Nothing says celebrate more than a cake. Single layer or multi-tiered, iced or plain, cakes can be the centerpiece of life's milestones, an everyday snack or a special dessert to cap off the perfect meal. The variations are limitless.


Cookies seem to be everyone's favorite. Easy to make, they fill your kitchen with an aroma that can't be beat. Big or small, thin or thick, chewy or crisp, they become even more festive when decorated.


Icings add flavor and interest to cakes and cookies. They also seal in moisture and flavor. They range from fluffy to smooth and glossy and can be colored or flavored any way you'd like.


Bar cookie recipes are basic, but not bland or boring and are always filled with taste. Some bar cookies are fancy, many-layered affairs, while others, like the various kinds of brownies, are simple to make and perfect for casual gatherings.


Any sweet at the end of the meal is tempting, but treats presented in special ways become irresistible desserts.

Other Recipes

While cakes and desserts are the centerpiece of many celebrations, other distinctive foods on the menu add a special touch to the festivities.

The Public Television cake decorating show providing easy projects for special celebrations. Not intended to replace instructional classes.