The science of baking

Science and baking have many similarities. You have a method or recipe to follow, requiring attention to detail and a high level of precision. Β It is strange then, that despite my clumsiness and my messy, relaxed attitude to work and cooking, that I have such a love of baking and have spent 6 years of my life studying and working in science.

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70 responses to “The science of baking

  1. WOW! Not only do those look delicious, the photographs are GREAT! Excellent post!

  2. Your chocolate coating looks so smooth and professional! I’ve been wanting to try a cake pop because it seems like they’re everywhere (and I love the idea of a little cake on a stick!), but I have yet to make them. Thanks for reminding me I should try them out soon!

  3. these look heavenly! :O

  4. Love this idea! My baking skills are still being tweaked and after two failed attempts at the perfect chocolate cake this week, it’s nice to see a successful venture in home bakery!

  5. I’ve tried the cakepops and although everyone raved about them. I had such a hard time keeping the balls on the sticks.. any tips? I tried dipping the stick in the chocolate first but that didn’t seem to help much either.

  6. i LOVE this. I have just recently fell in love with baking, and will definitely add this to my growing list of things to try.

  7. This is really a great idea…we will definitely have to give this a try!

  8. Emm

    Oh my goodness, they looks absolutely devine!!! I am so jealous of those who got to eat them!!!!
    And I must say your decorating face is beautiful haha πŸ™‚ so so lovely


  9. Lulu

    I love chocolate!
    and I like your blog
    I think cooking skill is gained through a lot of experiences.
    I know many people who claimed that they were not good at cooking before, but now they are! “it’s just a matter of practice.”
    Thanks for sharing the nice blog!
    hmm can I order some chocolate like in the pic?:P

  10. looks delious!! i might have to try these with the kids i am a nanny too!! thank for the idea!!

  11. Delicious cookies

  12. Chika

    That is SO cute! Wish I could make it!!!
    Looks absolutely amazing : D

  13. squirrelsloveacorns

    I love it! Looks so delicious!

  14. One word, or maybe it’s a sound…


  15. I wish I could bake like You! It looks beautiful and tasty. Real art in kitchen.

  16. Yummy…
    The recipies look too tempting…

  17. Sasha Link

    Beautiful and Tasty-Looking!

  18. I love this – thanks for the inspiration!

  19. Love the cake pops and the pictures. πŸ™‚ They are sooo super adorable. Look forward to seeing more of your creations. And by the way, you are cute like your cake pops!

  20. These look tasty. My daughter’s first birthday is coming up this July, these might be the favors! Thanks for the idea πŸ™‚

  21. This is fantastic! My daughter has a master’s in science (physics) and she looooves to bake. She thinks cookies should be an official food group. I have often heard her say “baking is science!” So now she has a link to your blog on her FB wall:)

  22. Sheila

    Velta and I want some! Please send immediately. We want some for breakfast. Love, Mum n P.S. Grandmom wants some, too!!

  23. Very pretty! πŸ˜€ I think I’ll have cake for breakfast!

  24. zoe teasey

    our little master chef!!! Such a talented little button. xx

  25. Bunty

    Wow they look fabulous,you will be able to make them for your patients.

  26. Ashe Clayton

    I was lucky enough to eat the CAKEPOPS and the memory will stay with me forever. Delish Jazzie! xxx

  27. they look cute, can i change to stawberry?

  28. Leisa

    Can’t believe I missed out on this…..Absolutely amazing blog Jazzie and the photos too. You and Kris are so talented xxx

  29. Hey, this is great!
    When is the book coming out.
    I want it!!!

  30. so so so cute! I will definitely be trying these ones πŸ™‚

  31. Holy cow, this is incredible! I’ve never heard of cake pops before and was surfing for something ‘different’ to make this weekend. Thanks for the solution! Can’t wait to try this out! πŸ™‚

  32. Baking is an old old art of making food nice and deserving for taste.

    Can you bake then cook without a mold. I don’t think so. They goes together.

  33. Kolush


  34. I agree,the pictures are wonderful, and the treats look delicious. Thanks for sharing these.

  35. Brilliant!!! I love the idea! I’m sure kids will love them!

  36. minxinblack

    oh heart! those cake balls are so lovely!!

  37. Haha how did I guess this was what you were making??…. πŸ˜›

    And wow, that girl totally ripped off my dreamcatcher earrings! (I kind of stole the idea off a friend anyway… hehe).

  38. CG

    What a fantastic post! I’m really into baking myself, but I do say they look absolutely delicious! Can’t wait to give them a go!

  39. lovely post and a great job you did. nice pictures…

  40. I’m hungry now!

  41. you are amazing…….and such a neat cook in both senses of the word! πŸ™‚

  42. I especially love the shocking pink bow and the note!! Wish I was a fraction as creative as you are πŸ™‚

  43. DreamTraders

    I was drooling half way through the post. Nice work! XD

  44. They look delicious and so professional! I’m heading for the kitchen now…

  45. they look amazing! fabulous photographs, creative post!

  46. i love ur cake pops, i ate all the left over ones on monday morning… great hangover food.. πŸ˜‰ u r the most talented wonderful person i know… i love u jazzie fizzle

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  48. Songbird

    What a fabulous idea- they even look so cute! And I LOVE raspberries… this is fab!

  49. WHOA!!! You put together one heck of a post! Ive actually never seen a cake pop before!!! I love it!
    Cant wait to try this.
    Thanks for sharing!

  50. ridiculousawesome

    I like your blog a lot. You have great recipes. We at Nacho Donut are considering changing the dough to nut ratio.

  51. Congratulations on being Freshly Pressed!

    Thanks for the inspiration to try a new dessert treat, they look fantastic!

  52. Nice pics, I love making cake balls as well soaked in a flavored syrup and then coated in chocolate like your pops.

  53. On public television in the USA, we have a show called “America’s test kitchen”. They take an almost scientific approach to cooking – testing different techniques and recipes and then explaining which one worked best and why. Rather fascinating.

  54. Oooh, these look fantastic!

  55. These looks awesome, really great!

  56. I’m with you…Bakerella has mad skills. Skills that I will never be able to replicate. But making the cakeballs is an experience everyone should attempt once. πŸ™‚ These look fantastic! So glad they worked out so well.

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  58. Those are beautiful! I wish I could cook like you. Thanks for posting.

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