It's a good thing that some of the cookbooks that I have left is ONE of Ms. Toba Garrett's. I was lucky enough that I was able to ask for an autograph and have a picture with her. I felt like a stalker and was embarrassed to tell people that I was meeting her.
For the culinary enthusiast and cake/cookie decorating obsessed like me, you'd probably already knew who Ms. Garrett is, for those who don't? Well, you're missing a lot! Ms. Garrett is one of the BEST Cake decorator out there same as Colette Peters. I first saw Ms. Garrett on a re-run of Emeril Live, her creations are gorgeous and showpieces, the way she talks was very clear and easy to follow. From then on I like Toba Garrett, I even had 3 of her books, sad thing is only one was left, but these are excellent books her books are so much better than Colette's because here there are step by step instructions that you could easily follow. So If you have only a budget on buying a biik about cake or cookie decorating I would get Ms. Toba's hands down.
She was gracious enough to meet me on a Friday night after her busy schedule of teaching at the AHA Philippines. I was actually decided on joining the class weeks before the calamity happened, but then after it did happen I guess it isn't practical to spend so much money on myself when I would be needing the money to fix some of my stuff that got ruined. Good thing is Ms. Garrett said that she'll be back next June, so hopefully by then I would be able to attend. ^_^