Why is home cinema like baking a cake?

  • You need to plan things out properly and take your time
  • You'll need trusted, proven recipes, and good tools
  • It’s ideal if you’ve done this before, and know what you’re doing
  • It’s a mixture of art and science - you must follow the science to make it work, but the measure is how it makes you feel
  • Great cakes are often a modification of a previously successful cake
  • If you ignore the rules and add ingredients at random, you will get unpredictable results 

And of course you need to whack it in the oven for thirty minutes at Gas Mark 4

Featured image: banana and chocolate cake by Louie Maddock (aged 6) © 2021