Following on from the bestselling Complete Step-by-Step Baking Cookbook, this is the ultimate recipe collection for cakes and desserts enthusiasts - including classic puddings, pies, cakes, mousses and all manner of sweet treats. A useful preliminary section on Baking Basics covers essential ingredients, equipment and utensils, techniques, including working with chocolate and caramel, basic recipes for pastry, batters, meringues, fruit and icings, and culinary terms explained. Try your hand at recipes from a selection of categories: Puddings, Pies & Tarts; Everyday Desserts & Cakes; Special, Exotic or Creamy Concoctions; and Sweet Bites for After Dinner. There are also handy difficulty ratings for each recipe. From Apple Pie to Chocolate & Coconut Cake to Creme Brulee with Sugared Raspberries, friends and family will be putty in your hands.