Cakes

  • GBBO
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    For many years, The Great British Bake Off has inspired and encouraged so many budding star bakers to get in the kitchen and make some amazing treats.

    It takes inspiration from GBBO's most ambitious bakes but simplifies their recipes and offers step-by-step instructions that even the biggest baking novice could follow.

    With a focus on sharing, this book has ideas for birthdays, charity fundraisers and celebrations.
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    The Biscuiteers are famed for their unique and memorable hand-iced biscuits and this beautiful book (with a stunning, tactile cover) shows you how easy it is to bake, ice and assemble your very own beautiful biccies at home.
    There are vibrant, creative and colourful ideas for biscuits for all kinds of occasions including birthdays, weddings, christenings, baby showers, Christmas and other special moments.

    As well as ideas for celebration cakes with a difference and quirky biscuit pops, there's even advice on displaying and wrapping gifts in style. It's packed with stunning photographs of the completed biscuits and step-by-step instructions for making the bakes and decorating them in style.
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    Gluten-free bakes can be every bit as delicious as traditional treats. With a little know-how from Honeybuns, you can enjoy gorgeous cakes, muffins, brownies, flapjacks, biscuits and puddings that contain no wheat or gluten. You'll find all your favourite teatime bakes, from Lemon drizzle cake and A very chocolatey cake to Baked apple muffins and Heathcliff brownies. There are lots of puddings too, including Baked lemon cheesecake, Chocolate and raspberry tartlets, Peach and raspberry roulade and Chocolate lime pie. Packed with practical tips and with a guide to ingredients, this book gives you all the inspiration and advice you need to make your baking gluten-free and gorgeous!
  • AFMLI
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    Children's cakes just got a whole lot more exciting. With "Planet Cakes Kids", you can choose from a selection of creative cakes - from a "Wizard's Spell Book" to the "Man in the Moon" - then add a cast of fun, colourful characters modelled in fondant icing: Mr Donut and Friends, the Hip Hop Dudes, the Ninja Rabbits and more. The mix-and-match approach of this unique book offers hundreds of combinations of cakes and toppers and takes cake making and decorating to a new level. Key points: easy to follow step by step pictures; mix and match cakes - you choose your base and your cake toppers; great for adults and kids
  • ANRNN
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    Cake decorating is the perfect way to celebrate at any time of the year, and this book is packed with colourful cake designs for every occasion. It features 10 chapters, each with a stunning main cake design and two co-ordinating smaller treats, including cupcakes, mini cakes, cookies, fondant fancies and chocolates. Step-by-step illustrated instructions cover every essential technique, such as piping, stenciling and using cutters.
  • AFMTY
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    In Cake Masterclass, award-winning cake designer and presenter of Britain's Best Bakery, Mich Turner, teaches you how to bake impressive cakes for every occasion - from a classic sponge, to decadant chocolate, and traditional fruit and ginger cakes. In the masterclass section, Mich shares her award-winning decorating techniques to teach you how to create truly outstanding cakes. With step-by-step instructions, Mich will show you how to make the classic sugar-paste rose, tiered cakes with piped lace, hand painted flowers, Christmas candy and much more. With experience baking for top celebrities like the Beckhams, Madonna and Sir Paul McCartney and running cooking classes around the world, Mich can teach you how to become a cake baking master at home.
  • AKPTW
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    50 fabulous kids' cakes, cupcakes and cake pops. Kids' Birthday Cakes Step by Step is a delicious guide that takes the stress out of baking unforgettable birthday cakes to wow your child, whatever their age. Choose your child's cake from a delectable array of over 50 show-stopping cake designs, from animal cakes to sports cakes and toy cakes. Would your kid go crazy for a circus cake with matching circus animal cake pops, or would they prefer a dinosaur egg cake with miniature egg cupcakes? Whether you are making birthday cakes for girls or boys, there's something for everyone. Every cake design has visual step-by-steps making the birthday cake creating process stress-free, plus you'll be provided with themed cupcake decoration ideas and be shown how to make cake pops. You'll also be able to plan ahead with handy tips on how long the cake will take to make, build, bake and decorate so everything will be ready in time for your child's party. With Kids' Birthday Cakes Step by Step you'll be able to add the perfect finishing touches with cake-decorating techniques such as piping, moulding figures and using fondant icing, taking your child's birthday cake from average to awesome in no time.
