In an interview with Hello! Magazine, GBBO judge Prue Leith talked about the friendships from the show, her husband John, her opinions on food, and most importantly, the secrets and hacks for baking a perfect cake. She says that the most important thing when baking a cake is to measure and weigh every single ingredient and follow the recipe to a T, which means that we have to be absolutely precise and accurate (via Writing Explained). In the world of baking, there’s no room for cheating or making up your own rules as you bake. Baking is closer to science than jazz.
Leith claims that a good set of kitchen scales will make the absolute difference between an “okay cake and a beautiful one.” If you mix up all of the ingredients randomly, put them in the machine, and expect to win the GBBO, think twice: the chances are that it will turn out okay, but the cake won’t be as beautiful as it needs to be. So the next time you’re baking a cake and want the best results, make sure to get your kitchen scales out and measure each ingredient precisely if you want your friends and family to be impressed with your baking skills.