'Bake It to the Limit' is sure to be the hot, new dessert cookbook. This full-color photographic cookbook includes rich and decadent desserts that anyone can make, following Dede Wilson's carefully prepared recipes. Not satisfied with recipes that just taste good, she offers spectacular, Bake It to the Limit variations that will really impress. Some of the variations are easy-sprinkling gold leaf flakes over a cake, sandwiching ice cream between two cookies and dunking it in chocolate ganache, or using cookie cutters to create fun shapes. Others are a little more elaborate, but worth the effort-marzipan or chocolate roses, crystallized flowers, flavored buttercream frostings, solid chocolate serving bowls, and piping fruit or chocolate sauces over desserts in decorative ways. Wilson explains all of the techniques in detail, and the gorgeous photographs show you the finished product. A professional baker and wedding cake designer, Wilson includes all the basics you need to get started; tips on working with chocolate and other finicky ingredients, plating techniques, essential kitchen tools, and pantry staples for whipping up a dessert on short notice. With chapters on brownies and bars, breakfast treats and snacks, mousses and puddings, ice creams, cookies, pies and tarts, cakes and more, this is a book that dessert lovers will turn to again and again.