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    This beautiful and funky cake-decorating book is set out in the style of a course, working from the simplest of cupcakes to amazing complex cakes. The author Paris Cutler, owner of renowned shop Planet Cake, and her staff share their colourful and distinctive designs, but it's not only their imaginative creations that make this book so special. The comprehensive basic section gives you all the information you need, with learning outcomes, troubleshooting hints, material and equipment lists. Every single cake is beautifully photographed and explained step-by-step, enhanced by coloured illustrations and photos in this book.
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    Let Simple Cakes dispel the myth that cake-baking is all fuss and fiddle. Now Mary Berry guides you through the art of making the ultimate in comfort food, from cakes, biscuits and pastries, to meringues and more. From Coffee Cake and Devonshire Scones to Lavender Biscuits and, of course, the classic Victoria Sponge, each delicious recipe is accompanied by step-by-step illustrations and simple instructions to ensure impressive results every time. Including sections on ingredients, equipments and methods, as well as suggested party menus, baking has never been so simple.
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    Cake decoration is an art that can turn your everyday baking into a beautiful display of skill and creativity. With the right instruction anyone can learn how to create marvellous designs following fun, quick and innovative techniques. Alan Dunn's "Creative Cakes" covers a variety of cake decorating methods, ranging from more elaborate designs to several simple and straightforward ideas that can be followed by the amateur cake decorator with ease. The featured concepts are suitable for a variety of occasions, including wedding, engagement, anniversary and birthday cakes and a special section guides the reader through simple step-by-step instructions for elegant and stylish flower decorations. If you are looking for the most inspired and innovative cake decoration ideas, this book will exceed your expectations.
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    The ultimate step-by-step, fully illustrated guide to baking perfection Baking is a hugely rewarding pastime, and this book will take you through every step of the process, from lining the tin to creating an ornate wedding cake. Multi-award winner and professional baker Mich Turner MBE offers indispensible lessons and a wealth of insider tips and knowledge. All of Mich 's expert instructions are accompanied by 1,000s of photographs showing you each step of the process - including tips on what not to do and how to avoid common baking mistakes. Making and Baking Cakes takes you through the ingredients, preparation and different cake baking methods to achieve different results, including tips for identifying and fixing baking pitfalls. Putting it All Together offers a wealth of choices for fillings, toppings, coverings and assembly. Explore the best combinations from purees to honeycomb, ganache to meringue. Learn how to handle marzipan and sugar paste with confidence and how to stack tiered cakes. Decorating: Mich takes you through the whole process from the basics, such as making the piping bag and producing straight lines, before building confidence with delicate effects such as lace, hand lettering and quilting, to tutorials on creating a selection of hand-moulded flowers, butterflies and intricate hand painting. Whether you are baking for an afternoon tea, a birthday party or a lavish celebration, Mich Turner's Cake School will provide all you need to know to become a master cake maker.
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    The Hummingbird Bakery has brought their mouth-watering yet easy-to-make cupcakes to kitchens everywhere and this time they show readers how to bake delicious cakes and other sweet delights for those days of the year that are just meant for indulgence - such as birthdays, Easter, Valentine's and Christmas - as well as those times when you just deserve a little treat.

