What are the baking basics? Flour, sugar, and ... chemistry. As this blog post reminds readers, "baking is a science." The "step-by-step illustrated guide" walks users through the scientific processes involved in creating a cake. First, butter and sugar get creamed together. Here, air particles play an important role in creating the ideal texture. Later on, the interaction of leavening agents and heat makes baked goods rise. Finally, chemical reactions between ingredients lead to a browned color. The result is the tastiest scientific experiment of all: a piece of cake. Of course, this write-up is just a summary of the complete steps, so readers should click the link above for more (plus some cool graphics). This article is available on pepper.ph, a food-based media outlet in the Philippines "on a mission to empower and entertain young folks in their kitchen, no matter how small."