-free angel food cake it was perfection, I was amazed.

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Q: What is your guilty pleasure?
A: Chocolate.

Q: What do you like to do when you’re not writing or cooking?

A: I like to play tennis.

Q: Absolute favorite food?
A: Peanut butter; I love having a spoonful when I get hungry between meals. Or I eat it on crackers or with bananas. As a mom it’s an easy snack.

Q: What are 5 items every person should have in their kitchen?

A: Well, it depends on if you are cooking or baking. If you are baking you really need an electric mixer, cake pans, chocolate, vanilla and measuring cups.

Thanks for your time, Anne.  You can purchase Anne's books on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, QVC, and any place fine books are sold.  Look for our full review of Unbelievably Gluten Free coming soon!

About Greta Brinkley

Greta is a newly minted 30 year old, originally from the West Coast. Now living in the Midwest, she loves hockey, sparkles, nail polish, and bright colors. She also cannot resist anything that has peanut butter and chocolate together. And she hates filling out bios. Yep.


  1. I love this book, I think it could be a great help to me.  Being Gluten free can be difficult since a lot of foods are now off limits.  I think that this will be a great help to not only me but to all those who are learning.  Thank you for sharing. 

  2. This sounds like a good book for anyone. Not just those with gluten intolerance. I love Cake :) Thankyou for sharing!

  3. I have met Anne Byrn at a few book signings. I love her books. I love the recipes. She is such a warm woman.

  4. Sounds like a great book! I'm surprised at how many gluten-free options there are out now. I don't believe I heard of it a few years ago. It's great that everyone, no matter what the allergy, can have a wide variety for food selections.

  5. I love reading cook books. Especially since this on includes dessert recipes, count me in!
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  6. paige fowler says:

    Sounds like a great book im always looking for cook books with healthy recipies thanks for sharing :D

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