Covering all the traditional favourites, including Flapjacks, Chelsea Buns and One-stage Chocolate Sponge, as well as more unusual ideas such as Coconut Bread, Glazed Banana Spiced Loaf or Fruit Salad Cake, this compilation of more than 180 recipes is a must for anyone planning a children's outing, party, school event or any kind of celebration or festival.
A clear and concise introduction outlines the basic principles behind successful baking, including the importance of accurately measuring ingredients, preheating the oven, advance preparation, careful timing and how to line tins, to guide both novice and experienced cook to the best possible results.
Choosing what to make is made easy, with cakes and bakes grouped by type, including cookies and bars; breads, teabreads, buns and muffins; everyday cakes; and special occasion cakes. A section of basic recipes will help both novice and experienced cooks to create perfect iced cakes, with recipes for different types of icing as well as step-by-step techniques for creating Simple Piped Flowers, Chocolate Curls or Petal Paste.
The step-by-step instructions for each recipe are accompanied by a beautiful colour photograph of the finished item to both inspire and guide, and cook's tips and variations encourage experimentation and ensure perfect results every time.