The ultimate step-by-step, fully illustrated guide to baking perfection Baking is a hugely rewarding pastime, and this book will take you through every step of the process, from lining the tin to creating an ornate wedding cake. Multi-award winner and professional baker Mich Turner MBE offers indispensible lessons and a wealth of insider tips and knowledge. All of Mich ‘s expert instructions are accompanied by 1,000s of photographs showing you each step of the process – including tips on what not to do and how to avoid common baking mistakes. Making and Baking Cakes takes you through the ingredients, preparation and different cake baking methods to achieve different results, including tips for identifying and fixing baking pitfalls. Putting it All Together offers a wealth of choices for fillings, toppings, coverings and assembly. Explore the best combinations from purees to honeycomb, ganache to meringue. Learn how to handle marzipan and sugar paste with confidence and how to stack tiered cakes. Decorating: Mich takes you through the whole process from the basics, such as making the piping bag and producing straight lines, before building confidence with delicate effects such as lace, hand lettering and quilting, to tutorials on creating a selection of hand-moulded flowers, butterflies and intricate hand painting. Whether you are baking for an afternoon tea, a birthday party or a lavish celebration, Mich Turner’s Cake School will provide all you need to know to become a master cake maker.