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Popular Kitchen: Pies & Cakes


Popular Kitchen: Pies & Cakes
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Sweet Teeth Wanted
Why do we love baking pies and cakes so much? One core reason: It’s fun. After stressful days at the office and the pressures of modern life, there’s nothing more relaxing and enjoyable than burying your hands in flour and creating something delicious. Remember to always keep this "fun factor” of baking. Don’t get obsessed with a perfect end result. Rather, relish the baking process, and embrace a sprinkle of serendipity along the way.

You’ll see tips like these and many others in the pages of Pies & Cakes™, the sixth issue of the Popular Kitchen Series.

What You’ll Find
Pie- and Cake-making Basics: From baking techniques to essential ingredients and equipment, we’ve broken down the pie- and cake-making process into a simple instructional for beginners and experts.

Over 50 Recipes: We’ve provided easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions and full-color photos for each recipe. Enjoy making easy cakes, bundt and molded cakes, layer cakes, cupcakes, fruit pies, nut pies, cobblers, tarts and more.

And Much More: Tips for baking with kids, equipment and ingredient suggestions, pie-dough-making instructions—it’s all here. Pies & Cakes™ is an all-encompassing guide to the world of pie- and cake-making. This Magabook® (magazine-book) is an essential resource for every dessert enthusiast.


Techniques & Tips
Here’s a rundown of the basic baking steps from start to finish.
By Lisa Kivirist

The Right Stuff
The best ingredients will lead to success in the kitchen.
By Kristina Mercedes Urquhart

Equipped to Whip
Outfit your kitchen with these necessary baking tools.
By Kristina Mercedes Urquhart

Easy, Everyday Cakes
Recipes for pound cake, butter cake, flourless chocolate cake, and more
By Amy Grisak

Bundt & Molded Cakes
Recipes for bundt cake and fruitful angel food cake
By Megan Smith

Loaf Cakes
Recipes for orange chai yogurt loaf cake and pineapple pound cake
By Megan Smith

Fancy & Festive Cakes
Recipes for mocha chiffon cake, lemon-berry roulade, caramelized pear-almond upside-down cake, and more
By Monette Satterfield

Layer Cakes
Recipes for yellow cake with chocolate frosting, red velvet cake with cream cheese frosting, and more
By Rhoda Peacher

Cupcakes & Cake Pops
Recipes for chocolate raspberry cake pops, rhubarb buttermilk cupcakes, and more
By Patricia Lehnhardt

Finishing Touches
Icings, frostings and sauces add a little something extra to almost any pie or cake.
By Sarah Lambert

Icebox Pies
Recipes for no-bake cheesecake with berries and chocolate cream pie
By Lindsay Evans

Another Piece of the Pie
Follow these tips and recipes for dependable dough-making.
By Sharon Kebschull Barrett

Fruit & Nut Pies
Recipes for apple-raisin pie, cherry pie, pecan pie, and more
By September B. Morn

Cream & Custard Pies
Recipes for pina colada cream pie, pumpkin chiffon pie, lemon meringue pie, strawberry swirl cheesecake, and more
By September B. Morn

Crisps, Cobblers & Crumbles
Recipes for peach cobbler, cherry almond crisp, and more
By Patricia Lehnhardt

Recipes for mixed-berry galette, pear frangipane tart, apple-walnut hand pies, and more
By Patricia Lehnhardt

Kid-friendly Pies & Cakes
Recipes for banana split cupcakes, triple strawberry shortcake, and more
By Megan Smith

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