    This beautifully designed, lavishly photographed book takes you through the year to offer simple baking recipes suited to your favourite seasonal events or celebrations, plus inspired recipes that will encourage you into the kitchen even if there is no special occasion!

    Cake Days: Recipes to Make Every Day Special not only includes the Hummingbird favourites that so many people have come to love, but many brand new ideas such as cocktail and fizzy pop cupcakes, flower-infused cupcakes and even coffee - and tea-flavoured cupcakes.
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    Let Elizabeth Marek's The Artisan Cake Company's Visual Guide to Cake Decorating help you get your cake from boring and bland to amazing and spectacular. In The Artisan Cake Company's Visual Guide to Cake Decorating, Elizabeth Marek shows beginner-cake-decorators how to get started with stylish cake decorating techniques. Learn to add ruffles, stripes, and geometric patterns to your cakes. Figure out how to create the effect of cascading petals or metallic finishes. An easy, visual step-by-step format with hundreds of stunning photos, Marek will guide you through the tools, recipes and basics of decorating. The Artisan Cake Company's Visual Guide to Cake Decorating also features principles of simple cake design using buttercream frosting, fondant, gumpaste, and more. From party cakes and wedding cakes to more advanced 3D cakes, this book explores a full range of cake decorating for beginners to professional-level. Let Elizabeth Marek's The Artisan Cake Company's Visual Guide to Cake Decorating help you get your cake from boring and bland to amazing and spectacular.
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    Baking is the most comforting and entirely satisfying of the culinary arts - making a cake is not only a sumptuous process in its own right but the end result is entirely delicious. Pam Corbin gives an insightful introduction on the history of cake making and its significance today, followed by a detailed guide to ingredients, equipment, and basic techniques to guarantee successful cake baking in the home. This is traditional baking at its very best, with over 75 adaptable recipes including Macaroons, Meringues, Fairy Cakes (and their counterpart - Gnome Cakes), the classic Victoria Sandwich, Yorkshire Rhubarb Gingerbread, Walnut Cake, Blueberry Yoghurt Cake, Orange Cake with Earl Grey Icing, and the glorious Battenberg Cake with its distinctive pink and yellow checks. As a finishing touch, there is a section devoted to sweet embellishments like feather icing, crystallised violets and chocolate leaves. Say goodbye to sinking sponges and brittle brownies with this comprehensive guide to the heavenly world of cake making.
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    Create over 40 simple yet incredibly stylish cakes for every occasion, from weddings and anniversaries, to birthdays, christenings and Christmas. Discover a variety of irresistible cake designs in all colors, shapes and sizes. This title includes a wide selection of sweet cupcakes and gorgeous minicakes to make when time is short.Explore a wide variety of quick and easy sugarcrafting techniques. Beginner and intermediate sugarcrafters will complete the projects with ease, while discovering professional sugarcrafting tricks.Easy-to-follow step-by-step instructions, simple recipes, and beautiful photography ensure mouthwatering results. Clever packaging ideas are also included to make your cakes look even more desirable.
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    Learn to bake with Britain's favourite women's fiction author, Marian Keyes - author of Watermelon and Anybody Out There - in her startlingly honest cookbook Saved by Cake.

    Saved by Cake gives an extremely honest account of Marian Keyes' recent battle with depression, and how baking has helped her. A complete novice in the kitchen, Marian decided to bake a cake for a friend and that was it - she realised that baking was what she needed to do in order to get her through each day. And so she baked, and she wrote her recipes down, and little by little the depression started to lift, along with her sponges...

    With chapters on cupcakes, cheesecakes, meringues and macaroons, chocolate cakes, fruit cakes and favourite classics, Marian's recipes are aimed firmly at beginner bakers, offering hints and tips to help along the way.
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    An irresistible collection of easy-to-make recipes from the award-winning home bakery. Enjoy truly delicious cakes and bakes that are free from gluten, wheat or diary. Light and fluffy sponges, gorgeous cupcakes, rich fruit cakes and moreish traybakes -- all without butter, flour or cream. Julia Thomas, the talented home cook behind the popular Cake Angels bakery, shares her secrets for a delicious range of well-loved cakes that everyone can enjoy, even if they have an intolerance or allergy. Cake Angels takes you step-by-step through the secrets of successful baking, explains frequently used ingredients and provides easy-to-follow recipes that even novice bakers will feel confident making. These cakes look impressive -- with tempting frostings and pretty decorations -- but don't require hours in the kitchen nor resort to hard-to-find specialty ingredients. Divided into simple chapters and with inspiring photographs, this gorgeous, much-needed cookbook includes: Victoria sponge Carrot cake Chocolate, vanilla and lemon cupcakes with different frostings Chocolate and walnut brownies Date and caramel shortcake Raspberry and almond traybake Coffee and walnut cake with coffee cream Italian hazelnut cake Orange and poppy seed cake Chocolate marmalade cake with chocolate cream filling Flapjacks Apricot and hazelnut traybake Gingerbread cupcakes with ginger caramel frosting White chocolate blondies
  • ABZAY
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    "Gorgeous and Gruesome Cakes for Children" features 30 fun and original birthday cake designs suitable for both boys and girls alike. With designs by the UK's bestselling sugarcraft modelling author, all the cakes are tasty, easy to create and will be the star of the show at any child's birthday party. The book begins with a comprehensive section on getting started with cake decorating, including useful advice on the basic tools and equipment needed. There are also delicious cake recipes, providing the all-essential base to the added decorations. With such a compelling mix of pretty and horrible designs, whether they're into monsters or princesses there's something for all children here. Girls will love the gorgeous Frog Prince and Cinderella's Glass Slipper cake, whilst boys will find the gooey Alien Egg or gruesome Swamp Monster simply irresistible!
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    This sumptuous cookbook is dedicated to exploring coffee with new and exciting recipes for all occasions, from iced delights, luxurious tortes and melt-in-the-mouth pies and pastries, to satisfying and more-ish biscuits and breads.

