Bake Vs Cook

Decorating By southaustingirl Updated 22 May 2009 , 3:55pm by Stephi1

southaustingirl Posted 22 May 2009 , 3:12am
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Is it just me or do you also cringe when someone asks you, "How long do you cook a cake?" Don't you bake a cake? Cooking is what is done on top of the stove....baking takes place in an oven.

Am I just too picky?

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PinkZiab Posted 22 May 2009 , 3:23am
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Cooking is, technically, still correct. Cooking is preparing food for consumption, especially by means of heat. Baking is simply a dry heat method of cooking.

I mean I get what you're saying, it's one of those things that might get on your nerves, but it's not incorrect.

Ruth0209 Posted 22 May 2009 , 3:40am
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I think it sounds goofy, too. I just assume they don't know the first thing about baking.

I also think it's very funny that so many people assume I love to cook just because I love to bake. I HATE cooking meals. After over 30 years of cooking dinner for my family, I am SO over it. I'd eat a bowl of cereal every night if I had my way!

Cakepro Posted 22 May 2009 , 3:42am
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Originally Posted by southaustingirl

Is it just me or do you also cringe when someone asks you, "How long do you cook a cake?" Don't you bake a cake? Cooking is what is done on top of the stove....baking takes place in an oven.

Am I just too picky?




Yes, it gets on my nerves in a big way. icon_biggrin.gif

JanH Posted 22 May 2009 , 4:00am
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Yes, because I'm a baker not a cooker. icon_lol.gif

sarahpierce Posted 22 May 2009 , 3:29pm
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My son told me that I'm a beautiful cooker icon_biggrin.gif

PinkZiab- I have learned so much from your vast knowledge of the science of food. Thank you. I always enjoy your posts icon_smile.gif

I actually don't enjoy baking at all. I'm a looky-lou and I need instant gradification. I do love to cook though and prepare meals. And lucky for my family I'm good at it icon_lol.gif .

cocobean Posted 22 May 2009 , 3:45pm
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I have a hard time when someone thinks I like to cook also. I like to bake cakes. I don't like cooking dinner so much. I especially don't like the smell of cooking dinner, on my clothes. I even have to put a roast in a crock pot and plug it in outside so the house doesn't smell like meat and onoins for two days! Now, I don't mind smelling like chocolate cake or vanilla. That smells great! O.K. one more thing kind of bothers me. My sister sometimes calls me a baker. "My sister the baker". That implies to me that I bake bread. icon_confused.gif I like the words bakery and pastry but not baker. But I guess I can't be called a pastry chef because I didn't go to school for that and I can't be called a bakery because I don't own a shop. icon_rolleyes.gif How about "My sister makes custom cakes". I like that!

Stephi1 Posted 22 May 2009 , 3:55pm
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It's strange - I was just thinking the same thing yesterday. I have always hated when people say cook instead of bake!!

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