Can you pass this ultimate cake quiz?

 

There are several mental faculties that IQ tests can measure; including logic, abstract reasoning, learning ability and working-memory capacity. But all these tests do not work well, when one needs to measure the ability of making judgements in real-life situations. One of the primary reason behind the test’s incapacitation to do so is that they don’t have the ability to assess certain things like a a person’s ability to critically weigh up information, or whether an individual can override the intuitive cognitive biases that lead us astray.

There is plenty of rational thinking that we engage in every day in every little task we do be it deciding what to decide or what to wear tor how to go about dealing with a difficult client at work. In order to survive in a complex world like today’s; one one to be efficient at this rational thinking. And despite the necessity the tests which measure people’s cognitive abilities do not tap into that. It is believed that a high IQ isn’t everything. David Perkins who studies thinking and reasoning skills at Harvard Graduate School of Education in Cambridge, Massachusetts, describes IQ as height in a basket ball player. As there is a lot more to a basketball player than just being tall.

“Mrs Forrester … sat in state, pretending not to know what cakes were sent up, though she knew, and we knew, and she knew that we knew, and we knew that she knew that we knew, she had been busy all the morning making tea-bread and sponge-cakes.”
― Elizabeth Gaskell, Cranford

“Whether you’re a bride or a birthday boy, your options are much the same. Cake comes in chocolate, yellow, or white. Frosting comes in chocolate or vanilla buttercream, or you can opt for whipped cream. Fillings are either chocolate or vanilla custard, fresh bananas, or strawberries or raspberries in season. For birthday cakes, you can have either flowers or balloons in your choice of colors. For wedding cakes, you can add either fondant or marzipan covering, or either smooth or basket-weave buttercream, in white or ivory, with either pearl-like dots or ribbony swags made of frosting, and fondant faux flowers are extra.”
― Stacey Ballis, Wedding Girl

“I’ve been developing killer updated versions of things like Black Forest cake, now with bittersweet devil’s food cake, a dried-cherry conserve, and whipped vanilla creme fraiche. I’ve perfected a new carrot cake, adding candied chunks of parsnips and rum-soaked golden raisins to the cake and mascarpone to the frosting. And my cheeky take on homemade Pop-Tarts will be available in three flavors- blueberry, strawberry, and peanut butter and jelly- and I’ve even ordered fun little silver Mylar bags to pack them in.”
― Stacey Ballis, Wedding Girl

“I was thrown together with Florence, or ‘Florawns’ as she was called, a pert girl of nineteen who worked in our kitchen and was sent out to help me. First, I followed her to a butcher where fat sausages hung from the ceiling like aldermen’s chains, and I could choose the best of plump ducks, sides of beef, and chops standing guard like sentries on parade. Once the deal was done Florence paid him, gave me a wink and cast a trickle of coins into her apron pocket. So it seemed that serving girls will pay themselves the whole world over.
The size of the Paris market made Covent Garden look like a tinker’s tray. And I never before saw such neatness; the cakes arranged in pinks and yellows and greens like an embroidery, and the cheeses even prettier, some as tiny as thimbles and others great solid cartwheels. As for the King Cakes the French made for Twelfth Night, the scents of almond and caramelled sugar were to me far sweeter than any perfumed waters.”
― Martine Bailey, An Appetite for Violets


“Start the Quiz”

  • Question of

    Which member of the royal family was the first to have white icing on their wedding cake?

    • Queen Elizabeth I
    • Anne Boleyn
    • Queen Victoria
    • Queen Elizabeth II
  • Question of

    How much does the UK spend on cake every year?

    • £150,000
    • £5 million
    • £1.2 billion
    • £2.5 billion
  • Question of

    Patrick Bertoletti holds the world record for eating the most cupcakes in six minutes. How many did he have?

    • 6
    • 18
    • 54
    • 72
  • Question of

    Are Jaffa Cakes biscuits or cakes?

    • Cakes
    • Biscuits
  • Question of

    On which date does the USA celebrate National Cake Day?

    • 18th April
    • 1st June
    • 26th November
    • 24th December
  • Question of

    Which Great British Bake Off contestant threw their Baked Alaska in the bin after it had been left out of the freezer?

    • Edd Kimber
    • Nadiya Hussain
    • Iain Watters
    • Candice Brown
  • Question of

    How did cupcakes get their name?

    • In honour of its inventor, Keith Cupp
    • Because they were served with a cup of tea
    • Because they were originally baked in cups
    • They just happened to be the size of a cup
  • Question of

    Cake comes from the Old Norse word

    • True
    • False
  • Question of

    When making cakes, what did people use before whisks were invented?

    • Their bare hands
    • A bundle of twigs
    • A cat’s paw
    • A pen

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