    The recipes give full scope to the imagination, showing how the rich taste of coffee can transform classic dishes into something really special. From simple sponges to tempting tarts and velvety cheesecakes, there are desserts to rival any professional confection. Some, such as Coffee Almond Marsala Slice, are perfect with mid-morning coffee. Others, like Coffee Chocolate Mousse Cake and Cappuccino Torte, make unforgettable dinner party finales.

    With updated recipes and classic pastries and cookies from all around the world, this is a beautifully presented book with clearly explained instructions and photographs.
  • ANQYM
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    cake. is a pocket-sized book of 50 simple but delicious family cake recipes that don't cost the earth to produce. It is the last in a series of 4 small books by award-winning author James McIntosh. The other titles in the series, mix., dinner. and cake., are available now. All recipes are 5 times tested on each cooker used: gas, electric, electric fan, Aga and Rayburn. Recipes use metric measurements and include timings for Aga and Rayburn. All cake recipes are based on eight portions.
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    Good Housekeeping recipes tick all the boxes - They look great They taste delicious They're easy to make Now, learn how to be a clever cook with this amazing new cookery series. Each Good Housekeeping cake recipe - triple-tested for perfect results - is guaranteed to stand the test of your occasion, be it a delicious birthday party or a lazy afternoon treat. Packed with good old favourites, tasty new ideas, save money, time and effort tips, up-to-date nutritional breakdown including protein and fibre, and savvy advice throughout, it couldn't be easier to whip up a sweet storm in the kitchen. Enjoy! Other titles in the Good Housekeeping series include Easy Peasy, Al Fresco Eats, Let's Do Brunch, Cheap Eats, Gluten-free & Easy, Low Fat Low Cal, Salad Days, Posh Nosh, Party Food, Flash in the Pan, Roast It!, Great Veg and Slow Stoppers
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    "Why resist? When your next sweet craving hits, turn to Cakes & Slices to find the perfect treat. With chapters full of options for light, rich, crumbly and sticky cakes, brownies, cupcakes, slices and tortes, you will never be stuck for a delectable delight. Whether it's seductively sweet caramel peach cake, some naughty but oh-so-nice double chocolate brownies or spiced pistachio, yoghurt and cardamom cake that's needed, you'll find it here. It will taste all the sweeter knowing you made it yourself."
  • AMRRL
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    Leading British cake decorator Natasha Collins shows us how to turn cakes into literal works of art in her practical and pretty new book The Painted Cake. With detailed step-by-step instructions for more than 20 projects, Natasha shows how you can create the most incredible cakes at home using fondant painted with edible colours. Her instructions encompass cooking, constructing and painting baked goods, from single-level to multi- tiered cakes, as well as cupcakes and cookies. Most featured projects use a freehand painting technique, but templates of design elements are included where appropriate. The Painted Cake progresses from the simplest projects through to more advanced so it is sure to please cake decorators of all skill levels.
  • AGBXX
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    Everything you need to know to bake and decorate cakes is brought together in this straightforward and accessible book. The introduction covers every technique you will need, from basic to advanced. It includes tips on equipment and practical guidance on different basic cake recipes.

    There is plenty of advice on working with decorations, such as icings, frostings, glazes and marzipan, and step-by-step techniques such as crimping, weaving, cut-outs, frills, ribbons, flowers, fruits and piping. This knowledge is then put to use in a collection of classic and contemporary recipes. Ideas include Angel Food Cake, Panforte, Classic Wedding Cake, Hexagonal Retirement Cake, Frills and Flowers Christening Cake, and Halloween Pumpkin.

    With plenty of tips on storing and freezing, this is an indispensable book for every cake-maker's kitchen.