Baking expertise explained, one step at a time. The latest installment from the bestselling Show Me How authors comes Bake! The Quick-Look Cookbook. This concise, step-by-step guide is your easy-to-follow roadmap for mastering baking. Comprised of 400 baking techniques and recipes, all depicted in clear, step-by-step illustrations, Bake! is your foolproof guide to baking. This entertainment and educational quick-reference book is the best resource for both novice and advanced bakers alike. Beginner From pantry necessities to how to prepare cake batter and how to make flaky pastry dough, you'll find everything you need to get going. Intermediate Between how to ice a perfectly smooth cake, make chocolate mint leaves, design chocolate lace, stencil with sugar and prepare vanilla sauce, your treats will be looking professional in no time. Advanced Make a lemon tart, bake a cheesecake, make apple crumble or try your hand at lemon curd. Find more technical yet attainable recipes you used to think were too difficult to master. Try advanced techniques, discover new recipes and become the great baker you've always wanted to be, one step at a time.