Discover how easy and fun baking can be ---- from yummy cookies to impressive cakes ---- with this entertaining, informative beginner's guide. This friendly baking guide is filled with 100 scrumptious recipes for all your baked favorites ---- cookies, cakes and cupcakes, frostings, pies, yeast breads, muffins, cobblers, quiches, rolls, as well as a special section of cake mix recipes. You'll find lists and explanations of basic ingredients, essential equipment, and other helpful kitchen gear. Definitions of baking terms and easy--to--understand explanations of baking techniques will have you baking like a pro in no time. Check out the great ideas for special--occasion goodies and stylish ways to present your baked goods to family and friends. Recipes include: Classic Pound Cake; Cherry Crumb Pie; Gingersnaps; Peanut Butter Cookies; Blueberry Muffins; Basic White Buttermilk Bread; Pizza Dough; and much more!