Find the best baking lessons, classes, and instructors at HeyKiki and learn how to bake. Baking is the technique of cooking food using dry heat, usually using an oven. Generally, a recipe must be followed in order to successfully produce baked goods. Baked goods include bread, cakes,cupcakes, pies, quiches, other pastries and desserts, casseroles, meat dishes, and some snack foods such as pretzels and potato chips. Stores that make and sell baked goods are called bakeries.