Foster McFee wants to make the world a better place one cupcake at a time, but first she has to face the thing that makes her feel like an all-out loser.
Foster’s dream is huge — one day she hopes to have her own TV cooking show like her idol, Sonny Kroll. But it’s hard to hold onto a big dream when you’ve been chased out of Memphis by an Elvis impersonator and end up in the tiny town of Culpepper, WV where nothing much seems to happen. Still, Foster has learned, no matter what, you’ve got to keep baking.
Soon she discovers she’s not the only one in Culpepper with a dream of fame. Macon desperately wants to make documentary films. Miss Charleena longs to return in triumph to Hollywood, and Foster’s mother hopes to be a headliner instead of a backup singer. Culpepper seems to be a safe haven for now, but Foster and Mama can’t hide forever.
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