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A Selection of the Best Baking Book Titles Available

 

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A Baking Book with the Cake Boss

A Baking Book with the Cake Boss

Buddy Valastro, star of TLC’s smash hit, shares everything a home cook needs to know about baking as he takes readers through the same progressive training he had in his apprenticeship. This Baking Book Baking with the Cake Boss offers readers the same on-the-job education earned by everyone who comes to work at Buddy’s home away from home, Carlo’s Bake Shop, with some of Buddy’s and the family’s memories shared along the way.

This baking book builds organically from simple cookies and pastries to pies, flower-adorned cupcakes, and basic fondant cakes, to breathtaking cakes suitable for every holiday and special occasion. As you progress from basics to bedazzlements—like the safari cake complete with chocolate animals and a waterfall—Buddy shares his inspiring enthusiasm and stories from the shop in his inimitable way. He also provides the tools for creating your own personal trademark cakes, with a chart that lets you mix and match cake, frosting, and liqueur syrup for cakes the way you like them.

There are plenty of photos that illustrate artistic flourishes and decorations you can use to adorn your individual creations. With 650 gorgeous, step-by-step instructional photos that let you follow Buddy as if you were next to him in the bakery, Baking with the Cake Boss is an incomparable dessert education that will become an essential reference for aspiring and skilled bakers alike.Bursting with delicious, tried-and-true recipes, how-to boxes and sidebars, and numerous tricks of the trade, Baking with the Cake Boss is a rare treat—a fun, accessible guide to baking, all in a gloriously designed, beautifully illustrated package worthy of the Cake Boss’s artistic vision.

Cake Craft Made Easy:
Step-by-Step Sugarcraft Techniques for 16 Vintage-Inspired Cakes Baking Book

Cake Craft Made Easy: Step-by-Step Sugarcraft

Cake Craft Made Easy: Do you dream of being able to make beautiful decorated cakes for any occasion? This Cake Craft Made Easy baking book will teach you all of the essential cake decorating techniques you need to know to create your own amazing designs, from simple buttercream piping through to brush embroidery with royal icing, making sugar flowers, and decorating novelty cakes. Includes 12 gorgeous cake decorating projects to make 16 cakes that are impressive and stylish, but use small cakes in various sizes to keep the baking elements simple and to allow you to really focus in on learning how to decorate a cake. Bridges the gap between decorating cupcakes and cookies and decorating larger tiered cakes for beginner to intermediate cake decorators. Plus 12 free video demonstrations, available online, to teach the best way of completing each cake decorating technique. Inside Cake Craft Made Easy: Easy to follow cake decorating techniques explained in detail with full-colour step-by-step photography, covering the following subjects: Buttercream Piping, Cupcake Towers, Pattern Embossing, Sugar Pinwheels, Stenciling, Royal Icing, Piping, Sugar Models & Flowers, Sugar Doilies Frills & Ruffles, Brush Embroidery, Rice Paper Work, and more.

How Baking Works: Exploring the Fundamentals of Baking Science

How Baking Works

Students in culinary and baking programs become professional chefs and bakers or pastry chefs by learning the techniques and procedures to execute dishes. As cooking and baking programs have expanded, and the demands from industry have increased, the need to learn the whys has become more important.

Paula I Figoni’s baking book, How Baking Works: Exploring the Fundamentals of Baking Science is an up-to-date, comprehensive guide to understanding and applying food science to the bakeshop. The essence of baking is chemistry, and anyone who wants to be a master pastry chef must understand the principles and science that make baking work. This cookery book explains the whys and hows of every chemical reaction, essential ingredient, and technique, revealing the complex mysteries of bread loaves, pastries, and everything in between.

Among other additions, this third edition of How Baking Works includes an all-new chapter on baking for health and wellness, with detailed information on using whole grains, allergy-free baking, and reducing salt, sugar, and fat in a variety of baked goods. This detailed and informative guide features:

  • An introduction to the major ingredient groups, including sweeteners, fats, milk, and leavening agents, and how each affects finished baked goods
  • Practical exercises and experiments that vividly illustrate how different ingredients function
  • Photographs and illustrations that show the science of baking at work
  • End-of-chapter discussion and review questions that reinforce key concepts and test learning For both practicing and future bakers and pastry chefs, How Baking Works, Third Edition offers an unrivaled hands-on learning experience.

The Pioneer Woman Cooks: 140 Step-by-Step Recipes for Simple, Scrumptious Celebrations

The Pioneer Woman Cooks

Ree Drummond—accidental country girl, award-winning blogger, Food Network personality, and #1 New York Times bestselling author—presents The Pioneer Woman Cooks: A Year of Holidays, a fantastic collection of recipes, photos, and homespun humor to help you celebrate all through the year.

Ree shows you how to ring in your favorite holidays with inspired menus for breakfasts, brunches, lunches, dinners, parties, deliveries, and feasts, accompanied by fun instructions and hundreds of her signature step-by-step photos. Filled with creative and flavorful ideas for intimate dinners, group gatherings, and family meals, The Pioneer Woman Cooks: A Year of Holidays includes dozens of mouthwatering dishes (with nineteen recipes for Thanksgiving alone!), helping home cooks create a variety of delights.

Whip up a Resolution Smoothie on New Year’s Day; Whiskey BBQ Sliders and Dr Pepper Cupcakes for The Big Game; Glazed Ham for Easter; Watermelon Sangria for a sizzling Fourth of July cookout; and perfect Popcorn Balls on Halloween. For Christmas, Ree includes special homemade treats, including Caramel Apple Rolls, Christmas Rum Cake, and a selection of smile-inducing cookies, perfect for Christmas deliveries to family and friends.

Enjoy holidays all year ’round…Pioneer Woman style!

Baking and Pastry: Mastering the Art and Craft

Baking and Pastry: Mastering the Art and Craft

The leading learning tool for all levels of baking and pastry ability, newly illustrated and updated

Praised by top pastry chefs and bakers this baking book is “an indispensable guide” and “the ultimate baking and pastry reference,” the latest edition of Baking and Pastry from The Culinary Institute of America improves upon the last with more than 300 new recipes, photographs, and illustrations, and completely revised and up-to-date information on creating spectacular breads and desserts. Covering the full range of the baking and pastry arts and widely used by professionals and readers who want to bake like professionals, this book offers detailed, accessible instructions on the techniques for everything from yeast breads, pastry doughs, quick breads, breakfast pastries, and savory items to cookies, pies, cakes, frozen desserts, custards, soufflés, and chocolates. In addition, this revised edition features new information on sustainability and seasonality along with new material on plated desserts, special-occasion cakes, wedding cakes, décor techniques, savory and breakfast pastries, and volume production, making it the most comprehensive baking and pastry manual on the market.

  • Named “Best Book: Professional Kitchen” at the International Association of Culinary Professionals (IACP) Cookbook Awards
  • Established by its first two editions as a lifelong kitchen reference for professional pastry chefs
  • Includes more than 900 recipes and 645 color photographs and illustrations

Founded in 1946, The Culinary Institute of America is an independent, not-for-profit college offering bachelor’s and associate degrees, as well as certificate programs, in culinary arts and baking and pastry arts. A network of more than 37,000 alumni in food service and hospitality has helped the CIA earn its reputation as the world’s premier culinary college. You can visit the CIA online.

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