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Only Someone Who Bakes A Lot Has Had 21/31 Of These Problems

The most stressful and gratifying hobby.

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  1. Tick off all the baking problems you've experienced!
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    Repeatedly forgot that you already have things like butter and flour, so buying more every time you bake until your fridge is full with a dozen half-used butter packets.
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    Had to attack your hardened "soft" brown sugar with a rolling pin to break it up, to no avail.
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    Worried that you maybe mixed up your baking powder and baking soda, but not had this realisation until the bake is in the oven and it's too late.
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    Eaten most of the chocolate chips for a recipe before they've had a chance to make it into the batter.
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    And ended up with less cookies than you planned because of all the "taste testing" on the cookie dough.
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    Read a blogger's entire life story before being able to get to the cheesecake recipe you actually came to the website for.
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    Forgotten to take butter out of the fridge to get to room temperature, five minutes before you started baking.
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    Intended to pop it in the microwave very quickly but no paid attention and ended up melting it.
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    Injured yourself by touching a hot bake straight out of the oven because you were so desperate to check it.
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    And burned yourself against a baking tray on more than one occasion.
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    Been catfished by a “five star” recipe and then realised afterwards that all the reviews were from people who liked the look of it but hadn't actually tried it.
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    Had your heart set on a recipe that calls for a very specific ingredient, meaning you had to pay upwards of £20 and wait a good few weeks for delivery.
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    End up stuck with a very expensive and specific ingredient that you don't know what to do with after that one bake.
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    Fancied making just one brownie/cookie for yourself but made a dozen instead because of the lack of good single-serve recipes.
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    Used a recipe that hadn't properly converted cups to grams (or vice versa) and ended up with a bit of a disaster as a result.
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    Had a bake turn out not at all as you'd hoped even after following the recipe exactly, and then had to remind yourself not to cry over baked goods.
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    Found a great recipe that involved a weird-sized cake pan that nobody would be likely to own.
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    Used powdered sugar to make some icing but then had it coat every inch of your clothes, hair, phone, and worktops.
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    Made something really tasty that didn't photograph well and then not felt like you could show it off.
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    Upset yourself by working out the cost of baking something vs. the cost of buying it.
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    Spilled some of your high-quality vanilla extract.
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    Had your phone's touch function compromised by the amount of flour, butter, and raw egg it's got on it from you scrolling through the recipe.
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    Made something with buttercream in the summer and had to work against time and nature to stop it melting.
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    Had an attempt at a bake you saw on Pinterest go very wrong.
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    Had someone in your house eat the bananas you were saving specifically to ripen and make banana bread with.
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    Ended up with sore arms from mixing batter.
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    Been plagued by the irrational fear that one of your hairs migrated into the baking pan before you put it in the oven.
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    Seriously considered applying for The Great British Bake Off and then had your dreams dashed by watching a difficult technical challenge that you'd have no idea what to do with.
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    Started a bake because you’re 100% sure you have everything you need, but not bothered to check HOW MUCH of the ingredients you had, and then needed to run to the shop halfway through preparing everything.
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    Somehow had six different types of sugar to be used for baking, and yet no regular sugar to put in tea or coffee.
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    Felt a deep sense of shame upon opening your freezer and seeing all the baked goods you sincerely intending on defrosting some day...but haven't gotten around to yet.
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