Lucy Young provides expert advice on everything you need to know to become a better baker. This handy reference will show you how to make the perfect cake and includes a q&a solving the most frequently asked baking problems. Incorporating a wide range of recipes from luxurious sponge cakes to healthy fruit bars there are even recipes ideal for baking with children. It features advice on: making the most of your ingredients; the best cooking times and temperatures for light fluffy sponges every time; avoiding and solving common problems, such as flat or stodgy texture; basic, foolproof recipes that always work; storage tips to make cakes last longer; and decorating and icing for lovely finishing flourishes. "Tips for Better Baking" is packed with top tips, insider knowledge and recipe ideas - there is something for everyone from the keen baker, to the complete beginner.