The Big, Fun Kids Baking Book (Food Network Magazine's Kids Cookbooks)

The New York Times Best Seller! The ultimate kids' cookbook for beginner bakers, from the editors of America's #1 food magazine and bestselling authors of The Big, Fun Kids Cookbook. This collection is packed with tons of recipes for easy sweets and treats, designed with young cooks in mind and triple tested by the chefs in Food Network Kitchen. Kids will get all the info they need to make their favorite desserts: muffins and quick breads, brownies and bars, cookies, cupcakes, sheet cakes, and more. The recipes are simple to follow and totally foolproof, and each one comes with a color photo and pro tips to help junior chefs get started in the kitchen. Inside you'll find: - 110+ delicious recipes - Fun food trivia - A visual recipe index with a photo of every recipe - Choose-your-own adventure recipes (such as design-your-own Whoopie Pies and Banana Bread) - Crowd-pleasers like Red Velvet Brownies, Pumpkin Spice Chocolate Chip Cookies, Mini PB & Chocolate Cupcakes, Chocolate Candy Bar Layer Cake, and more! - Fun food crafts such as cookie puzzle pieces and DIY sprinkles - Amazing fake-out cakes including spaghetti and meatballs, a taco, and a pineapple - Bonus food-themed activity pages with word scrambles, spot-the-difference photo games, and more - Lay-flat binding and a heavy paper stock that will stand up to frequent use

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School Library Journal

Gr 3-7—This title is formatted much like the monthly Food Network Magazine. Tempting photos and clean layouts draw readers in to the book. Sections include muffins and quick breads, brownies and bars, cupcakes, cookies, and cakes. The most innovative section is the "Fake-Out Cakes." These cakes are made to look like other food items (the Grilled Cheese Cake presentation is amazing!) and aficionados of Kids Baking Championship on the Food Network will recognize this concept from a popular challenge on the show. All of the recipes are simple to follow, require basic kitchen equipment, and easy-to-find ingredients. The recipes are pretty standard fare, though a few are original, like Milk and Cookies Cupcakes. The tone of the book is geared toward beginner to intermediate bakers. The back matter features tips and tricks, as well as coloring pages and games. A complete index of all recipes is helpful. VERDICT Recommended for purchase. This title would be great for families who bake as a hobby, or for a scout troop to use for projects.—Jami Livingston, Adair Cty. P.L., Kirksville, MO

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Review quotes

"This book is a must-have for all the bakers out there! It's filled with so many fun ideas, tasty recipes and my favorite—tons of sprinkles!"
—Natasha Jiwani, Food Network's Kids Baking Championship Winner Season 5

"I love it when cookbooks are created just for kids! 'Adult' cookbooks can be intimidating, and kids may be nervous to start baking, but this book allows them to jump in and be creative."
—Trevin Alford, Food Network's Kids Baking Championship Winner Season 7

"Y'all, go try out some of these new recipes and make sure to share your treats with friends! These desserts are great for any occasion!"
—Graysen Pinder, Food Network's Kids Baking Championship Winner Season 8

"The clean, colorful graphics and easy-to-flip spiral binding are clearly designed with beginner skills and small hands in mind. But many of the recipes include flavors sophisticated enough to appeal to their sweet-toothed elders as well, such as Cherry-Pistachio Muffins, Tres Leches Cake with Mango, and the hard-to-stop-eating Triple Chocolate-Hazelnut Cookies....To ramp up the fun, there are instructions for creating new frosting colors, for dipping cupcakes in chocolate shell topping and decorating with colored sprinkles to resemble an ice cream cone, and making an edible jigsaw puzzle of sugar cookies. Trivia tidbits, culinary-themed guessing games, and pop quizzes throughout keep the brain busy while waiting for the timer to go off."
—Susan Puckett, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

"Tempting photos and clean layouts draw readers into the book....VERDICT Recommended for purchase. This title would be great for families who bake as a hobby, or for a scout troop to use for projects."
—School Library Journal

Lexile Measure
Guided Reading Level
Publication date
July 20, 2021
Food Network Magazine's Kids Cookbooks

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