The Baking Network is a great resource for professional bakers. It features classifieds, employment openings, discussion groups, and a marketplace.
Nestlé's Very Best Baking
Nestlé is a worldwide baking company, and its Web site offers recipes straight from its kitchen, as well as online chats about the art of baking.
The PastryWiz Food Resource Center
This site has all kinds of tips about decorating cakes and cookies, as well as classifieds, merchandise, and recipes.
Bathie, George. Baking for Profit: Starting a Small Bakery. Warwickshire, England: Practical Action, 2001.
An easy-to-understand guide for those who would like to work for themselves while perfecting the art of baking.
Gisslen, Wayne. Professional Baking. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley and Sons, 2000.
A comprehensive guide to baking, from flour to pastry. Contains more than 600 recipes, and devotes an entire chapter to pastries.
Reinhart, Peter, and Ron Manville. The Bread Baker's Apprentice: Mastering the Art of Extraordinary Bread. Berkeley, CA: Ten Speed Press, 2001.
In Reinhart's own words, “Mastery comes with practice.” Although the subject matter is very specific, it is still a wonderful look at the dedication and artistry of specialty baking.
Rodgers, Rick, ed. The Baker's Dozen Cookbook: Become a Better Baker with 125 Foolproof Recipes and Tried-and-True Techniques. New York, NY: William Morrow & Co., 2001.
A great guide to successful baking, complete with solid advice on how to avoid the most common pitfalls that can ruin baked goods as they are being prepared.
American Cake Decorating Magazine
P.O. Box 14268
St. Paul, MN 55114-1629
Web site: http://www.cakemag.com
A print magazine devoted to the art and science of cake decorating.
P.O. Box 190
Tillsonburg, ON N4G 2R5, Canada
A print magazine that serves as the “Voice of the Canadian Baking Industry.”
20 North Wacker Drive, Suite 1865
Chicago, IL 60606
A print magazine that covers the world of cooking and baking.
521 5th Avenue, Suite 1721
New York, NY 10175
A print magazine that tests and reviews food preparation equipment for every segment of the food service industry.
1300 East 9th Street
Cleveland, OH 44114-1503
A print magazine focusing on current issues in the baking industry.
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