Within these pages there is a cake, bake, bun or pudding for every season and for every occasion, from puddings for relaxed mid-week suppers or formal dinner party desserts, and from winter fireside bakes to sweet treats for al fresco summer evenings. You will find simple but sophisticated recipes for afternoon tea, colourful and lively ideas for a children's birthday tea, and delicously moreish suggestions for family get-togethers.
Enjoy scrumptious Honey Spice Cake or Frosted Chocolate Fudge Cake; irresistible cookies like Cherry Munchies, Coffee Sponge Drops and Mini Florentines; pies and tarts such as French Apple Tart and Chocolate Pine Nut Tart; and a whole array of decorative novelty cakes for children's birthdays and special themed celebrations.
A full practical introduction describes all the essential skills and techniques you need, such as pastry-making, bread yeast preparations, and tips for successful baking and decorating. Over 900 helpful step-by step photographs and clear instructions ensure the recipes are foolproof and easy to follow, and every recipe includes a nutritional breakdown. There is even a special low-fat section offering fabulous teatime sensations for the health-concious cook.
Everyone enjoys home-baked cakes and home-made desserts - and with this ultimate compendium you will never be short of culinary inspiration.