Once you know the rules or techniques of any subject you can break them, or adapt them to your requirements. It’s with this in mind that I have created the posts below. I want to understand what techniques to use when baking a cake for example. I also want to understand the ‘why’, not just the ‘how’. How to make a Madeira cake is one question, but why does a Madeira cake have more flour in it than a Victoria sponge and what impact does this have on the final cake is the type of question I answer in the posts below.