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Mini measures

Have you ever tried to measure really small amounts of liquid, sugar, almond essence or alcohol before? It can be tricky can’t it? Measuring jugs nearly always start at 50ml or 100ml. What if you need 30ml of brandy?  Or you have tripled a recipe and need 6 teaspoons of vanilla essence? I know you can just measure it out individually, but wouldn’t it be easier to just pour and measure in one go? Well now you can.


Last night I was on a cake propping mission at Sainsburys for a photo shoot I am doing this week and I seemed to wander away from the flour and eggs and found myself in the kitchenware department. I had popped into the Savercentre in Sydenham which is their flagship store so this section is pretty large and there is a lot to whet your appetite. It took all my will power not to buy another sieve/spatula/cookie cutter!

No sooner did I see this shot glass than it was in my basket. It’s by Eddingtons. It has four measurements on the sides (as you can see in the photos)  teaspoons, tablespoons, ounces and millilitres. It’s a steal at just £3! I bought one for my mum at the same time as we have often discussed this mini measuring dilemma. I used to use the girls baby bottles when they were little and no longer needed them as they had small measures on the side, but they’re long gone now.

This little glass made me very happy. What’s the saying” Simple things amuse simple people!” I rest my case!


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  1. I was as delighted as you when I found one of these in my local cook shop, not as cheap as yours sadly. However I put it in the dishwasher and I now have a little shot glass devoid of all measures!! Only took one wash. Hope yours fares better!! GG

    1. EmmaMT from says:

      That’s very good to know! I’ll be hand washing mine now!



  2. Lakeland do a nice one, too. It;s angled so you can read it from above and still be accurate.

  3. Andrew Tayler says:

    Hi Emma, thnaks for the advice and a great blog. I want to do a dinosaur cake for my son, Charlie who is turning 2 years old. I have look on the internet and while there are hundereds of different deisgns etc I wonder whether you have any ideas on selecting a good one. Thanks. Andrew T

    1. EmmaMT from says:

      I made a dinosaur cake a few years ago. I decided to keep it simple. I had it lying down so I didn’t have to deal with legs and added lots of character with scales. I think mine was a triceretops so it had spines and was instantly recognisable.

      I’ll dig out a photo of it and add it to the ‘more cakes’ page on the blog at the weekend.


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