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BAKING QUESTIONS

 

WHAT'S THE SIZE OF YOUR MINI CUPCAKE TIN?

 

I use a Wiltshire WonderBake 24-Cup Mini Muffin Pan 

- Cup size: 5cm in diamter at the top and 1.5cm in height.

 

My mini cupcake liners measure

2.4cm in height

3.6cm in diameter at the bottom

5 cm in diameter at the top

 

WHAT'S THE SIZE OF YOUR MINI ICE CREAM SCOOP?

 

It holds about 1 tablespoon of batter.

 

WHAT'S THE SIZE OF THE REGULAR CUPCAKE LINERS?

 

50mm diameter base

38mm height.

 

WHAT SIZE PAPERS DO YOU USE?

 

Cupcake papers are 3 inches on the top and 2 inches on the bottom and 1.5 inches in height 

 

Cupcake pans are 2.76 inches on the top and 2.17 inches in the bottom.

 

WHAT SIZE SCOOP DO YOU HAVE?

 

Large – Fits about 4 ½ tbsp

Small – Fits about 1 ¼ tbsp

 

WHAT ADVICE WOULD YOU GIVE TO PEOPLE WHO'VE NEVER BAKED AND WANT TO LEARN HOW TO BAKE?

 

  1. Have everything prepared and measured out before you start.

  2. Baking is a science. Every ingredient plays its part in the recipe. Make sure you measure accurately and use the right ingredients.

  3. Have fun and cook with love! The people eating it will know if it’s been made with love. It’s in the flavor, the details and presentation.

 

WHAT TYPE OF OVEN DO YOU USE?

 

I use a fan forced oven. I set mine at 160C (320F) 

 

I'd recomend getting an oven themometer (can be purchased online) to ensure you're baking at an accurate temperature which will yelid the best results.

 

CAN YOU CONVERT EVERYTHING TO US CUPS?

 

At this stage I’ll be keeping everything in grams as it’s easier for everyone around the world to have accurate measurements using grams. Cup measurements are different in some countries which means that some people may end up with different results. I have however included a conversion table on my website which will help you convert everything from grams into the cup the measurements of the country you’re in.

HOW DID YOU COME UP WITH THE NAME

'THE SCRAN LINE'

 

I was very briefly in the Royal Australian Navy about 4 years ago. It didn’t work out, so I discharged and decided to study cookery out of the navy.

 

The royal Australian navy (as well as most militaries around the world) has it’s own terminology for things. The hall that you go to eat in is called a ‘Mess’ Food is called ‘Scran’ and when you stand in line to be served you stand in ‘The Scran Line’

 

WHEN DID YOU START BAKING

 

My earliest memory of baking was of a chocolate cake I made from a kids recipe book we had when I was about 10. I made the cake and forgot to put eggs and it came out so dense, I tried to convince everyone it was really nice, of course that wasn’t true. But I’ve watched my mum and grandma cook since I was very little. So cooking has always been a huge part of my life.

 

WHAT WAS YOUR FAVOURITE VIDEO TO FILM?

 

My all time favorite, which will remain that way is the sit down video I did with my YiaYia (grandma) I encourage you to watch it. It was the last time she ever had her garden before she got sick and passed away.

 

WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE SAVOURY DISH?

 

If I could have one last meal it would be my ‘Salmon Delight’ You can find the recipe in the recipe section. If you like salmon delight, then this takes it to the next level.

 

IF YOU COULD VISIT ONE PLACE IN THE WORLD THAT YOU HAVEN'T BEEN TO YET, WHERE WOULD IT BE AND WHY?

 

I’d like to go to Ireland and Scotland. I’d love to see the countryside. It would be beautiful.

 

WHY DID YOU DECIDE TO BEFOME A CHEF?

 

I’ve always loved cooking. I’ve studied lots of other things like Graphic Design and Fitness, but cooking is something I really enjoy. My favorite spot in the house is the kitchen. I spend a lot of time in it.

 

HOW DO YOU STAY UP TO DATE WITH NEW FOOD TRENDS?

 

Mostly from watching what other people are making on youtube and pinterest. Pinterest is a great resource for food trends.

 

SOMETHING I WOULD LOVE TO LEARN OR IMPROVE UPON?

 

I would love to improve my camera techniques, lighting and audio as well.

 

HOW MUCH DO I REALLY LOVE BAKING?

 

Really? Lol. So much!

 

IF YOU COULD ONLY BAKE ONE THING IN LIFE, WOULD IT BE?

 

Hmm, I’d have to say cupcakes, but it’s hard to choose because

 

DO YOU HAVE A HOME BAKERY OR A STORE?

 

No, no plans to do so. Youtube is my passion. :)

 

WHAT DO TOU DO WITH THE REMAINING CUPCAKES AFTER YOU’VE FINISHED?

 

Brace yourselves. If we don’t have them, and we don’t give them away to family and friends after 3 days they go straight to the chickens! Who wants to see chickens eating cupcakes? lol

 

IS THERE ANY RECIPE YOU’VE TRIED LOTS OF TIMES BEFORE YOU GOT IT RIGHT?

 

Let me tell you about my torture with Macarons. The first time I ever made them they came out perfect! The next 10 times (and I’m not exaggerating) they were complete disasters. On the tenth time I nearly I had a breakdown and had a little cry. Then I stopped baking them for about a year because I couldn’t handle the heart ache. I was going to Europe one summer and I decided to take a class in Paris and learn how to make them from the French. Turns out the teacher was American, but she was really good and I learned where I was going wrong. I can make them no problems now.

