This light-hearted book is for readers who think the closest they're going to get to home-baked goods is to visit their local bakery. Not only does this book feature 100 recipes on cakes, pies, cookies, brownies, breads, muffins, pizzas, and quiches but it also offers preparation tips and other hands-on information. Readers will find the answers to the most common questions: 'How do you separate eggs?' or 'What's the best way to melt chocolate?' Features step-by-step guidelines on making pie crusts, pastry dough, kneading and mixing breads, frosting cakes beautifully, and more. Also contains a special trouble shooting section for mishaps.