FROM BLAND TO BEAUTIFUL IN THE 17TH CENTURY
Charles II returned to Britain after being exiled in France. During his time in France, he grew fond of the cuisine. He brought back French chefs to Britain in order to improve the food there.
IMPROVEMENTS IN CAKES IN THE 1800S
During the 1840s, baking powder made baking cakes easier than ever before. In addition, temperature-controlled ovens allowed for a better, more even bake.