Baking & Desserts

Cakes

  • Three Ingredient Baking - Paperback - 9780718184797 - Sarah Rainey
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    Sarah Rainey
    (1)
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    Someone (Bob Dorough, but you may be more familiar with the De La Soul version) once sang that three is the magic number and this book proves that statement to be true. It's packed with recipes for cakes, breads, biscuits and desserts that only use three ingredients each!

    Three-ingredient baking is so popular right now with YouTube videos racking up millions of views and this book helps you make the most of it. Each recipe only has three ingredients - there are not even any seasonings or hidden extras.

    Suitable for bakers of all levels, every treat is fast, convenient and easy to make and among the 100 recipes are an almost-instant Christmas cake, banana bread baked in a slow cooker, muffins made from ginger beer and bread conjured from ice cream (!).
  • BLPH
    Paul Hollywood
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    In Channel 4's A Baker's Life, Great British Bake Off judge Paul Hollywood looks over the decades he has spent baking and showcases 100 of his all-time favourite baking recipes. This companion book is full of the stories he tells and the treats he enjoys.

    Each chapter is filled with bakes from a different decade and stage in Paul's life e.g. the basics learnt during his time at his father's bakery; when he honed his skills at the world's finest hotels; and the flavour-filled delights he discovered in Cyprus.

    From garlic baguettes to chorizo and chilli Scotch eggs to his mum's ginger biscuits and double chocolate Danish twists, there's something for every taste in this book full of anecdotes and amazing recipes.
  • BMAS 5 years +
    Nadiya Hussain
    5 years +
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    Nadiya Hussain is one of the nation's favourite bakers following her winning appearance on the Great British Bake Off and tremendously popular British Food Adventures series. She's also proven to be a successful children's author, with Bake Me a Story being a bestseller and huge favourite with Book People customers.

    This time around, Nadiya tells festive stories and presents recipes that complement them. Designed to bring families into the kitchen at the most wonderful time of the year, among the easy-to-bake recipes are cheesy-feet biscuits that go with the story of some odd socks and where they go at Christmas time; pastry to go with the Elves and the Chouxmaker; and a nut roast to go with 'Twas the Night Before Christmas.

    All the stories have gorgeous illustrations by Clair Rossiter and celebrate the joy of sharing.
  • HMEM
    Kate Doran
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    In this incredibly nostalgic cookbook, Kate Doran brings to life the recipes and stories that have made her blog, www.thelittleloaf.com, so popular.

    It contains simple recipes for 100 classic treats that will remind you of your childhood and many of them have been reinvented with an irresistible home-made twist, including peanut butter jammie dodgers, triple chocolate caterpillar cake and peach melba baked Alaska.
  • BBIY
    Richard Burr
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    A Bake Off finalist, builder Richard Burr, gives you all the tools you need to become a BIY (Bake It Yourself) master in this brilliant baking book.

    Full of the tricks of the trade and 80 tasty recipes, he showcases his unique approach to the craft of creating cakes and bakes. The book is crammed full of ideas and technical tips that will hold anyone in good stead when it comes to making bread, pastry, cakes, pies and more.

    He even reveals what everyone should have in their basic baking 'toolkit'!
  • BBIG
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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.
  • HYCK
    Mich Turner
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    Mich Turner, celebrity baker and owner of the Little Venice Cake Company, shows how you actually can have your cake and eat it with this hand-picked selection of healthier and more nutritious cakes and bakes.

    Complemented by simply mouth-watering photography, the recipes in this book make use of alternatives for gluten, fats, sugars and dairy. You'll find tempting ideas for cakes, cookies, meringues, bars, muffins and cupcakes.

    Designed to accommodate your personal diet and lifestyle, these sweet treats also come with step-by-step instructions and are suitable for all levels of baker. Among our favourite recipes were the peach melba muffins and hazelnut meringue with mango and passion fruit.
  • CK2626
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    Make a children's birthday even more magical with these amazing cakes. They range from owls and rabbits to fire engines, dinosaurs and daisies.

    There are over 50 cakes featured and they're all easy to make and very achievable. None of them use fancy kitchen equipment of baking skills and all of the ingredients are readily available.

    This book covers the basics of making a cake and then moves on to simple recipes including banana and toffee. It then will show you how to make animal cakes, transport-themed cakes, fantasy-themed cakes for imaginative parties and outdoor wildlife cakes.
  • AGJPX
    Emma Goss-Custard
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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!
  • BKBC
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    The Australian Women's Weekly is famous for its colourful, easy-to-create, imaginative and crazy kids' birthday cakes with generations having fond memories of eagerly selecting their chosen favourite before each year's birthday celebration.