 

WHAT ADVICE WOULD YOU GIVE TO PEOPLE WHO'VE NEVER BAKED AND WANT TO LEARN HOW TO BAKE?

 

  1. Have everything prepare and measured out before you start.

  2. Baking is a science. Every ingredient plays its part in the recipe. Make sure you measure accurately and use the right ingredients.

  3. Have fun and cook with love! The people eating it will know if it’s been made with love. It’s in the flavor, the details and presentation.

 

 

OBSESSIONS:

 

Can we take a second to talk about my deep deep deep apreication for the Queen Bey?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FAVOURITE FOOD RELATED YOUTUBERS?

Laura Vitale

MyCupcakeAddiction

Cookies Cupcakes & Cardio

Rosanna Pansino

CupcakeJemma

Hayden Quinn

Donal Skehan

 

FAVOURITE NON FOOD RELATED YOUTUBERS?

So many to choose!

Tyler Oakley

Miranda Sings

Shep689

Community Channel

Davey Wavey

Superfruit (these guys make me laugh so hard)

Good Mythical Morning.

 

BIGGEST INSPIRATIONS?

 

My mum and grandma (I’ve never known kinder, more patient loving people in my life.)

Steve Jobs (design and business philosophy)

Matt Groening

Beyoncé (because she slays anything in her way with a get out of my way ima do this attitude)

Hamish & Andy (comedy duo in Australia) DOWNLOAD THEIR PODCAST!

 

DO I EXERCISE?

 

6 days a week.

 

WHAT LANGUAGES DO I SPEAK?

 

I can speak English, Greek, Beyonce, #, 

 

WHERE WOULD YOU LIKE TO LIVE?

 

I’d love to live in LA or NY for a year and London for a year.

 

WHERE DO YOU LIVE?

 

Melbourne, Australia

 

FAVE CITIES YOU'VE VISITED?

 

London and NY

 

3 THINGS THAT MAKE YOU SMILE?

 

Hamish & Andy

My subscribers

My friends and mum

 

IS BAKING YOUR HOBBY SINCE YOU WERE LITTLE OR DID YOU HAVE A DIFFERENT HOBBY GROWING UP?

 

I’ve always loved art and drawing. I created my own comic strip when I was little.

 

WHATS COMING UP ON THE SCRAN LINE?

 

You’’ have to wait and see! Lots of exciting things!

 

WHO HELPS YOU FILM AND EDIT?

 

I research, develop, film, photograph and everything else on my own.

 

WHY DID YOU DECIDE TO START A YOUTUBE CHANNEL?

 

I’d been watching Laura Vitale do it for 3 years before I decided to give it a go on my own. She made it look like so much fun, and so I decoded to give it a go. It’s also a good way for me to practice my passion for cooking and graphic design. :0) I LOVE YOUTUBE SO MUCH!

 

WHO WOULD I LOVE TO COLLAB WITH?

 

Laura Vitale, Tyler Oakley, Davey Wavey, Elise from My Cupcake Addiction, Donal Skehan, Jen from Cookies Cupcakes & Cardio and Rhett and Link from Good Mythical Morning

 

CATS OR DOGS?

 

I really dislike cats lol. I’m definably a dog person.

 

WHEN IS YOUR BIRTHDAY?

 

March 10

 

WHERE WERE YOU BORN?

 

Melbourne

 

WHAT MUSIC DO YOU USE IN YOUR VIDEOS?

 

Most of my videos feature music by an artist named Otis McDonald. How awesome is his music?

 

WHERE DO YOU GET YOYR INSPIRATION AND MOTIVATION FROM?

 

I do a lot of research online. I get inspiration from lots of different things and people. It could even be a color, flavor or time of the year that inspires my work.

 

WHAT IS THE WACKIEST CUPCAKE YOU EVER MADE?

 

Actually the wackiest one I’ve ever made is coming up on The Scran Line!

 

WHATS YOUR FAVOURITE CUPCAKE?

 

I’ll never say no to a GOOD red velvet.

 

WHAT WOULD BE A GOOD NAME FOR ALL OF YOUR FANS?

 

Hmm not sure, can you suggest any? I love how Rhett & Link call their followers Good Mythical Beasts and Miranda Sings calls hers Mirfanders haha. Something clever like that.

 

WILL YOU DO MORE INTERVIEWS LIKE THE ONE YOU DID WITH YOUR GRANDMA?

 

I would love to. It’s difficult to find people to interview. I would love to interview everyone’s grandmas! Grandmas make the best food and they’re just so beautiful!

 

TOP 3 FAVE TV SERIES AND BOOKS

 

TV Shows: The Simpsons (always makes me laugh), South Park (underappreciated and ahead of it’s time) and Supernatural (Cos Same and Dean)

 

Books: Harry Potter series. I’ve read them at least 7 times.

 

WHAT CAMERA DO YOU USE?

 

I use a Canon D70 with a 50mm lens

 

WHAT SOFTWARE DO YOU USE TO EDIT?

 

Final Cut Pro X

 

WOULD YOU RATHER STAY IN A HAUNTED HOUSE FOR 24HRS OR BE IN A ROOM FULL OF SPIDERS FOR 1 MIN?

 

If Sam and Dean Winchester were with me to protect me: haunted house fo sho.

 

If you guys have more questions for me, please feel free to send them through and I may do a second video! :0)

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Hey there! My name is Nick Makrides! I'm guessing you love baking as much as I do which is how you stumbled upon my website!

 

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