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Become a Star Baker

Baking is pure, edible kitchen joy. If you're an enthusiastic new baker – or an old hand – the books in this collection, including one from 'Great British Bake Off' judge Prue Leith and another from GBBO finalist Ruth Clemens, will arm you with the skills and knowledge you need to raise (or perfect) your baking game.

Prue

Prue

By Prue Leith

Chef, teacher, novelist, food writer and campaigner – and 'Great British Bake Off' judge... Prue Leith’s life in food is prolific and many-faceted. This collection of recipes could be summed up as Prue’s lifetime of good food, with recipes for dishes that “smell wonderful, look wonderful, and taste wonderful,” as she puts it.

The Pink Whisk Guide to Cake Making

The Pink Whisk Guide to Cake Making

By Ruth Clemens

Great British Bake Off' finalist Ruth Clemens shows, through clear step-by-step photography, how to bake successfully using the whisking method, whatever the occasion. Each recipe is detailed with the whisking technique, hints, timings, shortcuts and cheats, plus all the essential information needed for you to maximize your creativity.

The Baking Bible

The Baking Bible

By Rose Levy Beranbaum

Perfect classic pastries, pies and more, and master novel confections such as Pink Pearl Lady Cake and Chocolate Cuddle Cake with award-winning, veteran author and queen of sweets, Rose Levy Beranbaum. This best-selling comprehensive and reliable guide contains everything (literally) you need to become a confident baker from easy-to-follow instructions to Golden Rules and Highlights for Success.

Bake and Decorate

Bake and Decorate

By Fiona Cairns

British baker Fiona Cairns is no stranger to celebrity; she baked the cake for the wedding of Prince William and Katherine Middleton in 2011, and her clients range “from rock stars to royalty.” Keen decorators will be delighted with cake designs for the likes of Alice’s Teapot, Football Boots, and more (and yes, there are simpler recipes, too).

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Fiona Cairns

Fiona Cairns

Perhaps best known as the creator of Prince William and Katherine Middleton’s 2011 wedding cake, Cairns is a formidably knowledgeable baker and cake designer (she first trained as a graphic artist). She is author of three books including ‘The Birthday Cake Book’ and ‘Bake and Decorate,’ both on ckbk.

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Kate McMillan

Kate McMillan

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