Monday, November 9, 2009

Bake Me a Cake

There are some people in the world to whom you can say that phrase, thank goodness. The delicious response to such a request might come enrobed in chocolate or slathered with buttercream.

What would be a better gift for those gifted bakers in your life than a most useful tool? I'm talking about this digital scale measuring cup. You see, unlike the sloppiness of other cooking, baking is chemistry, and is heavily reliant upon exact measures. Exact, in baking terms anyway, means by weight, not by volume. Luckily, this ultra fancy cup calculates both wet and dry ingredients according to weight and volume. The little LCD screen on the handle displays measurements in ounces, pounds and grams, and automatically converts into volume measurements as well. The baker can even layer ingredients in the cup, measuring all the way up to four cups or 6.6 pounds of ingredients. It's genius, and is a real multi-tasker too.

Just don't throw it in the dishwasher, or the lithium battery will go kaput. And please excuse the dubious liquid being measured in the picture (I have no idea what that is, nor do I care to hazard a guess). Find this most excellent cup at

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