Beatrix Bakes embraces the unparalleled joys of baking seasonally and creatively. It invites you to choose your own adventure - with seasonal mix-and-match alternatives given for each recipe. Its more than 70 recipes are inspired by classics the world over, but offer new takes on these. The book teaches you that - once they get the foundations right - the truest magic will come from a willingness to play and add your own twists. The recipes (and engaging, instructive conversation) are all beautifully photographed and are divided across eight chapters: Doughs, pastries & crusts; Tarts, pies, a crostata & a galette; The cake list; One in the hand; Yeasted bakes; Fruit-full; Creams, custards, fillings, glazes and buttercreams; and Finishing touches. Peppered throughout are infographics, offering readers a visual (pie chart) guide to following their baking hearts, and adaptations for each recipes. For example, The Cheesecake (That You Will Love The Most) presents options for a crumb base, a bought biscuit base, no base, a sponge base and a failed cookie base! And from there, ideas for toppings from sour cream, to crumb, to fruit bits. Beatrix Bakes will guide anyone who loves the adventure of baking to perfect their skills and break the baking mould.