Teen Baking Bootcamp: 60 Essential Recipes to Take You From Amateur to Pro (Paperback)
Teens, Take Over Your Kitchen!
Throw away that boxed cake mix and get ready to take your desserts to the next level with teenage baking superstar Matthew Merril. Learn all the proper techniques from a pro as Matthew shares his best baking recipes. He’ll help you avoid all the common pitfalls he made as a young baker, leading you down the easy path to self-taught baking.
Each recipe is rated on a difficulty scale so you can work your way through the book like a master baking class. Start off with Easy-Peasy Peanut Butter Cookies—a four-ingredient wonder that has reached more than 1.8 million views on Matthew’s TikTok. Then, learn how to make your own caramel from scratch to create a decadent Southern Caramel Cake, or how to use a water bath to make the perfect Very-Berry Strawberry Cheesecake. And when you’ve really built up your skills, you can master the art of the meringue with Matthew’s Food Network–Winning S’mores Macarons.
Jam-packed with 60 recipes and lots of baking secrets, you’ll have everything you need to become a teen baking prodigy!
About the Author
Matthew Merril has been featured on several Food Network series, including Kids Baking Championship, Holiday Baking Championship, Chopped Junior and Guy’s Grocery Games. Following his success on Food Network, Matthew started creating his own content on Matthew in the Kitchen, his popular cooking and baking page on TikTok, YouTube and Instagram. Matthew currently lives in Great Falls, Virginia.
“Matthew is not only a great baker but a bright and creative young man. I can’t think of anyone who could write a baking book for teens better. I can’t wait to get my copy!”
—Duff Goldman, host of Kids Baking Championship and Ace of Cakes + owner of Charm City Cakes
“Matthew makes baking easy and accessible. If you’re looking to up your baking game, this is the book for you!”
—Melissa Ben-IsHay, CEO of Baked By Melissa
“Matthew is young and hungry in the kitchen, and his recipes consistently reflect that. They’re fun, exciting and, most importantly, always DELICIOUS!”
—Nick Digiovanni, chef + content creator