A WOMAN baking a cake using a recipe she found online cannot understand why Americans think a ‘cup’ is a rational unit of measurement.
Lucy Parry embarked confidently on what appeared to be a simple chocolate cake before coming across the part where she is expected to know how much a ‘cup’ is.
Parry said: “What do they mean by it? I’ve got multiple sizes of cup in my house, from massive mugs down to teeny cups for espresso.
“Are all American cups the same size? If so they must have huge cups, judging by their general approach to portion sizes. Does that mean their teaspoons are supersized too? Should I use a tablespoon?
“Honestly, it’s a shitshow. Far be it from me to criticise another culture, but what the hell is up with them if they can’t measure things with numbers?
“Did I make the cake? No. I bought one and kept my cups for tea, like a normal person.”