Tag - cake

top view of mirror glaze on torta setteveli

Why a mirror glaze is so shiny

By making my first ever mirror glaze in late 2018, I’ve probably come way too late to the party. Mirror glazes were quite the hype on social media back in 2016,. It seems that has calmed down a bit, but they...

Victoria sandwich with cranberry jam and icing sugar

Victoria sandwich – History & science of a cake

The Victoria sandwich is one of those bakes with a very rich history to it. It is believed to have been (one of) Queen Victoria’s favorite cake(s). It is a round cake of two layers with jam in the middle. As is...

Genoise cake with jam, nutella and cream

Genoise cake – A baking guide by unravelling its science

Back in the days, before they had access to baking powder and baking soda, bakers had to be a bit more creative in how they were going to create light airy cakes and sponges. They couldn’t use the chemical...

Kugelhopf cake

Yeast-leavened cakes – Another way to create air

We’ve been making bread for thousands of years, using flour, water and in a lot of cases yeast. Yeast is what makes our breads light and fluffy, by producing carbon dioxide gas bubbles to make the dough rise...

hazelnut crumble bundt cake

Why & how sour cream is used in cakes – Sour cream science

We’ve discussed why you would use zucchini or carrots¬†(even purple ones!) in a cake as well as how you can use corn starch powder instead of eggs. Of course there’s plenty more interesting variations to...

peanut butter brownie

Peanut butter brownies with cocoa powder

Seeing the huge number of peanut butter chocolate recipes on the internet, it just has to be a good combination. In cooking shows on tv a chocolate peanut butter dessert can give you raving reviews and even Chef Watson...