Maker Comics: Bake Like a Pro! (Paperback)
Maker Comics is the ultimate DIY guide. Inside this graphic novel you will find illustrated instructions for eight tasty treats!
Today is the first day of Sage’s magical internship! Her fellow wizards-in-training get to study pyromancy and transfiguration, but Sage has been assigned an internship in...baking? She doesn’t think that sounds fun, or particularly magical! But her instructor, Korian, insists that baking is a tasty form of alchemy. In an enchanted kitchen where the ingredients insist that you eat them, Sage learns the simple science behind baking—and that’s the best kind of magic trick!
In Bake Like a Pro!, you’ll learn how different combination of proteins, fats, and liquids will result in textures that lend themselves to perfect pies, breads, cookies, and more! Follow these simple recipes, and you’ll be able to bake a pizza and frost a cake—no magic necessary!
Follow the easy step-by-step instructions and you can make:
Chocolate chip cookies
Sponge cake with Swiss buttercream frosting
Lemon meringue pie
About the Author
Falynn Koch can be an illustrator, comic book artist, or storyteller, depending on when you ask. Born in Buffalo, NY, she then went everywhere, near and far, and wound up in Philadelphia, PA with her two dogs and fiancee. Falynn once owned a food truck, is fascinated by germs and microbes, and has drunk mountain water with life enhancing properties (so the locals told her) on three different continents, and hasn't died from it yet! She graduated with a degree in Sequential Art from SCAD, and Science Comics: Bats is her first graphic novel with First Second. Her favorite things to draw are illogical mythological creatures.
"[I] was surprised by how much I learned and how much fun I had while doing it... Bake Like A Pro! strikes a balance in presenting us with enough of the science behind baking without having it feel overwhelming." —The Beat
"Offering challenging but realistically doable projects and specific explanations of background chemical and physical principles, these engaging guides will leave no wrench or spatula safe from middle and high school students (not to mention more intrepid grade schoolers)." —School Library Journal
"Koch delivers charmingly even as she illustrates loads of baking procedures and anthropomorphized ingredients clearly and specifically." —Booklist