    Here for the first time is a bumper selection of the most fantastic cakes from over the years as well as 20 brand new recipes which are sure to become instant classics.

    Showcasing the best-ever Fantasy, Adventure, Animals, Playtime and Numbers cakes, there's a huge choice for children of all ages. Having one of these cakes as a centrepiece will make your child's birthday party legendary!
  • TWMC
    Martha Collison
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    As we all eagerly await to see who will be crowned Star Baker of the Great British Bake Off 2016, why not hone your baking skills with the help of 2015's hugely popular contestant, Martha Collison?

    Twist is a book that does what it says on the (baking) tin. It provides you with a host of fresh, creative and innovative ideas to reinvent your baking. Not only does Martha explain the secrets of sweet baking success - whether it's a cake, biscuit, dough or pastry - but she also reveals how to add delicious twists to traditional favourites. Who could resist a chocolate AND passionfruit layer cake?

    With its contemporary design that combines easy-to-follow instructions, cool illustrations and mouth-watering photography, Martha shows you how to make one of her Favourites and then provides recipes that adapt this into something truly show-stopping. e.g. a vanilla cake can easily be transformed into a pink grapefruit drizzle cake (or gin and tonic drizzle cake, if you prefer) and vanilla cupcakes can be made into lemon cheesecake cupcakes.
  • CK2580
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    With Angela Drakes Hidden Surprise Cakes you'll find simple instructions to making show-stopping cakes.
  • AFMLI
    Paris Cutler
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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
  • CRDM
    Chetna Makan
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    Great British Bake Off semi-finalist Chetna Makan provides you with a number of show-stopping recipes that mix spices, herbs and Indian ingredients with traditional Western baked favourites in this brilliant baking book.

    From sponge cakes with cardamom and coffee filling to puff pastry bites with fenugreek paneer and swirly bread rolled with citrusy coriander, the book is full of exotic and extraordinary creations.

    There is detailed information on all the spices used and the book also includes recipes for beautiful breads and small savouries.
  • ANRNN
    Zoe Clark
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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
    Mich Turner
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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
    Karen Sullivan
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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.
  • AAKGG
    Paris Cutler
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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.
  • AKJWZ
    Mary Berry
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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.
  • AFHBC
    Alan Dunn
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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.
  • ANWWS
    Juliet Sear
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    Whether it s a birthday, wedding, or dinner party, there s no better way to celebrate than with a slice of glorious cake. In "Cakeology," Juliet shows home bakers how to take your cakes to the next level with her favorite and most impressive projects.With a foreword by Buddy Valastro, of Cake Boss, this book is crammed with tips and tricks and features step-by-step photography to guide you at every stage, ensuring these projects can be mastered by everyone. Learn all elements of cake decoration, from making fondant flowers to hand-painting on icing. From the elegant wedding cake with intricate piping design to the fun burger cake, cookie explosion cake, or Pinata cake (with a surprise center), Juliet s creations ensure you celebrate in style!"
  • AKTNX
    Claire Clark
    • £19.89
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    6 continents, 52 countries, 80 cakes. Cake, in all its multifarious incarnations, is adored the world over. Top pastry chef Claire Clark explores six continents of cake culture in this treasury of adventurous baked delights. Discover the cakes most loved around the world and make the best versions of them in your own home. These favourites are finessed to perfection and each given the inimitable Claire Clark twist. An inspiring and diverse range of indulgent cakes for every home baker to enjoy! Photography by Jean Cazals.
  • AJYSJ
    Valeri Valeriano
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    The essential reference to modern cake decorating with buttercream icing, this remarkable book demonstrates more than 50 innovative techniques in beautiful step-by-step photographic sequences.

    With over 40 stunning cake designs to create at home, from simple cupcakes to three-tiered wonders, you will discover the sheer accessibility of buttercream, which needs very little specialist equipment or skill to get started.

    Start by perfecting a stable buttercream recipe that also tastes delicious then learn how to pipe simple textures and patterns, buttercream roses and an array of other flowers. From there you will learn how to create a myriad of creative effects in buttercream using diverse techniques such as stamping, stencilling, palette knife painting, buttercream transfers, lace and crochet effects, brushed embroidery, marbling, blending, writing, embellishing and more!
  • ALAJK
    Mich Turner
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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.