Are You a Crafter or a Baker?
But … Some Crafts ARE Like Baking
Sewing, knitting, and quilting are all pretty exact. Miss a stitch or guesstimate on a pattern, and something is going to go horribly wrong. You can't mess around with the rules; all the ingredients and/or instructions have a reason for being there. Cooking and general crafts, not so much.
This is not by any means to imply that bakers (or sewers or knitters or quilters) are not creative or free thinkers! I have seen amazing crazy quilts, and I know who Knitta is. I am also not trying to imply that crafters and cooks are so willy-nilly that they could never bake. For me, baking just does not come as naturally as cooking does.
And, of course, pro chefs are different; they have VERY honed skills and they absolutely HAVE to be consistent day after day. I'm talking about home cooks, here. I’m talking general themes; broad strokes. In my personal life and for those around me, this analogy holds true. As my mother always says, baking is science and cooking is art. (In school, I always did better in art.)
So, the question is, are you a crafter or a baker? Or do you have a different take?