I'm not a natural at baking but really feel I ought to make DS's first birthday cake myself. I was looking at the Mumsnet Yellow Cake recipe which looks simple enough except it doesn't have any weights or measures.
It says one cup of this, 2 of the other etc. Does it matter how big the cup is, as long as I use the same one for each ingredient? Or is there a fixed size of cup?
One cup is 16 tablespoons (so 1/4 of a cup is 4 tablespoons) - you can pour 16 tablespoons of water/flour/anything into an old plastic bottle and draw a line around the outside - then you have a cup measurer!
Or yes, you can use any size cup/container as long as you use the same one for all ingredients - unless one ingredient is measured differently, e.g. in teaspoons or grams or ml. Does that make sense?